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Ukraine cuts electricity exports by 19.4% in Jan-Sept

KYIV. Oct 13 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Ukraine in January-September 2021 reduced electricity exports by 19.4% (by 668.9 million kWh) compared to the same period in 2020, to 2.780 billion kWh, according to data of NPC Ukrenergo.

According to the calculations of Interfax-Ukraine, in particular, supplies from the Burshtyn TPP energy island in the direction of Hungary, Slovakia and Romania decreased by 10.8% (by 229.1 million kWh), to 1.897 billion kWh.

Electricity supplies to Poland decreased by 34.6% (by 383.9 million kWh) compared to the same period last year, to 725.3 million kWh.

Electricity exports to Moldova increased by 20.7% (by 26.9 million kWh), to 157.2 million kWh.

There were no supplies to Belarus and Russia in January-September 2021 (versus 82.8 million kWh supplied to Belarus over nine months of 2020).

In September 2021, Ukrainian electricity exports amounted to 304.3 million kWh, which is 34.9% less than in September 2020 (467.7 million kWh).

In addition, in the first nine months of 2021, Ukraine reduced electricity imports by 45.8% (by 856.2 million kWh) compared to the same period last year, to 1.014 billion kWh. In particular, Belarus supplied 522.6 million kWh, Slovakia – 285.4 million kWh, Russia – 101.9 million kWh, Hungary – 66.4 million kWh, and Romania – 38.1 million kWh.

In September 2021, electricity imports amounted to 0.03 million kWh versus 53.7 million kWh in September 2020.

Within the framework of technological flows associated with the parallel operation of the Integrated Power System of Ukraine with the power systems of neighboring countries and power supply of dead-end areas, 40.6 million kWh of electricity came from the Russian Federation over nine months, and from Belarus – 400,000 kWh.

Emergency supplies during this period from Slovakia amounted to 1.9 million kWh, from Belarus – 9.7 million kWh, to Belarus – 400,000 kWh, and to Poland – 8.5 million kWh.