NPC Ukrenergo and the State Production Association Belenergo, which performs the functions of the transmission system operator of the Republic of Belarus, have signed new contracts for electricity supply as part of the provision/receipt of emergency assistance in the parallel operation mode of the IPS of Ukraine and the IPS of Belarus. The contracts were signed on 30 December 2020 in the framework of the action plan for implementation of agreements reached at the 27th meeting of the Intergovernmental Ukrainian—Belarusian Mixed Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation, in particular, for continued cooperation on the provision of mutual emergency assistance in conditions of the parallel operation of Ukrainian and Belarusian power systems.
The updated contracts placed between NPC Ukrenergo and Belenergo enter into effect on 1 January 2021, establish the pricing procedure for electricity of emergency assistance taking into account existing national laws of the countries, and reflect the structural changes that have recently taken place in the companies.
Under the terms of the contracts, emergency assistance is provided in case of occurrence or at the threat of occurrence of emergencies that can lead to reduced volumes of consumption or temporary interruption of electricity supply to consumers.
It will be recalled that the cooperation between NPC Ukrenergo and Belenergo on concluding the contracts on the provision/receipt of mutual emergency assistance in the parallel operation mode of the Ukrainian and Belarusian power systems continues since 2017 and has resulted in the signature of corresponding contracts on 15 September 2017. Throughout the term of these contracts, there have been no instances of provision/receipt of emergency assistance between the IPS of Ukraine and the IPS of Belarus.
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