Slovakia becomes third country to resume electricity imports from Ukraine

17 April, 05:50 PM
Sufficient power reserve is kept in the power system (Photo:НЕК Укренерго / Facebook)

Sufficient power reserve is kept in the power system (Photo:НЕК Укренерго / Facebook)

  Slovakia has resumed electricity imports from Ukraine, the Ukrainian electric operator Ukrenergo said on April 17. 

This is possible again as Ukraine has generated enough power to meet consumer demand while maintaining a sufficient reserve capacity for its power grid.

Ukraine currently exports 200 MW per hour to Slovakia. Ukraine imports a small amount — 2-4 MW, depending on the hour.

Slovakia becomes the third country to resume electricity imports from Ukraine, after Poland (75 MW per hour) and Moldova (99-134 MW, depending on the hour).

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Ukraine is currently encountering flooding, with water levels significantly higher than in previous years.

Hydroelectric power stations are operating around the clock and conducting controlled water discharges to minimize the effects of flooding, which reduces the level of the Kyiv and Kaniv reservoirs.

The complex situation with energy supply remains along the front line.

Due to network damage from Russian shelling, Kherson and part of the oblast were temporarily de-energized on April 15. Energy workers were quickly able to restore the power supply.

Power grids are still being restored after massive attacks by Russia, with priority given to the greater reliability of the power supply. Repair teams are currently working on high-voltage network facilities that were targeted by Russian missiles and attack drones.

Ukraine exported electricity to Moldova and EU countries from June to Oct. 11 last year, the day after Russia began mounting massive missile attacks across Ukraine, including targeting its energy infrastructure.

Over the following months, Ukraine experienced over 10 waves of massive Russian shelling, with the enemy using dozens of missiles of different types and ranges. Due to the power shortage, the Ministry of Energy had to resort to rolling power outages, but the enemy was unable to achieve its goal of creating a complete blackout in Ukraine.

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