NPC Ukrenergo and Poland’s TSO Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne (PSE) signed an Agreement on Emergency Energy Exchange. This is the first document of this kind signed by Ukrenergo with a TSO member of ENTSO-E.
The agreement was signed on August 5, 2019 by Ukrenergo’s Acting Chairman Vsevolod Kovalchuk, Chief Dispatcher Vitalii Zaichenko, and PSE President Erich Kłossowski and Vice President Tomasz Sikorski.
Emergency energy exchange from neighbouring countries is provided in cases where the measures undertaken and available reserves are not sufficient to eliminate threats or avoid limitations in energy supply. It is essential in maintaining the integrity of the power system and is carried out through interconnectors.
Agreements on emergency energy exchanges with neighbouring countries are prescribed by ENTSO-E’s general rules to create additional reserve mechanisms to enhance the reliability of power systems.
This agreement between Ukrenergo and PSE regulates the exchange of electricity between the TSOs to prevent or eliminate emergencies in the power grids, establishes its mechanisms and procedure, conditions of providing assistance, etc. It provides for the supply of electricity in emergency situations through 220kV OHL Dobrotvirska TPP– Zamosc interconnector.
“Ukrenergo is preparing for integration into ENTSO-E, that’s why we feel it is important to introduce European standards and approaches when working with neighbouring transmission system operators. In this context, the Agreement on Emergency Energy Exchange with our Polish counterpart is an excellent tool for developing the relationship between Ukrenergo and PSE,” Ukrenergo’s Chairman Vsevolod Kovalchuk said.