On 14 February 2023, the Transmission System Operators (TSOs) of Continental Europe agreed to increase the electricity trade capacity to Ukraine/Moldova to 700 MW at all hours. Since October 2022, the TSOs of Continental Europe have regularly increased the capacity which is available for trading, taking into account the power system stability and security considerations. The increase in trading capacity which is made available for importing electricity supports Ukraine and Moldova in ensuring electricity supply to end consumers.”

The start of commercial exchanges of electricity in June 2022 followed the successful synchronization of the Continental Europe power system and the Ukraine/Moldova power system on 16 March 2022 and the welcoming of Ukrenergo as observer member of ENTSO-E on 26 April 2022. Since 11 October 2022, after the first massive attacks against the energy infrastructure, Ukraine has stopped exporting electricity to Continental Europe. Currently the trade capacity is set at 400 MW from Ukraine/Moldova to the rest of Continental Europe and 700 MW in the other direction. In the next weeks and months, the TSOs will assess whether further increases of the trading capacity limits can be envisaged.


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.

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