The volume of electricity consumption increased by 0.3% last week – Ukrenergo

NPC Ukrenergo reports that during the first week of August, the volume of electricity consumption in the Ukrainian power system, according to operational data, amounted to 2.53 billion kWh, which is only 0.3% more than in the previous week (2.52 billion kWh).

Average daily consumption on weekdays decreased by 1.5% (364.9 million kWh vs 370.3 million kWh). Over the weekend, this indicator, on the contrary, increased by 5.2% (351.8 million kWh vs 334.5 million kWh). There is also an increase in consumption compared to the same period in 2019. In particular, on weekdays it is more by 0.3%, and on weekends – by 0.2%.

In total, since the beginning of the month, electricity consumption amounted to 3.2 billion kWh, which is 5.1% higher than the forecast balance.

The total production of electricity from solar and wind power plants (SPPs and wind farms) last week increased by 18% (to 263.7 million kWh versus 223.5 million kWh), and the daily indicator fluctuated from 33.3 million kWh (August 3) to 43.7 million kWh (August 8). More electricity SPPs produced on August 6 – 31.9 million kWh, and wind farms on August 8 – 13.1 million kWh

Dispatching orders for limiting wind power plants and solar power plants were not given during the week.

In just a week, the share of SPPs and wind farms in the structure of electricity production increased by 2% to 10% in comparison with the previous period. At the same time, as of August 9, from the beginning of the month, renewable energy sources generated 346.3 million kWh, which is 0.2% more than the value of the forecast balance. At the same time, SPPs produced 8.4% more than the forecast, and wind farms, on the contrary, produced 22.3% less.

The average daily production at nuclear power plants during August 3-9 compared to the previous week decreased by 1% (188.4 million kWh vs 190.4 million kWh). The total load of the NPP during the whole week was 7.9 GW.

According to the operational data, the total electricity production of nuclear power plants amounted to 1.32 billion kWh. The share of nuclear power plants in the overall production structure did not change and amounted to 51%.

Since the beginning of the month, nuclear power plants have produced almost 1.7 billion kWh, which is 9.8% more than the forecast balance.

The total electricity production at hydroelectric power plants during the last week amounted to 137.5 million kWh (against 141.7 million kWh in the previous week). The average daily production of electricity at hydroelectric power plants decreased by 3% (from 20.3 million kWh to 19.6 million kWh). In general, since the beginning of July, hydroelectric power plants have generated 170.9 million kWh, which is 45.3% more than the forecast balance.

Pumped storage power plants produced 32.9 million kWh during the week, and 42.9 million kWh since the beginning of the month, which is 16.4% more than the forecast balance. The share of HPPs and PSPPs for the week amounted to 6% of the total production.

Electricity production at TPPs during the specified period amounted to 592.9 million kWh against 619.7 million kWh in the previous week. Average daily production decreased by 3.8% (from 88.5 million kWh to 84.7 million kWh). The share of TPPs during the last week decreased by 2% to 23%. Since the beginning of the month, TPPs have produced slightly more than 735.9 million kWh, which is 18.8% less than the forecast balance.

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