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    Implementation of power grid development projects envisages reconstruction and modernization of Ukrenergo’s trunk power grid facilities.

    In the end, it will help reduce electricity transmission and operating costs and substantially increase reliability of the Power System of Ukraine in general.

    Description of project:

    – Part 1 “Reconstruction of transformer substations”:

    – Pivnichna PS: Kremenchuk 330 kV SS, Sumy 330 kV SS.

    – Tsentralna PS: Novokyivska 330 kV SS; Zhovtneva 330 kV SS, Zhytomyrska 330 kV SS, Cherkaska 330 kV SS

    – Part 2.1 “Implementing the program of integrating the Power System of Ukraine into ENTSO-E”: installing and connecting reactive capacity compensation devices for Novovolynsk 330 kV, Lutsk Pivdenna 220 kV, Kovel 330 kV, Shepetivka 330 kV and Kamianets-Podilska 330 kV substations

    – Part 2.2 “Smart grid” (implementing advanced technologies of intellectual management of power systems and grids to optimize their functioning and ensure security, reliability and effectiveness of electricity transmission in the conditions of integrating renewable sources of energy into IPS)

    – Part 2.3 “Balancing market” (implementing an IT system and related means of communication to act as the System Operator of the Balancing Market)

    – Part 2.4 “Institutional development of Ukrenergo NPC SE (implementation of information management system, audit, consultative services and personnel training at the Company).

    Purpose: enhancing security, reliability and effectiveness of electricity transmission, improving compensation of reactive capacity in power grids to create technical conditions for approximation of integration of the Power System of Ukraine into the European Network of Electricity Transmission System Operators (ENTSO-E) and allow Ukraine to become an important, full-fledged player in European electricity markets. Creating preconditions for the launch and efficient functioning of a full-scale electricity market.

    Implementation timeframe: January 2017 – December 2020

    Estimated budget: USD 378.425 million

    Sources of financing: loans from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Clean Technology Fund.

    Description of project:

    Part 1: reconstruction of open-air switchgear at Kirovska 330 kV SS and Dnipro-Donbas 330 kV SS: installation of advanced equipment with SF6 insulation (circuit breakers, measuring transformers), disconnecting devices, overload limiters, high-frequency stoppers, communication condensers, etc. Replacement of equipment supplying own needs, DC equipment, control devices and automatic protection devices, implementation of an automatic control system for technological processes.

    Part 2: reconstruction of 150, 35 kV open-air switchgear at Dnipro-Donbas 330 kV SS: replacement of 150, 35 kV equipment at Kirovska 330 kV SS, replacement of 150, 35, 10 kV equipment with installation of advanced equipment with SF6 insulation (circuit breakers, measuring transformers), disconnecting devices, overload limiters, high-frequency stoppers, communication condensers, etc. Replacement of relay protection and automatic equipment and automatic emergency control devices, completing implementation of an automatic control system for technological processes.

    Purpose: enhancing reliability of electricity transmission and facilitating electricity supply to Dniprovska PS’s consumers in Eastern Ukraine. Improving operability of electrical equipment, reducing the number of emergency shutdowns and short deliveries of electricity, reducing operating and repair costs.

    Implementation timeframes: Part 1: December 2016 – October 2020, Part 2: December 2016 – March 2022

    Estimated budget: UAH 1,112 million

    Sources of financing: loans from the German Government and KfW

    Description of project: 

    Package 1: Reconstruction of Pivnichna PS’s Artema 330 kV SS and Zaliutyne 330 kV SS

    Package 2: Reconstruction of Dniprovska 750 kV SS

    Package 3: Reconstruction of Zaporizka 750 kV SS

    Package 4: Delivery of an automatic transformer (AT) and phase-shifting transformer (PST)

    Purpose: ensuring coverage of peak loads and electricity consumption in the conditions of insufficient power supply (as a result of mechanical damage or partial occupation of Eastern Ukraine), ensuring reliable performance of electricity transmission system in general and Dniprovska and Pivnichna Power Systems in particular. Preparation for integration of Ukraine’s IPS into ENTSO-E.

    Implementation timeframe: November 2016 – December 2021

    Estimated budget: UAH 4,494 million

    Sources of financing: loans from the German Government and KfW

    Description of project:

    Comprehensive reconstruction of Novokyivska, Zhovtneva, Zhytomyrska, Cherkaska, Kremenchuk and Sumy 330 kV SSs with installation of advanced equipment featuring remote control functions (330 kV distribution set devices with SF6 insulation). For other voltage classes, the project envisages replacement of power equipment, relay protection devices and command communication equipment.

    Automation of the aforementioned substations with installation of an automatic control system for technological processes to enable automatic operation of these substations.

    Purpose: enhancing security, reliability and effectiveness of electricity transmission to the Power System of Ukraine. Improvement of equipment operation conditions, reduction of operating costs, automation of substations with installation of an automatic control system for technological processes.

    Implementation timeframe: December 2016 – June 2020

    Estimated budget: UAH 3,000 million

    Source of financing: loans from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

    Description of project:

    Installation of reactive capacity compensation devices: shunt reactors with 20 MVA unit capacity each on 35 kV buses for Novovolynsk 330 kV SS (on section II of 35 kV buses), Lutsk Pivdenna 220 kV SS (on section II of 35 kV buses), Kovel 330 kV SS, Shepetivka 330 kV SS and Kamianets-Podilska 330 kV SS.

    Purpose: improving compensation of reactive capacity in power grids to create technical conditions for approximation of integration of the Power System of Ukraine into ENTSO-E.

    Implementation timeframe: December 2016 – June 2020

    Estimated budget: UAH 151.931 million

    Source of financing: loans from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

    Description of project:

    Lot 1: Design, construction, installation, setup and launch of 750 kV Rivnenska NPP – Kyivska SS OL

    Lot 2: Design, construction, installation, setup and launch of 750 kV Khmelnytska NPP – Chornobylska NPP OL input to Kyivska 750 kV SS

    Lot 3: Enlargement and upgrade of Kyivska SS by installing the second 750/330 kV automatic transformer

    Lot 4: Construction of 330 kV Chornobylska NPP – Pivnichna OL input to Kyivska SS

    Lot 5: Comprehensive modernization of Brovarska 330 kV SS

    Purpose: improving effectiveness, quality and reliability of electricity generation and transmission in western and central regions of Ukraine, reducing losses, diverting supply from existing surplus generating capacities in western regions of Ukraine to the Kyiv Oblast and surrounding regions.

    Reducing Ukraine’s dependence on fuel imports, and facilitating integration of Ukraine’s energy sector into ENTSO-E.

    Ensuring reliable electricity supply to consumers of Kyiv electricity generation system in regular and emergency conditions due to growing load on this system.

    Implementation timeframe: March 2011 – December 2020

    Estimated budget: UAH 8,550 million

    Sources of financing: loans from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the European Investment Bank

    Description of project:

    Construction of new Zakhidna 330 kV SS featuring maximum automation.

    Purpose: enhancing stability of electricity supply to consumers of Kyiv electricity generation system.

    Project launch: November 2016

    Estimated budget: UAH 1,947 million

    Sources of financing: loans from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the European Investment Bank

    Description of project:

    Package 1: Construction of 750 kV Zaporizka NPP – Kakhovska SS OL

    Package 2: Construction of Kakhovska 750 kV SS: Lot 1: delivery and installation of АТ2 1000 MVA, automatic control system for technological processes, relay protection and automatic emergency control system, and construction of ancillary infrastructure; Lot 2: delivery and installation of АТ1 1000 MVA and relevant infrastructure

    Package 3: Construction of 330 kV Novokakhovska – Ostrovska OL input

    Package 4: Construction of 330 kV Novokakhovska – Khersonska OL input

    Purpose: enhancing reliability of operating modes in the southern part of the Power System of Ukraine by lifting power grid limitations on the output capacity of Zaporizka NPP. Stabilization of voltage in Pivdenna Power System; increasing handling capacity of sections in the southern part of the Power System of Ukraine by enhancing connection of Kakhovka electricity generation system with trunk power grids of the Power System of Ukraine.

    Implementation timeframe: August 2013 – September 2017

    Estimated budget: UAH 5,665 million

    Sources of financing: loans from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the European Investment Bank

    Description of project:

    Improving effectiveness of electricity transmission and reliability of electricity supply in Tsentralna, Pivdenna, Zakhidna and Dniprovska PSs by replacing equipment and installing automatic control system for technological processes at all substations of these power systems.

    Purpose: reducing operating expenses and increasing reliability of electricity supply by automating technological processes and upgrading equipment.

    Implementation timeframe: January 2017 – June 2020

    Estimated budget: UAH 3,432 million

    Source of financing: loans from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

    Description of project:

    Improving effectiveness of electricity transmission and reliability of electricity supply in Pivdenno-Zakhidna PS by replacing equipment and installing automatic control system for technological processes at all substations of this power system.

    Purpose: reducing operating expenses and increasing reliability of electricity supply by automating technological processes and upgrading equipment.

    Implementation timeframe: January 2017 – April 2021

    Estimated budget: UAH 889 million

    Source of financing: loans from the German Government and KfW.

    Description of project: automatic emergency response system for 110-150 kV power grid of Pivdenna PS.

    Purpose: ensuring reliable electricity supply to consumers in the southwestern region of Pivdenna PS in the event of shutdown of the region’s power supply system / declining generation from renewable sources of energy and emergency deficit of capacity in repair/emergency modes of OL. Minimizing disconnection of consumers in emergency modes; timely provision of real-time information to operating personnel about the course of technological processes and the state of energy districts; increasing equipment longevity and degree of its operational reliability; reducing losses caused by human errors.

    Implementation timeframe: August 2016 – December 2017

    Estimated budget: UAH 50 million

    Source of financing: own funds

    Description of project: construction of Kreminska 500 kV SS

    Purpose: increasing reliability of electricity supply to consumers in this region in view of substantial damage to trunk power grids in the “grey zone”.

    Project launch: November 2016

    Estimated budget: UAH 1,100 million

    Purpose: organizing backup communication channels, including restoration work based on inspection results.

    Implementation timeframe: November 2016 – November 2017

    Estimated budget: UAH 201 million

    Purpose: increasing reliability of electricity supply to existing consumers and the possibility of connecting prospective consumers to power grids in the Cherkasy Oblast.

    Project launch: December 2016

    Estimated budget: TBD