SE NPC Ukrenergo and Lithuanian TSO Litgrid AB specialists exchanged experience on their ways to the European united power system ENTSO-E and electricity market implementation in Lviv on May 12-13.
Lithuanian power system is a part of the energy circle BRELL (Belarus-Russia-Estonia-Lithuania-Latvia), and Baltic countries as well as Ukraine strive for synchronized work with the European continental grid.
The Lithuanian colleagues shared their experience of the electricity and ancillary services market operation, which has been functioning in Baltic countries for several years. They told about their achievements and problems during the integration process to ENTSO-E. Besides, prognosis of the renewable sources development, that is actively going on in Ukraine, was discussed. Because the so-called “green generation” is difficult to predict and balance at the time being.
Ukrenergo specialists presented their practices in the process of the Ukrainian IPS integration into the European power system and in the implementation of the new electricity and ancillary services market. Representatives of the Western region RDC demonstrated new interactive dispatch panel to their foreign colleagues and on the example of the Burshtyn Island showed how a part of the Ukrainian power system has been operating in parallel with European power system for 17 years. They presented automated export net power flow regulation at the Burshtyn power station. The guests expressed genuine interest in the ENTSO-E grid functioning and Ukrenergo’s compliance with the European operator requirements, i.e. in terms of regulation.
One of the most important parts of the electricity market reform in Ukraine is experience exchange with foreign colleagues. It is very useful and important for gaining the knowledge by the specialists who directly “drive the power of changes”. In general, approaches in energy are typical, but it’s not enough for making operative-dispatching or technical decisions. The experience of our colleagues from Lithuania, Germany, France is extremely important for such cases”, – Mykhailo Bno-Airiian, Deputy CEO for communications and international cooperation, noted.