Electricity consumption increased last week – Ukrenergo

NPC Ukrenergo reports that during the first week of July, the level of electricity consumption in the Ukrainian power system, compared to the previous week, increased due to the easing of certain quarantine restrictions in most regions of the country and high air temperatures, both on weekends and on weekdays.

In particular, the average daily consumption, according to current data, increased by 3.4% on weekdays (370.7 million kWh compared to 358.6 million kWh). It is noted that this indicator is 0.6% higher than in the same period in 2019 (368.7 million kWh).

Over the weekend, the average daily consumption increased by 2% compared to the previous week (355.9 million kWh against 348.9 million kWh).

In total, from the beginning of July, electricity consumption amounted to 1.83 billion kWh, which is 8.6% more than the forecast balance.

Daily production of electricity by solar power plants and wind farms ranged from 23 million kWh (July 5) to 34.7 million kWh (July 1), according to current data.

The average daily electricity production by wind farms and solar power plants, compared to the previous week, decreased by 6.3%, from 32.3 million kWh to 30.3 million kWh.

Wind farms generated the biggest amount of electricity on July 4 – 4.2 million kWh, and solar power plants – on July 1 (30.8 million kWh).

Dispatch orders to limit winds farm and solar power stations during the week were not given.

In general, the share of SPPs and wind farms in the structure of electricity production on June 30 – July 5 was 8%, while during the week it was 9%.

The average daily production at nuclear power plants, according to current data, increased by 5% compared to last week from 168.3 million kWh to 176.4 million kWh.

The total load of the nuclear power plants on June 30 remained at around 7 GW. Later, starting from July 1, 2:00 a.m., and until the end of the week, it increased to 7.4 GW due to an increase in capacity at power unit No.1 of the South Ukrainian NPP from 400 to 800 MW due to the application of NNEGC Energoatom in accordance with the forecast balance indicators.

As of July 5, there were two nuclear power units in reserve, three more were undergoing repairs, and another 10 were in operation.

There were no restrictions on the capacity of NPPs by the dispatch center.

The total electricity production at nuclear power plants on June 30 - July 5, according to current data, amounted to slightly more than 1.05 billion kWh (from the beginning of July – 0.9 billion kWh, which is 0.9% more than the forecast balance).

The share of nuclear power plants in the overall structure of production remained unchanged at 47%.

The average daily electricity production at HPPs on June 30 - July 5 decreased by 6.4% compared to the previous week, from 25.3 million kWh to 23.6 million kWh.

In general, from the beginning of July, according to current data, hydropower plants generated nearly 118 million kWh, and the PSPs – about 22 million kWh, which is 77.6% and 9.3% higher than the forecast balance, respectively.

The share of HPPS and PSPs on June 30 - July 5 amounted to 7%.

Electricity production at TPPs for the indicated period amounted to 660.4 million kWh (from the beginning of July – 543 million kWh, which is 7.5% more than the forecast balance).

The average daily production at TPPs from June 30 to July 5 increased by 6% compared to the previous week, from 104 million kWh to 110 million kWh.

The share of thermal power plants in the overall structure of production increased by 1% compared to last week and amounted to 30%.

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