As Ukraine has a surplus of coal and electricity, it is considering exporting them to Europe, the chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Energy, Andriy Herus, said during the briefing, the “Mediacenter Ukraine - Ukrinform” reports.
"We disconnected from the joint system with russia and Belarus and joined the European energy network. It is a difficult process, but for Ukraine it went almost unnoticed. It shows that our energy was quite independent. Today Ukraine has a surplus of electricity. Therefore, there are plans to export electricity to European countries. However, if we have a deficit, we will be able to export electricity for ourselves," Herus said.
He noted that coal has also accumulated in warehouses in Ukraine. Therefore, "we even have initiatives to export coal to EU countries."
"But we already have to prepare for the new heating season, and we need to control the amount of coal in the warehouses," said the parliamentary committee chairman.
The unification of the Ukrainian and European energy systems was completed in March of this year. Ukraine has become a member of the "Energy European Union."
According to the media, due to the sanctions against russia, the UK is ready to open a coal mine for the first time in 30 years.