12 Feb 2024 15:28

Maintenance completed at 2 out of 3 NPP units in Ukraine - Ukrenergo

MOSCOW. Feb 12 (Interfax) - Maintenance was completed at two units of Ukrainian nuclear power plants (NPPs) on Saturday and Sunday, Ukrainian media outlets said, citing information circulated by the Ukrenergo power grid operator on social media on Monday.

The power units were reconnected to the grid and are now operating at full capacity, Ukrenergo said. It was reported last week, citing the company, three NPP units were operating at a reduced capacity due to maintenance.

Ukrenergo is recording a decline in electricity consumption as air temperatures are on the rise. Power consumption as of 10:00 a.m. on Monday was 5% lower than on the previous workday, February 9, it said.

A total of 386 populated localities remained without electricity on Monday morning due to different causes, including outages in the Kiev and Kharkov regions for technical reasons.

Despite damage to power facilities in the Dnepropetrovsk region, the throughput capacity of its high-voltage electricity transmission lines is sufficient to cover the current needs, Ukrenergo said. However, around 30,000 consumers there remained without electricity on Monday morning.

Meanwhile, electricity exports from Ukraine have been larger than imports for the second consecutive day. On Monday, Ukraine is exporting 2,140 MWh of electricity to Slovakia, Poland, Romania, and Moldova at night and during the day, importing a total of 1,243 MWh from Slovakia, Romania and Moldova during the day. The figures on Sunday were 2,700 MWh and 1,300 MWh, respectively.

As reported, electricity exports from Ukraine resumed on February 3, and exceeded electricity imports for the first time on February 11.