On November 29, 2018, the Council of Ministers of the Energy Community approved a list of projects of mutual interest (PMI) with Ukraine in the field of electricity submitted by Ukrenergo one year ago for consideration.
Projects of common interest of Ukraine and the Energy Community are aimed at increasing intergovernmental flows of electricity with neighboring European neighbors of Ukraine – Slovakia and Romania. Their implementation will allow for maximum power exchange of electricity with EU countries after synchronization with ENTSO-E.
In particular, the status of PMI projects has been granted to the following:
- a project to upgrade the 400 kV Mukacheve – Veľké Kapušany overhead line with an increase in interconnector capacity from current 700 MW to 1000 MW. The project has also received support from the Slovak SEPS system operator. The cost of the Ukrainian part of the project is 15 million euros.
- a project for the construction of a 750/400 kV ‘Prymorska” substation with Prymorska-Isakcha doublecircuit line. The implementation of the project will increase the capacity of the interconnector with Romania to 1000-1200 MW after 2026. The project was also supported by the Romanian system operator Transelectrica. In addition to the expansion of cross-border network capacity in this area, the project will also increase the reliability of power supply and southern regions of Moldova and Ukraine will remove restrictions issuing power generation from renewable energy sources in the south of Ukraine and east Romania. Estimated cost of the Ukrainian part of the project is 226 million euros.