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Ukraine purchased electricity from a European country: Ukraine: Former USSR: Lenta.ru

Ukraine conducted the first test supply of electricity from Slovakia

Ukraine conducted the first test supply of electricity from Slovakia. This is reported on site state energy trader “Energy Company of Ukraine” (JSC “EKU”).

“In order to support the energy system of Ukraine in the event of a shortage of generating capacity, the state-owned energy trader JSC Energy Company of Ukraine (JSC ECU) carried out the first test supply of electricity from Slovakia. The actual import of 1 MW capacity occurred on October 27, 2022,” the statement said.

It is specified that the company received the right to import as a result of an open auction for access to interstate power grids, held on October 25 by the operator of the electricity transmission system Ukrenergo. According to Vitaliy Butenko, Director General of ECU JSC, the purchase of electricity from a European country is an additional tool for stabilizing the operation of the Ukrainian energy system.

Formerly Ukrainian authorities warned population about emergency power cuts in the republic. Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Kirill Timoshenko said that the restrictions could affect all areas of the country, and called on citizens to save electricity.

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