NPC Ukrenergo and the Slovak transmission system operator, SEPS, have agreed to surge Net Transfer Capacity (NTC) between Ukraine and Slovakia from 400MW to 600MW from November 25, 2019. At the same time, Ukrenergo negotiates on further NTC increase from Slovakia.
The increased NTC is expanding the ability to import electricity from Slovakia onto Burshtyn island, which operates synchronously with the Power System of Continental Europe, ENTSO-E. The emergence of one more electricity producer in this region creates conditions for increasing competition in this segment of the energy market.
In the future, after the main part of the integrated power system (IPS) of Ukraine is synchronised with ENTSO-E, it will give rise for electricity import opportunities from Slovakia to the whole territory of Ukraine.
The cross-border transfer capacity calculation between Ukraine and Slovakia was carried out in accordance with the Methodology approved by the Resolution of NEURC №893 of 23.08.2018, and taking into account the generally accepted provisions used in the ENTSO-E countries and aimed at implementing the commitments of Ukraine within the framework of the Energy Community, in particular Directive 2009/72/EC
During the first four months of the new electricity market (July-October 2019), nearly 574 million kWh of electricity were imported from Slovakia to Burshtynska TPP, and from November 1 to November 26, according to operational data, – more than 142 thousand MWh.
At the same time, total imports from Hungary in July-October 2019 amounted to 191.5 million kWh, from November 1 to November 26, according to operational data, – more than 174 thousand MWh.