Six companies have bought access to 1.1 GW of interstate network carrying capacity for importing electricity from the Russian Federation to Ukraine in December, according to information on the website of Ukrenergo. Thus, TAS Energy of Sergiy Tigipko bought 350 MW (24.6% more compared to the access capacity purchased in November). Ukrtorgenergy LLC acquired an additional 300 MW of capacity in December (Volodymyr Lytvynchuk is the ultimate beneficiary of the company founded in May 2019, while in mid-August the core business changed from electricity production to trade), which in November gained access to only 10 MW. The next largest one in terms of volume is ONK Group with 150 MW. At the November auction, this company failed to gain access to the section.
In turn, United Energy LLC (which has contracts for the supply of energy to the enterprises of Ihor Kolomoisky and the Surkis brothers) bought access to 100 MW in December (against 500 MW in November), and ETG LLC bought the same amount.
Access to the capacity for imports from Belarus was obtained by D Trading (Donbasenergo of Maksym Yefimov) and ERU Trading LLC (the Energy Resources of Ukraine group of companies) in the amount of 450 MW and 50 MW respectively.
D Trading also bought access to 404 MW for imports from Moldova and 85 MW from Hungary.
Ukraine in January-October 2019 increased electricity exports by 1.5% (by 77.1 million kWh) compared to the same period in 2018, to 5.127 billion kWh, the Ministry of Energy and Environment Protection has told the agency. Electricity supplies from the “energy island of Burshtyn TPP” to Hungary, Slovakia and Romania increased by 10.9% (by 339.2 million kWh), to 3.442 billion kWh.
Electricity supplies to Poland decreased by 2.5% (by 29.3 million kWh), to 1.132 billion kWh.
Electricity supplies to Moldova amounted to 552.7 million kWh, which is 29.6% less (232.8 million kWh) than in January-October 2018.
Ukrainian electricity was not exported to Belarus and Russia for January-October 2018 and 2019.
At the same time, Ukraine in July 2019 resumed commercial import of electricity, the total volume of which since the beginning of this year amounted to 1.538 million kWh. In particular, 573.9 million kWh were supplied from Slovakia, 644.9 million kWh from Belarus, and 191.5 million kWh from Hungary.
In addition, within technologically exchanged energy flows linked to synchronous operation of Ukrainian power grid with the power systems of neighbor countries 29.8 million kWh of electricity was imported from Russia and 0.8 million from Belarus.
Electricity production by all power plants of state enterprise Energoatom in January-October 2019 decreased by 1.9% (by 1.3 billion kWh) compared to the same period of the previous year, to 67.271 billion kWh.
According to the press service of the company, the plan for production of electricity for the specified period in 2019 was exceeded by 1.6%.
The share of Energoatom in the overall structure of electricity production in the country amounted to 53.1%, which is 0.1 percentage points less than in January-October 2018.
The power plants of the state enterprise for the reporting period supplied 63.170 billion kWh, which is 2% less than a year earlier.
The volume of capital investments for the ten months amounted to UAH 10.253 billion against UAH 9.270 billion. in January-October 2019, financing of capital investments was UAH 12.465 billion against UAH 9.983 billion.
During the reporting period, the company transferred UAH 12.205 billion to the budgets of all levels, insurance payments amounted to UAH 2.109 billion.
Electricity consumption in Ukraine in January-September 2019, taking into account in-process losses, decreased by 0.6% compared to the same period in 2018, to 110.751 billion kWh, the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry has told Interfax-Ukraine.
Excluding in-process losses, electricity consumption over the period decreased 0.1%, to 89.554 billion kWh.
The country’s industry, excluding in-process losses, reduced electricity consumption by 0.3%, to 38.551 billion kWh. In particular, metallurgical industry consumed 22.063 billion kWh (0.2% less compared to January-September 2018), fuel industry some 2.533 billion kWh (3.4% less), machine building industry some 2.734 billion kWh (8% less), chemical and petrochemical some 2.702 billion kWh (12.8% more), food and processing some 3.295 billion kWh (1.1% more), construction materials some 1.669 billion kWh (0.7% less), while others 3.555 billion kWh (1.4% less).
In addition, agricultural enterprises consumed 2.778 billion kWh (3% down), transport 4.856 billion kWh (4.6% less), and construction 711.1 million kWh (2.9% more).
In January-September 2019, the country’s population consumed 25.937 billion kWh (0.3% less), household consumers some 11.277 billion kWh (0.7% less), and other non-industrial consumers some 5.444 billion kWh (9.4% more).
In January-September 2019, the share of industry in total electricity consumption decreased from 43.1% to 43%, and the share of the population remained at 29%.
Ukraine in January-September 2019 increased revenue from electricity exports by 14.4% (by $34.105 million) compared to the same period in 2018, to $271.49 million, in particular, in September this figure was $31.263 million.
According to the State Fiscal Service, electricity for $167.111 million was supplied to Hungary in the nine months, power worth $61.237 million to Poland, while Moldova received electricity for $32.814 million, other countries for $10.328 million.
In addition, Ukraine imported electricity for $31.174 million in January-September 2019, including for $14.791 million from Slovakia, $13.063 million from Belarus, $2.434 million from Hungary, and $885,000 from other countries.
As reported, in 2018 Ukraine exported electricity worth $331.942 million, in particular to Hungary for $189.958 million, Poland for $78.763 million, Moldova for $53.144 million, other countries for $10.078 million. In monetary terms, Ukrainian electricity exports in 2018 increased by 40.9% compared to 2017.
In natural terms, Ukraine in 2018 increased exports of electricity by 19.3% (by 999.4 million kWh) compared to 2017, to 6.166 billion kWh.
According to the updated forecast balance, in 2019 Ukraine plans to export 5.832 billion kWh of electricity, which is 5.4% less than in 2018 (6.166 billion kWh). Imports are expected to amount to 1.488 billion kWh.
Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has introduced amendments into Ukrainian law “On electricity power market” permitting to buy electric power under bilateral agreements of the countries, which are not the members of the Europe’s Energy Society.
A total of 265 parliamentarians voted for the bill No.1084 “On amendments into some legislative acts of Ukraine on nuclear power use” at a plenary sitting.
MP Andriy Gerus introduced an amendment to the law on electric power market in Part 8, of Article 67 that permits to sell electric power imported from the states non-members of the Energy Society on the day-ahead markets and on the balancing market.