Ukraine intends to stop importing electricity from Russia on November 11

KYIV, 9 November. Ukraine from Wednesday, 11 November, to stop the import of electricity from Russia. This was stated at a press conference the Minister of energy and coal industry Volodymyr demchyshyn.

“On Wednesday, most likely, we will cease to receive any electricity from Russia. This technological step. We have many capacities that are not used, for example, DTEK unloaded blocks of 2 gigawatts,” said he.

According to Demchishin, at present Ukraine continues to import electricity due to the fact that the third power unit of Rivne NPP (Rivne NPP) of 1000 MW has been disconnected from the power systems for carrying out the works associated with the construction power transmission line 750 kV “Rivne-Kyiv”.

“We do not use 3rd unit of the Rivne NPP, therefore, we replace this capacity imports. Literally Wednesday-Thursday it will be returned to the system, it gave us the opportunity to work on substations of Rivne NPP”, – said the Minister.

Ukraine plans to put into operation the specified lines to the end of the current year, it will issue in the power sector 1000 MW at the Rivne NPP, which is currently due to technical restrictions “locked” on the station.

Previously Demchyshyn said that Kyiv may extend contract with Russia to import electricity.

It entered into force on December 30, 2014 and provides for uniform delivery schedule up to 1500 MW. In parallel to ensure reliable and uninterrupted supply of Crimea was signed the second agreement between a subsidiary of “inter RAO” Center payments and “Ukrinterenergo”.