Ukrenergo started a series of tests at TPP, CHPP and HPP power units for load and frequency regulation and excitation to study the possible synchronous operation of the power systems of Ukraine and Moldova with the power system of Continental Europe ENTSO-E. The first test was launched today, on 22 January, at 7:00 am at Kharkivska CHPP-5. It is to be recalled that on 28 June 2017, Ukrenergo signed the Agreement on the conditions for the future interconnection of the power systems of Ukraine and Moldova with the power system of Continental Europe” (hereinafter referred to as the “Agreement”), which entered into force on 7 July 2017. It consists of three parts: the Catalogue of Measures, a list of required studies and the Roadmap. Interconnection of the IPS of Ukraine with ENTSO-E is provided within a joint control block with the power system of Moldova. The testing of TPP, CHPP and HPP units is conducted upon the agreement with the ENTSO-E Project Group Ukraine-Moldova and envisaged by the Agreement’s Roadmap. The testing is conducted with the support of USAID, while USEA acts as a consultant.
“The power units testing results constitute a basis for the drawing up of their mathematical models, modelling of the IPS of Ukraine and performance of dynamic stability of the power system, which will be conducted by the ENTSO-E Consortium in accordance with the Service Contract. Synchronisation with ENTSO-E is an important step. It will significantly strengthen the stability of our integrated power system (IPS), minimise its dependence on coal generation, open new opportunities for export/import of electricity and intensify competition in the internal market of Ukraine,” said Mykhailo Bno-Airiian, Deputy CEO for Communications and International Cooperation of SE NPC Ukrenergo.
By the end of April, it is planned to test the regulation of frequency and active power at nine power units of eight power plants, as well as test the automatic regulation of excitation and reactive power at nine power units of six power plants. This testing will affect neither electricity nor heat supply to consumers.