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UKRENERGO EARNS OVER UAH 200 MLN FROM SALE OF CROSS-SECTIONS FOR ELECTRICITY EXPORTS TO ROMANIA, SLOVAKIA

Proceeds from sales of NPC Ukrenergo’s available interstate transmission capacity for electricity exports to Romania and Slovakia amounted to UAH 200.3 million since the opening on June 30.
These data are based on the results of the latest auctions in the Romanian and Slovak directions, held on July 10 with delivery on July 12. According to them, the section price to Slovakia was UAH 10.3 million and to Romania – UAH 10.2 million.
Traditionally, the most active participants in these auctions are DTEK Zakhidenergo, ERU Trading, and Le-Trading Ukraine.
At the same time, Energoatom began to participate in auctions for the export of electricity to Slovakia from the moment they started on July 5 for supplies on July 7 (two days before delivery). For the first time, the company bought almost 500 MWh of the possible 1200 MWh for export at the auction on July 9 with delivery on July 11. The plans for July 12 are to export 131 MWh.
At the same time, Ukrhydroenergo, which for the first time bought out a section to Slovakia for export of 148 MWh on July 9, and then for export of 110 MWh on July 10, ended the last two auctions with delivery on July 11 and 12 to no avail.
Auctions with delivery on July 10 became an anti-record at the cross-section price: for Slovakia, it fell on this day to UAH 11/MWh with delivery at 12-16:00, and the highest was UAH 2,390 /MWh at 23:00. For Romania, the lowest price was UAH 100/MWh at 13-14:00, the highest was a little over UAH 2,200/MWh with delivery at 21:00-23:00. For comparison: according to the results of all auctions, the price for Romania was the lowest on July 3 – UAH 1,380/MWh.
It is noteworthy that Ukrhydroenergo reserved most of its daily resource at the lowest prices in both directions.
In general, in both directions, the price of a section on July 10 amounted to a little more than UAH 2 million.
As of July 11, this figure was already ten times more – UAH 20.5 million.
The section from Slovakia and Romania for July 10-12, as before, was not reserved.
The section to Poland continues to be purchased at daily auctions in addition to the 147 MW capacity purchased at the monthly auction by DTEK Zakhidenergo – at 65 MW every hour (1,560 MWh per day) on July 10-12.
The daily cross-section to Moldova on July 10-12, according to the traditional scenario, was divided by Energoatom, which bought out a cross-section for export of 9,400 MWh per day, and Ukrhydroenergo – 2,400 MWh per day.
The section price at all auctions, except for exports to Romania, is UAH 0/MWh.

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AFTER COMMISSIONING OF INTERCONNECTOR GREECE-BULGARIA, ROMANIA WILL BE ABLE TO SUPPLY GAS TO MOLDOVA AND UKRAINE

Romanian Prime Minister Nicolae Chuque said that after the commissioning of the Greece-Bulgaria interconnector on Thursday, his country will be able to supply natural gas to Moldova and Ukraine, European Pravda reports with reference to the Romanian news portal Digi24.
“Essentially, this interconnector will connect the network passing through Anatolia and the Adriatic, as well as connect to the BRUA pipeline, thus ensuring gas supplies to Bulgaria and Romania,” Chuquet said at a press conference with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
“And, of course, we can provide gas supplies to our eastern partners – Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova and other countries according to the distribution scheme of this gas network,” the Romanian prime minister added.

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PRICES CONTINUE TO RISE AT UKRENERGO AUCTIONS FOR EXPORT OF ELECTRICITY TO ROMANIA

Over seven days of daily auctions by NPC Ukrenergo for distribution of access to a cross-section for exporting electricity to Romania, the price of a cross-section increased to UAH 106 million.
Including, according to the results of the auction on July 6, the seventh day after the opening of exports to Romania, 8 winners of the auction, who divided the daily cut, must pay a total of UAH 19.8 million.
The highest cross-section price at this auction was the price at 23:00 – UAH 10.9 thousand UAH/MWh, which was shared by DTEK Zakhidenergo (by 60 MWh), Latest Technologies 3000 (by 15 MWh). h), ERU Trading (by 14 MWh), Energoatom (by 10 MWh) and Smart Trade Energy (by 1 MWh). The absolute record of the week is still the price of 11.67 thousand UAH/MWh. At the same time, experts note that traders in many positions are ready to pay for a cross-section significantly higher than the selling price of a resource in Romania for these hours.
In general, this time, as in previous auctions, more than half of the daily capacity was bought by DTEK Zakhidenergo (for export, a total of 1,377 MWh out of a possible 2,400 MWh per day).
“Le Trading” Ukraine bought a section for export of 281 MWh, “ERU Trading” – for 220 MWh, “Energoatom” – for 239 MWh (yesterday it was only 30 MWh), “Latest Technologies 3000” – by 198 MWh, Nexttrade by 45 MWh, Smart Trade Energy by 24 MWh and DE Trading by 16 MWh.
Once again, the state-owned Ukrhydroenergo participated in the auction without results.
Also, Artlex-Energy and Ukr Gas Resource did not buy anything in this auction.
From Romania on July 6, the section was not reserved.
The section to Poland continues to be purchased at daily auctions in addition to the 147 MW capacity purchased at the monthly auction of DTEK Zakhidenergo – as of July 6, at 65 MW per hour (1560 MWh per day).
According to yesterday’s scenario, the daily cross-section to Moldova on July 6 was divided by Energoatom, which bought out a cross-section for export of 9400 MWh per day and Ukrhydroenergo – by 2400 MWh per day. Another 1 MW per hour (24 MWh in total) was bought by Energy Lab Ukraine, which had not previously participated in the auction.
The section price at all auctions, except for exports to Romania, is 0 UAH/MWh.
As reported, the import-export of electricity to Romania for 100 MW started on June 30. The number of auction winners varies from 5 to 9 participants.
On June 27, ENTSO-E agreed to start commercial exports of the first 100 MW to Europe. First, the resource will be supplied to Romania, then the directions to Slovakia and Hungary will be opened, but in general, the export capacity is 100 MW. In a month, Ukrenergo expects an increase in exports.

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UKRAINE STARTED EXPORTING ELECTRICITY TO ROMANIA

From June 30, Ukraine began exporting electricity to Romania at a capacity of 100 MW, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmygal announced.
“Today, from 1 a.m., such exports went towards Romania. The initial volume is 100 MW,” he wrote on his telegram channel on Thursday.
He noted that in the first day alone, the state-owned company Ukrenergo earned UAH 10 million by selling access to the interstate section for export, and potentially Ukraine could earn more than UAH 70 billion a year from this.
“The potential for the export of Ukrainian electricity to Europe is up to 2.5 GW. Under this scenario, the state will be able to receive more than UAH 70 billion a year,” Shmyhal said.
The prime minister stressed that the energy visa-free regime with the EU, which began in March this year, gives its very visible and practical result, and the energy sector will become one of the drivers for the recovery of the Ukrainian economy, as it has already become a driver for integration into the EU.
According to the data on the ENTSO-E website, physical exports from Ukraine to Romania are made on June 30 with a flat schedule of 100 MWh.
As reported, Ukrenergo earned more than UAH 10 million at the first auction for the sale of a section to Romania on June 30, and almost UAH 14 million at the second auction, on July 1. The section was divided respectively by 5 and 6 companies. A total of 8 and 10 companies participated in the auction, respectively.
Ukrainian and European energy systems have been operating synchronously since March 16. On June 27, Europe opened electricity exports from Ukraine, which was supposed to start on June 30.

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UKRAINE AND ROMANIA WILL STRENGTHEN COOPERATION IN ECOLOGY

Ukraine and Romania have agreed to strengthen cooperation in the Danube region and cooperation in the field of environmental protection, in particular, the countries are preparing to sign a bilateral agreement on the implementation of the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (Espoo Convention).
The corresponding decision was made by Minister of Environment Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine Ruslan Strelets and Minister of Environment, Water and Forests of Romania Barna Tanczos during an online meeting on June 27, according to the website of the Ukrainian ministry.
The Ukrainian minister also spoke about the harm done to the environment since the start of Russia’s large-scale invasion of Ukraine, and expressed hope for Romania’s support in recovering damages from the aggressor in the international court.
“About 260 cases of ecocide in the country and more than 2,000 cases of destruction of our ecosystems have already been recorded. The amount of damage exceeds UAH 200 billion. Such a war will definitely leave huge scars on the Ukrainian environment. Ukraine has joined the Life family, and we have great hopes that within the framework of the program, among other things, we will be able to restore our wildlife,” Strelets said.
He also recalled that Ukraine has introduced the EkoZahroza official application of the Ministry of Natural Resources, which allows every inhabitant of the planet to receive data around the clock on all changes in environmental indicators on the Ukrainian territory, including radiation pollution.
The Espoo Convention is an international agreement initiated by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe that entered into force in 1997. According to the document, the procedure for assessing the environmental impact of potentially hazardous projects should be carried out not only within the state, but also in neighboring countries that may be affected by the impact of these facilities.
On June 24, Ukraine and the EU signed an agreement on joining the Life international environmental program, the budget of which for 2021-2027 for projects to protect the environment is EUR 5.43 billion.

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UKRAINE INVITED SLOVAKIA, HUNGARY, ROMANIA AND MOLDOVA TO JOIN PROJECT TO INCREASE CAPACITY OF BORDER CROSSINGS

Ukraine plans to develop the Open Border project at border crossings with Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova.
“We are also implementing similar projects to increase capacity at the borders with other Western neighbors. We are already negotiating to join the Open Border of Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova,” Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov was quoted as saying in a Facebook post on Monday.
As reported earlier, Ukraine and Poland doubled the throughput at the Krakovets-Korcheva checkpoint modernized as part of the Open Border project.

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