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08.04.2024

Russian War Against Ukraine: Energy Dimension | DiXi Group Alert – weekly review

April 1 – 7

  • As of April 8, 398 settlements remained offline due to hostilities and technological disruptions.
  • On April 3, the Russians deliberately shelled one of the PV facilities in the Dnipropetrovsk region, damaging equipment and causing a fire.
  • On April 7, drone strikes hit the Zaporizhzhia NPP site, minor damage was recorded on the top of the Unit 6 reactor dome roof – so the IAEA. There are no signs of damage to critical nuclear safety or security systems.
  • On April 4, due to the Russian shelling, the 330 kV line connecting the Zaporizhzhia NPP to power system was disconnected. On April 6, the line was restored by Ukrainian specialists.
  • The Neutron Source nuclear subcritical facility lost external power supply due to the shelling, switching to emergency diesel generators.
  • Despite no deficit in the power system, Ukrenergo had to restrict consumption. Hourly power outages were implemented in Kharkiv and on some days emergency outage schedules were applied in the Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Kirovohrad, Poltava and Sumy regions.
  • Meanwhile, due to drop in aggregate demand, the Base DAM index significantly decreased to 2,157.0 UAH/MWh (-35.4% WoW).
  • Gas storage operator JSC Ukrtransgaz announced the start of the injection season. During the withdrawal season, 8.5 bcm was withdrawn from storages, incl. 6.7 bcm for Ukraine’s domestic needs.
  • The NEURC adopted amendments to the Gas Storage Code, which introduce the possibility of system users to book bundled capacity, book capacity for the basic injection/withdrawal season separately, as well as for several months during the year.
  • The Regulator also amended the procedure for determining the marginal prices in the balancing market. Starting from April 10, it will be fixed, without linkage to the DAM (maximum prices – 4,000 or 8,250 UAH/MWh, depending on hour; minimum price – 0.01 UAH/MWh).
  • Guaranteed Buyer received the right to reduce the level of payments to the seller under feedin tariff by the amount of the unpaid share of the settlement of imbalance and the cost of deviation.
  • ENTSO-E approved Ukrenergo’s accession to the ITC mechanism starting from July 1, 2024.
  • The Verkhovna Rada has registered a draft law intended to resolve the issue of blocked gas production at the Sakhalinske field.
  • Independent audit of Ukrnafta confirmed the 2023 profit at 23.6 billion UAH.
  • The Cabinet of Ministers adopted an order to change the composition of the competition committee for selection of NEURC members.
  • The government also approved the draft law “On the Siting, Design and Construction of Units 3 and 4 of the Khmelnytskyi Nuclear Power Plant” developed by the Ministry of Energy.

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