Last week the volume of electricity consumption decreased by 2% - Ukrenergo

NPC Ukrenergo informs that during the second week of August, the volume of electricity consumption in the power system of Ukraine decreased by 2% compared to the previous week and, according to operational data, amounted to 2.49 billion kWh.

Average daily consumption on weekdays decreased by 0.9% (361.6 million kWh vs 364.9 million kWh). Over the weekend, this indicator decreased even more – by 4.7% (339 million kWh vs 355.8 million kWh). Also, there is a significant reduction in consumption compared to the same period in 2019. In particular, on weekdays by 5%, and on weekends – by 3.2%.

In total, since the beginning of the month, electricity consumption has amounted to 5.69 billion kWh, which is 4.8% higher than the forecast balance.

The total production of electricity from solar and wind farms decreased by 16.1% last week (225.7 million kWh vs 269.1 million kWh), and the daily indicator ranged from 26.5 million kWh (August 11) to 37.7 million kWh (August 13).

SPPs produced most of electricity on August 16 – 30.8 million kWh, and wind farms on August 13 – 8.5 million kWh.

“On August 13, the day when there was one of the lowest electricity consumption indicators (300-600 MW lower than August 12) and at the same time the largest renewable energy production (500 MW higher than in previous days), dispatchers were forced to limit alternative generation,” the message says.

In just a week, the share of SPPs and wind farms in the structure of electricity generation decreased by 1% to 9% compared to the previous period. At the same time, as of August 16, since the beginning of the month, renewable energy sources produced 591.1 million kWh, which is 3.8% less than the value of the forecast balance. At the same time, SPPs produced 6.4% more than the forecast, while wind farms, on the contrary, were 32.7% less than the forecast value.

The average daily production at nuclear power plants during August 10-16 increased by 3% compared to the previous week (194 million kWh against 188.47 million kWh). Since the beginning of the week, the total load of NPPs has been increased from 7.9 GW to 8.3 GW.

According to operational data, the total electricity production of nuclear power plants amounted to 1.36 billion kWh. Since the beginning of the month, nuclear power plants have produced almost 3.06 billion kWh, which is 11.1% more than the forecast balance.

The total electricity production at HPPs during the last week amounted to 114.3 million kWh (vs 137.5 million kWh in the previous week). The average daily production of electricity at HPPs decreased by 17% (from 19.7 million kWh to 16.3 million kWh). In general, since the beginning of July, HPPs have produced 286.3 million kWh, which is 37% more than the forecast balance.

PSPs produced 30.7 million kWh during the week, and from the beginning of the month – 73.6 million kWh, which is 12.3% more than the forecast balance. The aggregate share of HPPs and PSPs did not change over the week and amounted to 6% of total production.

Electricity production at TPPs during the specified period amounted to 584.8 million kWh vs 592.9 million kWh in the previous week. Average daily production decreased by 1.2% (from 84.7 million kWh to 83.5 million kWh). The share of TPPs in production has not changed over the last week and amounted to 23%. Since the beginning of the month, TPPs have produced slightly more than 1.32 billion kWh, which is 19.1% less than the forecast balance.

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