Uzbekistan: nuclear power plant to be built

Uzbekistan intends to start construction of its nuclear power plant. Uzbekistan and Rosatom, Russia’s state corporation, reached an agreement to build a two-reactor nuclear power plant (NPP). It is expected to put it into commission in full by 2028. NPP construction will let the country save 3.7 billion cubic meters of natural gas a year.…

Ukraine: gas reserves up

Natural gas reserves in Ukrainian underground storage facilities (USFs) have increased by 55.4%, or by 4.12 billion cubic meters since the gas injection season started on April 9, to 11.554 billion cubic meters. Some 366.55 million cubic meters of gas was injected into the USFs on July 1-7, according to the state-run gas transport system…

Ukraine: GIZ to launch new project to support Energy Efficiency Fund

The German federal company Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) mbH launches a new project to support the Energy Efficiency Fund of Ukraine, Vice Prime Minister-Minister for Regional Development, Construction and Housing Hennadiy Zubko wrote on his Facebook page. “We continue to unite international partners around the energy efficiency reform and the launch of the…

Ukraine: number of electric cars growing

Over 7,000 electric vehicles have been registered in Ukraine and their number grows annually, the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources posted on Twitter. “The number of registered electric vehicles in Ukraine grows every year. In general, there are 7,439 electric vehicles in the country,” reads the report. The Ministry of Ecology reminded that the…

Baltic States: average electricity price down

The average weekly electricity price in Latvia has declined by nearly 14%, to 42.27 EUR/MWh in Estonia and 45.72 EUR/MWh in Lithuania. The price decline in Latvia was 13%, to 45.72 EUR/MWh, according to information from Latvenergo. A considerable consumption volume decline was noted in Nord Pool region last week. Electricity volume declined to 6,036…

Ukraine: energy efficiency at 9% to be reached by 2020

Ukraine is expected to reach energy efficiency at the level of 9% by 2020, compared with the situation in 2005-2009, by implementing the European energy efficiency directives. “Today all the international partners help Ukraine move towards energy efficiency. However, this path is impossible without the implementation of key European energy efficiency directives and a roadmap,…

Ukraine: electricity exports up in January-May 2018

Ukraine boosted electricity exports by 25% YoY in January-May (in monetary terms), to $137.2 million.

Hungary accounted for 62.2% of the electricity sales abroad (estimated at $85.3 million), while the share of Poland was nearly 23.8% ($32.6 million) and that of Moldova 11.4% ($15.6 million), the Ukrainian State Fiscal Service said. (UNIAN/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: Kiev and Tehran to boost ties in energy sector

Ukrainian parliamentary and state officials held separate meetings with Iran’s Ambassador in Kiev Mohammad Beheshti Monfared, expressing the eastern European country’s resolve for enhanced cooperation with Tehran in various fields, including energy. Vice Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Viktor Sheremeta held talks with Beheshti Monfared in Kiev and called for closer ties…

Lithuania: Elektrum Lietuva expanding

Independent power supplier Elektrum Lietuva, a part of Latvian energy group Latvenergo, is launching a new business and will help residents and businesses to install solar panels this month already. Elektrum Lietuva CEO Martynas Gina says the company is the first on the market to provide such services. Elektrum Lietuva has been operating in Lithuania…

Georgia: European partners to help reform energy sector

The Government of Georgia, the German government-owned development bank KFW and the French Development Agency (AFD) have signed a declaration on launching reforms for developing the energy market in Georgia and improve energy efficiency in the country. As Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili stated at the government meeting, the development of the country’s energy field…

Ukraine: energy sector to be demonopolized

The energy sector of Ukraine should be transparent, demonopolized and competitive. “We could have become a completely energy-independent country in previous ten years, but this did not happen. Now we have set a course for energy independence, energy saving and production of our own Ukrainian gas, which will be enough for us to meet the…

Ukraine: electricity production up in Q1 2018

Electricity production in Ukraine’s power grid increased by 3.8% YoY in January-March, to 44.543 billion kWh. Nuclear power plants (NPPs) reduced electricity generation over this period by 7.6%, to 21.983 billion kWh. Thermal power plants (TPPs), as well as combined heat and power plants (CHPPs) and cogeneration plants (CPs), increased production by 16.1%, to 17.614…