16 May 2022 14:29

Ukraine to resume operation of extra power lines with Poland to export electricity from NPPs - PM

KYIV. May 16 (Interfax-Ukraine) - The Ukrainian government intends to put additional power lines with Poland back in operation in order to export electricity generated at Ukraine's nuclear power plants (NPP), Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said at a government meeting.

"Our state enterprise Ukrhydroenergo began exporting electricity to Moldova a few days ago. Our plans include resuming the operation of additional power lines with Poland to export electricity from Ukrainian nuclear power plants. It will help Europe stop importing Russian gas sooner," Shmyhal said.

"We give one of the central places in the Ukraine Recovery Plan to securing the full energy independence of our state. First of all, it is about seriously increasing our own gas extraction in order to cover 100% of our gas needs on our own," he said.

Orlen Synthos Green Energy, established by Polish PKN Orlen and Synthos Green Energy, announced plans in early April to pursue an investment project, which will make it possible to import electricity from Ukraine.

"Electricity could be provided to Poland from the Khmelnytskyi power plant in Ukraine. Its import based on the modernized infrastructure would contribute to satisfying the needs of Polish industry and reduce Poland's dependence on hydrocarbon-based energy sources," Orlen Synthos Green Energy," said in a statement at the time.