In May, Ukraine’s total volume of electricity exports amounted to 460 million kWh, up 13.2-fold from the total volume of electricity imports, which reached 34.9 million kWh, to the press service of Ukrenergo National Power Company reported.
Compared to April, Ukraine’s electricity exports increased by 21%, while imports decreased by 12.9%.
“Starting from May 27, under the decision of the National Commission for State Regulation of Energy and Public Utilities (Resolution No. 853 dated May 26), the capacity was limited to 0 MW in the directions Russia-Ukraine and Belarus-Ukraine,” Ukrenergo reminded.
According to the company, the volume of imports from all countries in May was 0.3% of total electricity consumption (gross), in particular, the Burshtyn TPP Energy Island – 66% of the total volume and to the Ukrainian United Energy System – 34%.
In total, over the first five months of 2021, electricity imports from Belarus reached 522.6 million kWh (53% of the total) and from Slovakia – 254.4 million kWh (26%).
At the same time, electricity exports in May increased in almost all directions, except for Romania. The largest volumes were exported from the Burshtyn TPP Energy Island – 70% of the total.
Over the first five months of 2021, the share of electricity exports to Hungary was 696.4 million kWh (49.7% of the total) and to Poland – 353.3 million kWh (25.2%). (Ukrinform/Business World Magazine)