New stages of easing quarantine have somewhat improved the situation with power consumption

NPC Ukrenergo reported that new stages of easing quarantine in most regions of Ukraine, the launch of the subway in Kyiv, Kharkiv and Dnipro have somewhat improved the situation with electricity consumption.

Last week, May 25-31, the average daily consumption on working days increased by 2.1% to 355.8 million kWh compared to the previous week. At the same time, this is 3.3% less than the same period last year (368 million kWh). At the weekend, May 30-31, the average consumption was 1.8% higher than at the weekend last week – 334 million kWh

In general, in May 2020, consumption (according to current data) amounted to 10.6 billion kWh, which is 5.8% less than in May 2019. The average daily electricity consumption in May amounted to 341.4 million kWh.

The peak of renewable energy production last week was on May 30 – 31.4 million kWh.

On May 30, wind farms showed the highest production rate for the month – 17.8 million kWh. At the same time, during May 30-31, the production of electricity at wind farms by 8.4 million kWh exceeded the volume of production at wind farms. The total electricity production from renewable energy amounted to 161.2 million kWh.

Dispatch orders to limit the wind farm and solar power station were not given.

The total load of NPPs from May 25 to 26 continued to be at the same level as the previous week – 7.3 GW, from May 27 to 31 it decreased to 6.6-6.7 GW.

The average daily electricity production at HPPs on May 25-31 compared to the previous week increased by 5% (from 13.2 million kWh to 13.9 million kWh). At the same time, in May, hydropower plants generated 42.3 million kWh, which is 0.6% less than the forecast balance for May.

In May, PSPs generated 134 million kWh (-2.2% of the forecast), and consumed 182.1 million kWh of electricity in the pumping mode, which is 4.2% less than the forecast.

Last week, electricity production at TPPs increased by 21.1% (from 735.6 million kWh to 890.9 million kWh). The total electricity production at TPPs in May amounted to 3.1 billion kWh, which is 2% less than the forecast balance.

The share of thermal power plants in the overall structure of production is about 29%.                       

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