Measures to stabilise the situation in the Ukrainian energy system were discussed at a meeting of the Anti-Crisis Energy Headquarters chaired by Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal on 12 December.
According to the Head of Government, the Ukrainian power system is facing a capacity shortage due to the cold weather and increased electricity consumption.
The Prime Minister was briefed on the steps being taken to stabilise the situation. In particular, Minister of Energy German Galushchenko and heads of energy companies reported on the progress of the campaign to restore facilities, resource reserves and ways to ensure that electricity demand is met during the heating season.
“We have an ENTSO-E solution that allows Ukraine to import up to 1.7 GW of electricity. The Government has created the necessary mechanisms to allow private businesses to import electricity. We need to actively use these tools,” said Denys Shmyhal.
Oleksandr Kubrakov, Deputy Prime Minister for Restoration of Ukraine and Minister for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development, and Oleksiy Chernyshov, CEO of Naftogaz, also presented reports on the state of the heating season.
In addition, the Anti-Crisis Energy Headquarters discussed the issue of debts to fuel and energy companies. The Ministry of Energy provided information on the measures taken to stabilise the financial situation. Following the discussion, the relevant regulations were prepared.
“The stable course of the heating season is one of our key tasks. All those responsible have been given tasks and instructions. At the same time, every Ukrainian can contribute to the stability of the power system and save electricity during peak hours. Cohesion and solidarity are our key to successfully overcoming the challenges of winter,” said Denys Shmyhal.