The energy independence of Ukraine will create guarantees for the security of electricity supplies in Central and Eastern Europe, therefore the country intends to separate its energy system from Russia and Belarus in 2022. This was stated by Acting Energy Minister Yuriy Vitrenko during an online meeting with the Minister of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania Dainius Kreivis on March 5, the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers reported.
“The synchronization process is entering the homestretch – in 2022 the IES of Ukraine will separate from the power systems of Russia and Belarus and go into an isolated mode of operation. After that, in 2023, full synchronization with ENTSO-E (European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity- ed.), will take place,” he said.
It is noted that joining ENTSO-E will also provide demonopolization of the electricity market in Ukraine.
Earlier, the National Commission for the State Regulation of Energy and Utilities of Ukraine (NCSREU) canceled auctions that distribute the capacity of interstate ties with Russia and Belarus for 2020.
The corresponding decision, which regulates the period of quarantine and another 30 days after its end, was adopted by the regulator at a meeting today, April 8.
"To the transmission system operator: cancel all the results of annual auctions, at which bandwidth is allocated for 2020, regarding interstate ties between Ukraine and states that are not parties to the Energy Community," the decision said.
The regulator also instructed state-owned company Ukrenergo to refund the costs paid for capacity, which was divided at annual auctions for 2020 in terms of interstate relations between Ukraine and the abovementioned countries.