Electricity imports from Europe can cover up to 40-50% of the deficit that currently exists in Ukraine's power system, Volodymyr Kudrytskyy, board chairman of the Ukrainian energy company Ukrenergo, has said on the air of the telethon.
According to him, electricity imports are currently gaining momentum. Ukraine has a significant technical capability for this, but there is a certain limitation on the part of the European side.
"There is a certain restriction on imports from the European side, and it is due to the fact that the Europeans want to increase imports gradually so that they do not create technical problems for their power system. We are now fighting for this increase to happen as quickly as possible and in as big steps as possible. According to our estimates, this limit, which has been assigned by the Europeans to Ukraine and Moldova in total, can be increased at least 2-2.5 times," Kudrytskyy said.
He noted that although electricity from Europe is more expensive than Ukrainian electricity, "many Ukrainian industrial consumers are willing to pay this higher price".
As reported earlier, DTEK said it started importing electricity from Europe in January. The company's current transmission capacity allows it to import about 500 million kWh of electricity per month.
Earlier, the Cabinet of Ministers adopted a resolution stipulating that industrial consumers importing electricity from the EU will be provided with uninterrupted power supply.