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  • Businesses buying imported electricity will be protected from scheduled outages within purchased volumes of energy, says Yuliia Svyrydenko
    Ministry of Economy of Ukraine, posted 12 January 2023 09:37

    “Today we are faced with the task of creating the possibility of uninterrupted operation for our enterprises and ensuring a safety margin of the energy system in the conditions of regular attacks of the terrorist state on energy facilities, because we need to keep the economy working,” said First Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Economy of Ukraine Yuliia Svyrydenko at a meeting with representatives of industry associations and enterprises that are major consumers of electricity.

    The mechanism of electricity imports from the EU adopted by a Government’s decision will allow producers to reduce their dependence on scheduled power outages and will contribute to strengthening Ukraine’s energy security.

    “It was not easy, but we managed to create an acceptable working mechanism. The available capacity for importing electricity from EU countries, in particular Romania and Slovakia, is 600 MW per hour. Businesses buying imported electricity will be fully protected from scheduled electricity cuts within the volume of purchased energy,” said Yuliia Svyrydenko.

    The proposed mechanism, which is spelled out in the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers No. 1 of January 3, 2023, will facilitate functioning of entire sectors of the economy, especially those that are critically dependent on uninterrupted power supply.

    In the course of the dialogue, representatives of Ukrainian enterprises and industry associations also expressed their proposals for improving the proposed mechanism and solving certain issues of power supply. The proposals will be gathered by the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Energy and taken into account in further work to ensure energy system balance for the functioning of the economy under martial law.