Russian War Against Ukraine: Energy Dimension (daily updating DiXi Group alert)
— Over 6 months (September 2022 to March 2023), Ukraine’s air defence forces shot down about 700 missiles and more than 650 kamikaze drones that Russia launched at energy infrastructure.
— Since the first days of the war, attempts to attack Ukrenergo’s IT systems have increased tenfold, with cyber defence specialists facing hundreds of cyberattack attempts every day.
— Ukraine’s power system is working stably. Due to significant damage, network restrictions remain in the Zhytomyr, Kyiv regions and the city of Kyiv, resulting in outages.
— Some results have been reported in the first anniversary since the UPS of Ukraine was synchronized with ENTSO-E, namely higher reliability of power systems operation. E.g., in the period of regular Russia’s massive missile attacks, the volume of technological cross-border flows from the EU countries reached a maximum of 2 GW, and imports – 560 MW. Capacity fees and payments under public service obligations assigned to exporters yield Ukraine an additional 8.7 billion UAH.
— The government of Ukraine and the Energy Community Secretariat signed a memorandum on support for priority projects in the construction and reconstruction of energy infrastructure, as well as the restoration of RES facilities. In addition, the memo provides for cooperation in preparing lawsuits against Russia to claim compensation for the damage.
— Poland is considering energy cooperation with Ukraine in several areas – so PM Mateusz Morawiecki. These include gas exploration in the western part of Ukraine, launch of Khmelnytskyi NPP – Rzeszow interconnector, and Rivne NPP – Chełm interconnection project.
— The National Anti-Corruption Bureau and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office filed to a court the first episode of the so-called Rotterdam+ case on charges of six persons of causing electricity consumers losses of over 19 billion UAH in 2016-2017.
— The prosecutor’s office, on behalf of the state, filed a lawsuit to terminate the concession agreement for Kharkiv’s Eskhar CHP-2 with the company of businessman Pavel Fuks, who is under sanctions.
— The Chair of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Finance, Taxation and Customs Policy Danylo Hetmantsev confirmed that the parliament is going to liquidate the Asset Recovery and Management Agency. The main complaint against the agency is the non-transparent sale of property.