The Transmission System Operators (TSOs) of Continental Europe have confirmed that the technical pre-conditions have now been fulfilled to allow for the first phase of commercial exchanges of electricity between Ukraine and the neighbouring countries. This follows the successful synchronization of the power systems on 16 March 2022 and the welcoming of Ukrenergo as observer member of ENTSO-E on 26 April 2022. These achievements are obtained following extensive work by all TSOs, and especially by Ukrenergo and the neighbouring TSOs of Ukraine.
The start of commercial electricity exchanges with the Ukraine/Moldova power system is planned for 30 June on the interconnection between Ukraine and Romania. The electricity trading on the other interconnections (Ukraine-Slovakia, Ukraine-Hungary, and Moldova-Romania) is expected to follow later. The total trade capacity will initially be set to 100 MW in the first phase. After this initial phase, a gradual increase in the trade capacity will be regularly assessed based on power system stability and security considerations.
This is an additional important step, less than four months after the emergency synchronisation of Ukraine-Moldova with Continental Europe, and furthermore demonstrates the strong commitment of European TSOs toward Ukrenergo and Moldelectrica.
ENTSO-E, the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity, is the association for the cooperation of the European transmission system operators (TSOs). The 39 member TSOs, representing 35 countries, are responsible for the secure and coordinated operation of Europe’s electricity system, the largest interconnected electrical grid in the world. In addition to its core, historical role in technical cooperation, ENTSO-E is also the common voice of TSOs.
Link to previous ENTSO-E press releases on the emergency synchronisation with Ukraine.
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