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Ukraine’s National Commission allows import of electricity from Russia, Belarus in November

Source : 112 Ukraine

This decision was made due to the low coal reserves and the threat of a shortage of electricity
18:40, 27 October 2021

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National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission of Ukraine will not extend the ban for import of electricity from Russia and Belarus for November as Interfax reported citing the high-ranking source in the government of Ukraine.

This decision was made due to low coal reserves and the threat of a shortage of electricity.

“The regulator has already decided: it will not prohibit imports from Russia and Belarus for November. When in September a decision was made to ban imports for October, they said that this does not constitute a threat to the energy system and consumers, and in the future, we will be determined depending on the level of preparation for the autumn and winter period. You know what kind of coal reserves we have," the agency's source said.

Related: Lukashenko ready to help Ukraine, Lithuania with electricity

On March 6, Yuriy Vitrenko stated that 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. It is noted that joining ENTSO-E will also provide demonopolization of the electricity market in Ukraine.

On May 5, Ukraine renewed the import of electrical energy from Belarus.

Later, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a law introducing a ban on the import of electricity from Russia and Belarus.

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The same month, the National Commission for State Regulation of Energy and Public Utilities has banned the import of Russian and Belarusian electricity to Ukraine until October 1, 2021. Later, the ban was extended until November 1.

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