On February 13-14, the Ukrenergo`s delegation headed by Vsevolod Kovalchuk, CEO at Ukrenergo, carried out a working visit in Brussels. For the first time ever Ukrenergo presented its vision of the results and opportunities of the integration into the European power system both for Ukraine and for the ENTSO-E members. The meeting took place in the ENTSO-E headquarters with the participation of 28 European transmission system operators.
The Ukrainian party provided the necessary information about the current implementation of measures within integration of the national power system into the European power community. Our delegation highlighted as well the action plan for 2018.
A great deal of attention was paid to the technical aspects of the integration and the bilateral economic and technological benefits of the Ukrainian and European markets integration.
“Ukrenergo`s presentation at the ENTSO-E Continental Europe regional group is quite a unique event. The transmission system operator which is not a member of the organization participates in the working meeting of the institution that works out the most important technological solutions in the Continental Europe energy sphere. Our key message is clear: the integration of the Ukrainian power system into ENTSO-E will be beneficial for all participants, either Ukraine or the European countries”, mentioned Vsevolod Kovalchuk.
Moreover, the Ukrainian delegation also met with the top-management of RTE, French transmission system operator, and Tennet, the Dutch one. They discussed the perspectives of cooperation and support of our eurointegrational initiatives and reforms within Ukrenergo.
The ENTSO-E Continental Europe Regional group consists of 28 transmission system operators namely the ones of Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Luxemburg, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland.
The main purpose of the Regional Group Continental Europe (RG CE) is to pursue the reliable and efficient operation of the Continental Europe Synchronous Area. The RG CE provides a framework for the regional activities of the member TSOs in the Continental Europe Synchronous Area within ENTSO-E.
This includes, inter alia, the management of all operational issues (among others those related to frequency regulation, scheduling and accounting, and coordination services), development and updating of the Operation Handbook, implementation of the Operation Handbook and the procedures to be applied in case of potential infringements (Multilateral Agreement). At present, the Regional Group Continental Europe (RG CE) has 2 System Extension Project Groups for dealing with system integration and extension issues: the Project Group Turkey and the Consortium Ukraine/Moldova Feasibility Study.
“Agreement on the Conditions for Future Interconnections of the power systems of Ukraine and Moldova with the Continental Europe power system” was signed in Brussels on the 28th of June during the ENTSO-E Assembly. The Agreement has come into force on the 7th of July.
The Agreement consists of three main parts: the catalogue of measures which is to be implemented in order to make decision regarding interconnections of the power systems; a List of the necessary additional researches and a Roadmap.
Tennet – transmission system operator of the Netherlands and a large part of Germany. The Dutch Government owns and controls the company. The scope of responsibilities includes the transmission lines with a voltage of 220-380 kV as well 150 kV in the Southern Netherlands. 41 million of the end consumers, up to 22 thousand km of the 150-380kV lines. The investment profile amounts to 1,848 bln euros.
RTE – the biggest transmission system operator in Europe. Up to 8,5 thousand of employees. The investment profile amounts to 1,4 bln euros. 105 thousand km of the transmission lines (46,2% of the high-voltage 225-400 kV lines of Europe). 60 cross-border electricity interconnectors, 210 substations.