The integration of the unified energy system of Ukraine into ENTSO-E plays a key role in the energy security of Ukraine and the entire European continent. Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal emphasized in his address during the event "Ukraine's integration into ENTSO-E: on the cusp of energy independence", which took place on October 11 within the framework of the 23rd Ukraine-EU Summit.
"Ukraine's disconnection from the power system of the Russian Federation will lead to the loss of the latter's strategic influence on the electricity sector not only in Ukraine but also in European countries. Integration into ENTSO-E will ensure Ukraine's energy independence," the Prime Minister emphasized.
According to the Prime Minister, the future synchronization of the UES of Ukraine with ENTSO-E is expected to significantly increase its sustainability, overall technological level of operation and security of supply.
According to Denys Shmyhal, Ukraine is going to offer European partners to launch a high-level strategic energy dialogue with the involvement of EU member states.
"It is necessary to develop a common long-term vision of Europe's energy security, which would cover not only the issue of gas transportation, but also the synchronization of our power grids, decarbonization of the economy and production of renewable energy sources, in particular green hydrogen," said the Prime Minister.
The Head of Government stressed that Ukraine's synchronization with ENTSO-E will play a key role for Central and Eastern Europe in terms of security of supply. That is why, according to him, it is extremely important to adhere to the schedule of network synchronization and complete the process no later than 2023.