Ukrenergo delegation head by Mykhailo Bno-Airiian, Chief Communications and International Affairs Officer, presented the projects for consideration to obtain the Project of mutual interest status during the second PECI/PMI Electricity Group meeting held in Vienna on the 11th of December. The projects mainly deal with the throughput capacity of the interstate overhead lines with the EU countries namely with Poland, Slovakia and Romania.
Hence, the projects are as follows:
- Construction of a 750-400kV substation “Prymorska” with 400 kV double-circuit overhead line “Prymorska-Isakcha (Romania)”. The implementation of the following project will increase the scope of capacity exchange up to 1000-1200 MW starting from 2026. Besides, it will improve the reliability of electricity supply to consumers of the southern regions of Ukraine and Moldova. Moreover, the fulfillment of the project will lift restrictions on the renewables generation capacity throughput in the south of Ukraine and in the west of Romania. The estimated cost of the projects amounts to 226 million euros (Ukrainian side). Transelectrica, Romanian TSO, supported the project.
- 400 kV Mukacheve -Velke Kapušany (Slovakia) overhead line rehabilitation along with increase of the throughput capacity from 700MW to 1700MS. The project had already been selected as the Project of mutual interest in 2016 however Ukrenergo resubmitted it due to the Energy Community requirements. SEPS, Slovak TSO, supported the project. He estimated cost of the projects for Ukraine amounts to 11 million euros.
- 750 kV Khmelnytska NPP (Ukraine) – Rzeszów (Poland) overhead line restoration. The implementation of the project will increase the capacity output from Ukraine to Poland up to 1000MW. The estimated costs of the project amounts
“Implementation of the projects listed above will ensure the maximum electricity exchange capacity with the EU-countries right after synchronization with ENTSO-E”, commented Mykhailo Bno-Airiian, Chief Communications and International Affairs Officer at Ukrenergo.
The Energy Community Electricity Group will hold two more meetings in February and in May as regards to PECI/PMI projects within energy sphere. They are to discuss and select the projects that comply with the PMI criteria and are to increase the cross-border electricity flows.
Final list with the projects will be approved during the meeting of the Energy Community Ministerial Council in October 2018.