Ukrainian NPP unit's maintenance completed, no power shortage in grid - Energy Ministry
MOSCOW. June 1 (Interfax) - The maintenance of a power unit of one of Ukraine's nuclear power plants has been finished, and it has been operating at full capacity as of June 1, Ukrainian media reported with reference to the Energy Ministry on Thursday.
There is no power shortage in Ukraine's energy system, it said.
"A major repair campaign of generation facilities and grids is underway as part of preparations for the upcoming heating season. The maintenance of an NPP power unit has been completed, and it is already operating at full capacity. In line with the schedule, it has undergone maintenance since March this year," the ministry said on Thursday.
A number of customers across Ukraine, including in the Sumy, Chernigov, Dnepropetrovsk, and Kharkov regions, have been cut off from power supply as of Thursday.
Commercial electricity imports to Ukraine have amounted to 633 MW/h over the past 24 hours, which is less than 1% of overall consumption, and no electricity has been exported in this period, the ministry said.
At the same time, according to the ENTSO-E data, Ukraine has both imported and exported electricity on June 1. In particular, a total of 1,000 MW/h of electricity is to be exported to Poland at 200 MW from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., while 388 MW/h of electricity is to be imported from Slovakia at 1-116 MW on Thursday.