Ukrenergo will limit electricity imports from Russia and Belarus for the period of quarantine

Ukrenergo, pursuant to the decision of NEURC, Decree No.766 of April 8, 2020, is taking measures to limit imports from countries that are not members of the Energy Community (Russia and Belarus) for the period of quarantine associated with the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID -19) and within 30 days from the date of its cancellation. This was reported by the press service.

In particular, regarding interstate relations between Ukraine and Russia, Belarus the following measures will be taken:

  • the available throughput capacity, which will be offered at the monthly auction for May 2020, is limited to 0 MW;
  • the available throughput capacity, which will be offered at daily auctions from April 9 to May 24, 2020 is limited to 0 MW;
  • the allocated capacity of the interstate section with Russia and Belarus is reduced in full from April 9 to May 24, 2020.

“Reducing the allocated throughput capacity will be carried out in accordance with the current legislation and agreements on parallel work with Belarus and Russia, which allow adjusting the import-export schedules only in advance – two days before the implementation of specific import-export operations”,  the statement said.

The actual restriction of imports from Russia and Belarus during the quarantine period and 30 days after it will occur on April 10.

The annulment of the results of the annual auction at which throughput capacity was allocated for 2020, and the reimbursement of restrictive rights to allocated throughput capacity will be announced additionally.

To recap, the Regulator at the meeting, on April 8, decided to temporarily stop the import of electricity from the Russian Federation and Belarus.

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