Every year, Ukrenergo prepares a Ukraine’s Integrated Power System Development Plan for the next ten years. This Plan serves as the basis for our medium- and long-term planning. The Plan is required to outline future development of Ukraine’s IPS, and meets the needs of the society, power generating companies and electricity consumers. In short, it is a comprehensive, actualized national basic document concerning development of Ukraine’s IPS.
Actualizing the Development Plan for Ukraine’s IPS on the annual basis, we compare requirements to the power system for the ten-year perspective with its today’s capabilities to determine “bottlenecks” and ensure further development for the purpose of enhancing its reliability. This approach allows all stakeholders to see development trends in electricity generation sector and the areas of future investments.
The IPS Development Plan is formed on the basis of:
- objectives set out in Ukraine’s Energy Strategy;
- plans (programs, schemes) for prospective development of Ukraine’s IPS, power systems, electricity transmission, distribution and generating companies;
- forecasted demand for electricity and capacity in Ukraine’s IPS;
- evaluation of the actual state of power grids, including limitations on output of power plants and reliability of power generating systems, in the current and future periods;
- evaluation of the actual state of electricity production sources and their future development plans;
- the need to maintain sufficient capacity reserves in Ukraine’s IPS.
The Development Plan is approved annually by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
On 13 April 2017, public discussion of the draft Ukraine’s IPS Development Plan for 2017-2026 was held at Kyivska 750 kV SS.