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15.04.2024

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

April 8 – 14

  • The russian federation continued massive attacks on Ukrainian energy infrastructure. In particular, one of the biggest thermal generation facilities (Trypilska TPP) was completely destroyed by a missile strike. Given previous attacks by russia, Centrenergo PJSC lost 100% of its generation capacities. Two DTEK Energo TPPs were also damaged.
  • russia has changed its tactics in striking energy infrastructure, using precisionguided missiles to destroy power plants in less protected regions. Some of the facilities will not be fully restored until next winter. Also, russia continued to attack electrical substations and gas infrastructure facilities, particularly underground storages.
  • Despite russian attacks, the Ukrainian power system is balanced and operates steadily Ukrenergo. Hourly power outages were applied in the Kharkiv region, and consumption limits were imposed on industrial consumers in the Dnipropetrovsk region on certain days. Also, emergency support from Poland, Romania, and Slovakia was requested several times.
  • According to the IAEA, the safety situation at the Zaporizhzhia NPP site and in the surrounding area continues to deteriorate. All 6 units of Zaporizhzhia NPP have been put into a cold shutdown mode.
  • russians are preparing another provocation at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
  • Preparations are underway at Khmelnytskyy NPP to start construction of KhNPP5 and KhNPP6 units using Westinghouse AR1000 technology. Preparatory work for the construction of cooling towers has begun at the plant site.
  • The Ukrainian government defined key objectives to minimize risks to the energy sector by next winter: repairs and attracting assistance from partners, decentralization of generation, and strengthening the air defense.
  • During two years of its operation, the Ukraine Energy Support Fund attracted over 410 million EUR from 13 partner countries and international organizations. Most of the funds have been allocated to meet the urgent needs of energy companies from the frontline regions of Kharkiv, Mykolaiv, Sumy, Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, and Odesa (purchase of generators, power transformers, switches, spare parts, special equipment, fuel, and physical protection equipment for energy facilities.
  • The Cabinet of Ministers held several international consultations and concluded documents with Slovakia, Denmark, and Latvia on the development of cooperation and the realization of specific initiatives in the energy sector.
  • The government has canceled the public service obligation to export electricity, which required exporters to allocate 80% of their income to the SOE Guaranteed Buyer Taras Melnychuk, representative of the Cabinet of Ministers in the Verkhovna Rada.
  • The Cabinet of Ministers has extended special obligations of companies of Naftogaz Group to supply natural gas to household consumers, DSOs and electricity producers for 4 months until the end of August 2024. Similarly, the term of preferential supply of natural gas to heat supply companies was extended until August 31.
  • Ukrgazvydobuvannya JSC launched a well with a daily production of 140 tcm of natural gas. This is the fifth highly productive well launched by Naftogaz Group since the beginning of 2024.

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http://eiti.org.ua/

National website of Extractive Industries Transparensy Initiative in Ukraine 

http://ua-energy.org/

Information and analitical website “Ukrainian Energy UA-Energy.org” is unique   platform to inform