Economica.net – Transelectrica: The first energy trade exchanges with Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova will take place on June 30, on the interconnection with Romania
Transport and System Operators (TSOs) in Continental Europe have confirmed that the preliminary technical conditions have been met to allow trade in electricity between Ukraine and neighboring states, he writes. Agerpres.
This process aims at the successful synchronization of power systems, carried out on March 16, 2022, and the acceptance of Ukrenergo as an observer member of ENTSO-E, on April 26, 2022.
These achievements were required as a result of intense efforts by all TSOs in Europe, in particular Ukrenergo and operators in neighboring countries. Trade in electricity with Ukraine / Republic of Moldova is scheduled to begin on June 30, 2022 on the interconnection between Ukraine and Romania.
The sale of electricity on the other interconnections (Ukraine-Slovakia, Ukraine-Hungary and Moldova-Romania) will follow subsequent aspects, after their finalization related to the tender rules. The total commercial capacity will be limited in the first phase to 100 MW, and after this initial stage the marketed values are expected to increase gradually, following a monthly assessment of the impact of the changed volume on the stability and security of the energy system.
“It takes an additional step, reached less than four months after the emergency synchronization of the systems of Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova with the European network and, in addition, demonstrating the strong commitment of European and system operators to Ukrenergo (Transport Operator and System from Ukraine) and Moldelectrica (Transmission and System Operator from the Republic of Moldova). We appreciate that in the next period the process of harmonizing the technical and commercial details regarding the exchanges between Romania and the Republic of Moldova will be completed ”, say the Transelectrica representatives.
Transelectrica is the operator of the electricity transmission and system network in Romania, which operates interconnected with the European power system, through interconnections with neighboring countries: Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova. Currently, the network managed by Transelectrica has a total cross-border capacity of about 3000 MW, and will reach by 2030 a value of 7000 MW.
ENTSO-E, the European network of transmission system operators, is the association for the cooperation of European transmission system operators (TSOs).
The 39 member transmission and system operators, representing 35 countries, are responsible for the safe and coordinated operation of Europe’s electricity system, the world’s largest interconnected electricity grid.