Ukraine plans EU power exports as of 2019

13 Mar 2017

Ukraine expects to start power exports to the European Union through its proposed "Energy bridge" as of 2019.

The so-called Energy bridge, approved by the government in June 2015, aims to connect the second unit of the Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant in Ukraine to the Burshtyn Energy Island (it would be disconnected from the Ukrainian grid) and then to connect to Rzeszów in Poland and Albertirsa in Hungary. It would enable the synchronisation of the Ukrainian and European energy systems.

Energoatom, the operator of the Ukrainian nuclear power plants, estimates that upgrading Khmelnitsky 2, connecting it to Burshtyn Island, and financing other work to support its ultimate connection to the ENTSO-E power system would cost about €47m. The project is expected to be completed in 2025.

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