Ukrenergo, the state operator of Ukraine’s power grid, has resumed daily auctions to enable energy sales to Poland, the company said in a Facebook post on March 28.
“This is the first auction after the integration of Ukraine’s power system with the continental European ENTSO-E power grid,” Ukrenergo’s message reads.
“Resumption of export-import operations is one of the main tasks of NPC Ukrenergo within the framework of further integration with ENTSO-E.”
Electricity exports will commence on March 30 at a volume of 210 MW/hour, and will be made by Ukrainian oligarch Rinat Akhmetov’s DTEK, which won the first auction.
Ukrenergo stopped allocating cross-border capacity for electricity imports/exports on Feb. 24, due to the start of power system tests in the isolated operation mode. With the beginning of Russia’s military aggression, Ukraine has decided not to resume synchronous operation with the power systems of Russia and Belarus.
The emergency synchronization of Ukraine’s power system with the ENTSO-E power system of continental Europe took place on March 16.