The Integrated Power System of Ukraine (Ukraine’s IPS) is a system of nuclear, thermal, hydroelectric and pumped storage power plants, cogeneration plants, power plants using renewable sources of energy (wind, solar and other), Ukrenergo’s trunk power grids and power distribution networks (oblenergo), unified by the common electricity and heat generation, transmission and distribution mode.
Ukrenergo is responsible for dispatch control of Ukraine’s IPS.
Ukraine’s IPS is connected to power systems of other countries via interstate power transmission lines.
The mode of IPS’s operation is determined based on the electricity generation and consumption balance, repairs of power grids and power generating equipment, and the capability to liquidate emergencies in the event of shutdown of power generating equipment at power plants and trunk power transmission lines.
To prevent disruptions in operation of Ukraine’s IPS or any sections thereof caused by certain factors, Ukrenergo takes all necessary measures to limit electricity consumption and capacity, and uses special schedules and accident-prevention systems reducing electricity consumption.