27 Apr 2023 11:51

Ukrenergo and Slovak operator to submit electricity export contract to regulator for approval

MOSCOW. April 27 (Interfax) - A meeting on a possible mechanism for resuming Ukrainian electricity exports to Slovakia was held with representatives of the European Commission, the Energy Community, the Slovak energy sector regulator, and the transmission system operators of Ukraine and Slovakia on April 26 at the initiative of the Ukrainian national commission for regulation of energy and public utilities (NERC).

The participants in the meeting discussed the possibility of restarting electricity exports from Ukraine to Slovakia, clarified the reasons for the suspension of such exports and outlined ways to resume them, Ukrainian media said, citing NERC.

"The parties have agreed that the transmission system operators of Ukraine and Slovakia will agree the export contract drawn up by Ukrenergo and will submit it to the regulator for approval in line with Part 3 of Article 43 of Ukraine's law on the electricity market," the Ukrainian regulator said.

This will make it possible to resume Ukrainian electricity exports to Slovakia, NERC said.

"The meeting minutes will be published shortly," it said.

As reported, NERC and the Energy Community Secretariat on April 21 agreed further joint efforts to resume Slovakia-bound electricity export, which was suspended on the same day.