New Ways of Commercial Export of Ukrainian Energy Resources

by Meifan Honcharuk
Monday, May 15, 2023
New Ways of Commercial Export of Ukrainian Energy Resources

Ukraine and Poland restored the route for the import of Ukrainian electricity, which has not worked since 1992

On May 15, the Polish state-owned energy company Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne announced the start of electricity exports from Ukraine through the Khmelnytsky NPP-Rzeszow line, which had been abandoned since 1992.

The transmission line underwent modernisation and was tested by Ukraine and Poland until April 27. For the period May 15-31, Polish PSE and Ukrainian Ukrenergo organised tenders for exports, which Ukraine provides daily. Line capacity 200 MW, length 400 km, 70% of which pass through the territory of Ukraine. Investments in reconstruction ₴350 million from Ukraine and ₴270 million from Poland (at the rate of €1 = ₴39.83).

In 1984, Ukraine and Poland were part of the common Mir energy system: the line ran from the Ukrainian nuclear power plant Khmelnitsky to the Polish Videlka town. In 1992, Poland separated from Ukraine and, together with Hungary and Czechoslovakia, integrated into the pan-European energy system.

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