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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Ukraine will buy from Russia, “the maximum amount of electricity at higher rate

Kiev, Russia will buy 600 MW of electricity – the maximum amount in the framework of technical assistance.

According to “Kommersant” with reference to “System operator UES” until the final price is not known, but it is clear that these imports will cost Ukraine about a third more expensive than commercial delivery.

“Ukrenergo” and “inter RAO UES” decided not to renew for 2016, the agreement on the contract the supply, forcing the authorities to go for the purchase of electricity for technical assistance.

The Ministry of energy and coal industry of Ukraine on the eve complained about the critically low level of reserves of anthracite – June 1, Kyiv does not receive the anthracite coal from LNR and DNR. In addition, several nuclear power units are under repair. As a result, Ukraine has to import fuel.

Lately the hot weather has led to an increase in power consumption by the population, including because of the mass use of air conditioners and intensive irrigation of agricultural areas, reports RIA Novosti.


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