Energoatom relaunching Ukraine-Poland power line
Ukraine is restoring the power line to Poland, which has not been in operation for more than 30 years (Photo:Nikiko / Pixabay)
Ukraine’s nuclear operator Energoatom is preparing to relaunch an overhead power line that will connect the Ukrainian and European energy systems through Poland, the Ukrainian nuclear operator reported on March 29.
The power line was built back in Soviet times, but has been out of use since 1991, the company said.
Now, in the long term prospect, it will give Ukraine more opportunities to export and import electricity to EU countries.
“This is how we expand our capabilities and strengthen Ukraine’s connection with the European energy system,” Energoatom CEO Petro Kotin said.
“This is extremely important at a time when Russia is launching targeted strikes at our energy infrastructure.”
The Ukrainian nuclear operator noted it has fully completed its part of the work to reconnect the line.
“At the moment, part of the necessary equipment has already been installed on the site, while the relevant Energoatom units are conducting work that precedes commissioning,” the company said.
“Therefore, as soon as Ukrainian power grid operator Ukrenergo fulfills its part of obligations, the power line can be put into operation. According to experts’ estimates, Ukrenergo can finish the work in April.”
Earlier, the Polish energy company Orlen Synthos Green Energy initiated a project to build a high-voltage line between the Rivne Nuclear Power Plant and the Polish city of Chełm for the import of Ukrainian electricity.
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