EU increases import capacity for electricity from Ukraine by 20%
Kadri Simson (Photo: EU - Audiovisual Service)

The United European Energy System ENTSO-E has agreed to increase the throughput capacity for the supply of Ukrainian electricity to Europe, announced the European Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson on Wednesday.

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The official said that during the last meeting with the Minister of Energy German Galushchenko, who was visiting Brussels, she discussed ways to support Ukraine. Increasing import capacity is one of them.

"This morning, ENTSO-E has decided to further increase the import capacity from Ukraine to 850 MW from the current 700 MW. This is just one step, but clearly this is progress," Simson stated.

When Ukraine started exporting in June 2022, the cross-border capacity was limited to 100 MW.

Before the energy crisis provoked by Russian missile strikes, the Ministry of Energy said that after the implementation of additional technical measures, the transmission capacity could increase to 4-5 GW.

Ukraine began exporting electricity to the European Union in the summer of 2022, and it quickly became one of the main export articles. Since October 11, 2022, due to Russian strikes on the energy system, exports have stopped.

Since mid-February, there has been no shortage of electricity in Ukraine.

On March 28, Ukraine notified the European Union of its readiness to resume electricity exports after an almost six-month break.