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Ukraine and Moldova synchronise their power networks with the European grid

The electricity grids of Ukraine and Moldova have been successfully synchronised with the Continental European Grid.

Ukraine and Moldova, which were previously synchronised with the IPS/UPS electricity system (former USSR system) including the Unified Power System of Russia as well as the national networks of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Georgia, and Mongolia, disconnected their power systems from the networks of Russia and Belarus in February 2022, when the Russian army attacked Ukraine. Subsequently, Ukrenergo applied for emergency synchronisation with the European power system, which was previously scheduled in 2023.

The Ukrainian transmission system operator (TSO) Ukrenergo has been preparing the power system for synchronisation with the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO E) since 2017, when the Agreement on the conditions for the future interconnection was signed. Moldelectrica operates the power transmission grid of Moldova.

Ukraine is a net exporter of electricity, with 2.4 TWh of net exports in 2020. Moldova is a net importer of electricity, with 0.6 TWh in 2019.

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