Ukraine conducted a test import of electricity from Romania

Kostia Andreikovets

On November 27, the state energy trader JSC "Energy Company of Ukraine" carried out a test import of electricity from Romania. Such deliveries are needed to check the technical feasibility of importing from Europe if necessary.

Ukrinform writes about this with reference to the companyʼs press service.

In the test mode, ECU imported non-commercial amounts of electricity with a capacity of 1 MW for two hours — at 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The company emphasized that such imports can become an additional tool for stabilizing the Ukrainian energy system.

The first time ECU imported electricity from Slovakia on a test basis was on October 27, and the second time was on November 19. This happened after a shortfall in the power system due to Russian missile attacks.

  • During this time, the unified energy system of Ukraine suffered seven massive missile attacks — on October 10, 11, 17, 22 and November 2, 15, 23. The latter was also aimed at nuclear power plants. It was possible to connect them to the power system only on November 25.
  • On November 27, the president warned that Russia is preparing a new missile strike this week.