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Ukraine has no plans to resume electricity exports to CIS in February

Staff Writer |
Ukraine in February 2017 does not plan to resume electricity exports to the CIS (Belarus, Moldova, Russia), despite the surplus of electricity projected earlier.

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This comes as repair of three reactors of Ukrainian nuclear power plants (NPPs) will be finished.

According to the forecast balance of Ukrainian power grid for February 2017 posted on the Energy and Coal Industry Ministry's website, exports of electricity to Eastern Europe is planned at 450 million kWh (24% up on February 2016, 363 million kWh).

The ministry anticipates that electricity generation in February 2017 would increase by 5.1% or 680 million kWh compared to February 2015, to 14.108 billion kWh.

Some 7.35 billion kWh would be generated by NPPs (52.1% of total generation), 4.201 billion kWh by thermal power plants (TPPs, 29.78%), 1.473 billion kWh by combined heat and power plants (CHPP, 10.44%), and 698 million kWh by hydroelectric power plants (4.95%).

Then, there aer 139 million kWh by hydroelectric pumped storage power plants (0.99%), 117 million kWh by isolated power plants (0.83%) and 130 million kWh by non-conventional sources (wind farms, solar stations, biomass, 0.92%).

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