The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity, ENTSO-E, has signed a new agreement with the Ukrainian TSO, Ukrenergo, on raising electricity trading capacity in addition to Emergency Energy Assistance.
As a result, now Ukrenergo can request for emergency support if Ukraine faces massive transmission or generation failure. The agreement allows ENTSO-E to respond with the necessary support, even when sudden imbalances in demand and generation manifest in Ukraine.
Last week, ENTSO-E collectively raised the maximum import capacity for electricity trading from Continental Europe to Ukraine/Moldova to 850 MW from 700 MW. The maximum export capacity is unchanged at 400 MW. In the near future, the parties concern will assess these trading capacities.
On March 16, 2022, the TSOs of Continental Europe agreed to proceed with the emergency synchronization of the Ukrainian-Moldovan power system with the Continental Europe power system. This decision also initiated a call for energy assistance to Ukrenergo, where necessary.