The European Commission has welcomed the progress in integrating Ukraine and Moldova into the European electricity market, as confirmed today by the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E).
Following the emergency synchronisation of these two networks on 16 March, which ensured the security of supply for the two interconnected power systems, TSOs from Continental Europe have now agreed on the steps to open electricity trading with Ukraine while ensuring energy security for the region. The Ukrainian TSO Ukrenergo and the Continental Europe TSOs will work together on implementing these conditions. Ukrenergo has also been made an Observer Member in ENTSO-E.
“The process will be gradual and done under clear conditions agreed with our Ukrainian partners, so that the energy security for the region will be ensured,” said EU Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson. “This is another tangible sign of our solidarity with Ukraine and a further important step in the longer term perspective towards achieving full synchronisation, market reforms, and market integration between the EU and Ukraine.”
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