“Inter RAO” in 2015 almost 14-fold increase in the supply of electricity to Ukraine


BARNAUL, February 5. The company “inter RAO UES” in 2015, increased the export of electricity to Ukraine by 13.8 times compared to the previous year to 2.462 billion kW h. This follows from the materials of the company.

“A contract was signed for the supply of electricity in this state. In 2016 the contract was not renewed, probably in 2016, that amount will fall”, – said a member of the Board of “inter RAO UES” Ilnar Mirsiyapov.

In 2014 Ukraine to buy electricity from the power system of Russia under contract between “inter RAO” and “Ukrinterenergo”, which was in force until the end of 2015. At the same time the contract was made and on the supply of electricity from Ukraine in Crimea. However, the supply of electricity from Ukraine in Crimea ceased 22 November 2015, when because of the erosion of the supports out of order all four transmission lines running from Ukraine to the Peninsula.

In December 2015, Ukraine has partially restored supply of electricity in the Crimea, however, Russia has not concluded a contract for the supply of energy to the Peninsula in 2016, as Kiev called to prescribe that the Crimea is Ukrainian territory. According to all-Russian center for public opinion research (VTSIOM), 93.1% of residents of Crimea and Sevastopol voted against the contract with Kiev on the supply of electricity if it is specified that Crimea and Sevastopol are part of Ukraine.

Earlier, the press service of the Ministry of energy and coal industry of Ukraine reported that Ukraine imports electricity from Russia since the beginning of October 2015.

Minister of energy Alexander Novak reported earlier that the grounds for extension of contract for the supply of electricity in Ukraine is not.

The export of electricity

It also became known that exports of electricity of “inter RAO” by the end of 2015 increased by 24.6% compared to the 2014 year and amounted to 17,492 billion kWh

In Finland, exports grew by 13% and amounted to 3,383 billion kWh, in China decreased by 2.3% to USD 3,299 billion kWh, to Belarus has grown from 1,425 billion kWh up to 2,815 billion kWh 18.5% decreased the volume of electricity exports to Georgia to 0,511 million kW / h.

A key influence on the volume of exports had a growth rate of the Euro to national currencies. The increase in exports to Belarus due to the achievement in 2015 of the respective agreements.

The group “inter RAO” – a diversified energy holding managing assets in Russia and in the countries of Europe and CIS. The installed capacity of generating facilities “inter RAO” – 35 GW, total electricity generation by the end of 2014 – 146 billion kWh

Output declined

It is also noted that the development of power plants of the group “inter RAO” in 2015 decreased by 3.6% compared to last year and amounted 140,796 billion kWh

Output of electricity in Russia decreased by 3.3% in 2015 127,163 billion kWh

The decrease in electricity production Russian generating assets of the group “inter RAO” mainly due to a longer repair work in summer 2015 compared with summer 2014 and optimized utilization of unprofitable and low-margin hardware during periods of low market prices on the day ahead.

Installed electric capacity of power plants in 2015 has decreased by 70 MW. The company says it is the pace of withdrawal from exploitation of obsolete equipment.

Installed heat capacity of the objects of the company have decreased in the past year 492,2 Gcal h.

The group “inter RAO” – a diversified energy holding managing assets in Russia and in the countries of Europe and CIS. The installed capacity of generating facilities “inter RAO” – 35 GW, total electricity generation by the end of 2014 – 146 billion kWh