Russian War Against Ukraine: Energy Dimension | DiXi Group Alert – weekly review
- As of January 22, 373 settlements in Ukraine remained without electricity due to hostilities and technological disruptions.
- Namely, due to January 18 attacks, power lines and district heating networks were damaged in the city of Kherson, with the CHP operation restricted leaving about 15 buildings left with no heat supply.
- The occupiers again planted mines along the perimeter of the Zaporizhzhia NPP – IAEA. Also, the Russians would not implement a comprehensive maintenance plan in 2024.
- One of the reasons for power outages was adverse weather conditions – in particular, icing on
overhead power lines of 60-89 mm in diameter, a record in the last 80 years.
- On January 20, after long-term repairs, a 160 MW TPP unit of Centrenergo was restored to operation. Electricity consumption was covered by domestic production, as well as by imports from Romania, Slovakia, Poland, and Moldova (32.6 GWh,+5% WoW).
- On January 16, joint daily auctions for the capacity allocation between Ukraine and Poland were held for the first time on JAO platform. Joint auctions between Ukraine and Romania have been held since November 2023 on the Ukrenergo platform. In Slovakia and Hungary directions, technical and organizational issues shall be finalized by JAO and respective TSOs.
- Gas transmission system operators of Ukraine, Moldova, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary and Slovakia signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in creation of the Vertical Corridor. Synergies will be created between LNG terminals, the Trans-Balkan pipeline, Ukrainian storage facilities and consumers in Central Europe to expand transmission and supply from south to north (over 7 bcm/a).
- The 2023 State Budget allocates 50 billion UAH for housing subsidies for 3 million Ukrainian households, so the Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.
- The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine fined two companies of Naftogaz Group for a total amount of over 1.744 billion UAH in cases of violation of competition.
- The government adopted a decision granting Ukrenergo permission to develop a land allocation project for the construction of a new power transmission line from the Dniester PSPP to the Vinnytska substation.
- Also, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the procedure for certification of persons who intend to carry out energy efficiency certification, energy audit of buildings and inspection of technical installations.
- The NEURC approved the Procedure for the Operation of Insider Information Platforms (implementation of REMIT requirements). Such platforms are important for monitoring wholesale energy markets and preventing abuse.
- More than 13,000 requests have been submitted through the AidEnergy online platform created by the Ministry of Energy, and 3,800 items of equipment provided by partners as humanitarian aid have been distributed.
- On January 15, the Minister of Energy Herman Halushchenko and the UNDP leadership discussed a new cooperation programme, Build Back Greener, which envisages short- and long-term green transformation projects for the energy sector.