The total volume of electricity generation in Ukraine for 2 months of the current year decreased by 7.5% compared to the same period last year, to 27.3 billion kWh.
The generation structure has undergone certain changes.
Thus, the share of HPPs and PSPs in total production decreased to 4.3% in January-February 2020 from 5% for the corresponding period of 2019.
The generation volume decreased by 21% - to 1.17 billion kWh.
The share of renewable energy continued to grow – up to 4.3% from 1.5% a year earlier. This led to an increase in the generation of electricity from renewable energy by 108.3%.
Total electricity imports for 2 months of the current year amounted to 1.1 billion kWh. At the same time, last year there was no electricity import in the corresponding period. The structure of electricity consumption has changed slightly. So, 38.6% of the electricity in the country was consumed by industry, 32% - by the population, 13.3% - by household consumers. Among the industries, the metallurgical industry was and is the most energy-intensive – 4.5 billion kWh of consumed electricity for 2 months, or 21.2% of the total consumption structure. Talking about the machine-building industry, electricity consumption decreased in January-February 2020 to 2.9% of the total, from 3.4% in January-October 2019. And in the chemical and petrochemicals, by contrast, it rose to 3.1% from 2.2% a year earlier.