Ukraine in January-June 2018 reduced electricity exports by 0.9%, or 28.602 million kWh, compared to the same period in 2017, to 3.135 billion kWh, Ukraine’s Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry told Interfax-Ukraine. However, electricity supplies from the so-called energy island of the Burshtyn thermal power station, towards Hungary, Slovakia and Romania grew by 8.4%, or 154.737 million kWh, to 2.008 billion kWh.
Electricity sales to Poland increased by 17.5%, or 107.779 million kWh, to 723.331 million kWh. Electricity exports to Moldova were 403.986 million kWh, which was 41.9%, or 291.111 million kWh, down on January-June 2017.
In June 2018 alone, exports of Ukrainian electricity stood at 481.772 million kWh, which was 11.6% down on June 2017 (545.058 million kWh). Ukraine did not sell electricity to Belarus and Russia in January-June of 2017 and 2018. In the first six months of this year, Ukraine imported 18.129 million kWh of electricity, namely 17.417 million kWh from Russia and 0.712 million kWh from Belarus. The imports are recorded in SE Energomarket’s contracts as in-process transfers.