Ukraine boosts electricity exports by 2.7% in 2010
KYIV. Jan 13 (Interfax) - Ukraine boosted its electricity exports in 2010 by 2.7%, or by 110.6 million kilowatt hours in comparison with 2009, to 4.219 billion kilowatt hours, the country's Energy and Coal Industry Ministry.
Supplies of electricity from Burshtynsky CHP to Hungary, Slovakia and Romania last year more than halved (by 1.513 billion kilowatt hours) to 1.174 billion kilowatt hours.
Poland did not import Ukrainian electricity in 2010 (201.5 million kilowatt hours in 2009).
Ukraine increased its electricity exports to Belarus in 2010 by 140% (by 1.728 billion kilowatt hours) to 2.941 billion kilowatt hours while exports to Moldova went up by 260% (by 17.9 million kilowatt hours) to 24.8 million kilowatt hours.
Russia imported 79.6 million kilowatt hours of Ukrainian electricity in 2010. No exports were made to Russia 2009.
Therefore, the decrease in exports of Ukrainian electricity to European countries was compensated by the boost in exports to Belarus, which accounted for 69.7% of total Ukrainian electricity exports in 2010, as well as exports to Moldova and Russia.
The ministry said that Ukraine increased electricity exports in December 2010 by 32.5% (136.8 million kilowatt hours) year-on-year to 557.5 million kilowatt hours.
Exports of electricity to Belarus in 2010 went up by 70% (by 154.6 million kilowatt hours) to 369.7 million kilowatt hours.
Exports from the Burshtynsky CHP in December went down by 9.9% (20.3 million kilowatt hours) year-on-year to 184.5 million kilowatt hours.
Moldova imported 3.3 million kilowatt hours in December (up from 800,000 kilowatt hours in December 2009).