The total volume of electricity production in Ukraine decreased by 1.4% to 114.3 billion kWh over 9 months compared to the same period last year.
The generation structure has undergone certain changes. The share of HPPs and PSPs in the total generation decreased from 8.6% in 2018 to 5.6% in 2019, while the generation volume decreased by 38.3% to 6.16 kWh. The share of renewable energy sources increased significantly – from 1.7% to 3.6%, which accordingly led to an increase in electricity generation from renewable energy by 108%. Changes in other sectors of electricity production are insignificant and are within +-0.7%.
Total electricity imports amounted to 0.94 kWh for 9 months. It should be noted that according to the Ministry of Energy there were no imports in the corresponding period last year.
Despite certain changes in the structure of generation, the structure of electricity consumption did not undergo noticeable changes. 43% of the consumed electricity in the country falls on industry, 29% - on the population, 12.6% - on household consumers. Among the industries the most energy-intensive was and remains the metallurgical industry – 22.06 kWh of consumed electricity for 9 months, or 24.6% of the total structure.
Recently, representatives of Ukrenergo noted a shortage of balancing capacities in Ukraine. It jeopardizes the country's entire energy system.