Results from an ESP assessment of flexibility in Ukraine’s electricity system were presented at a recent stakeholder roundtable. Presentations relating to renewable energy penetration into the system along with an analysis of ancillary services market performance and recommendations for improved system balancing and ENSO-E integration were provided by ESP sector experts.
Competitive, transparent and effectively monitored energy markets
The opening of a new liberalized Wholesale Electricity Market (WEM) on July 1st, 2019 was a turning point in the reform of Ukraine’s electricity sector. Competitive markets, which are transparent and effectively monitored offer house-hold consumers stable, quality electricity at lower costs. Competition is also essential to growing Ukraine’s independent energy sector and is a requirement as a signatory to the EU Energy Community.
Ukraine Begins Testing Nuclear Power Generator Systems
Testing is underway for several nuclear power plants’ generator excitation systems, which keep plants at the right voltage level. These systems are critical for safety and proper operation, and stable test results are a requirement for Ukraine’s power system to integrate with the European system.
USAID ESP Recommends Ways to Soften COVID-19 Impact on Ukraine’s Energy Market
The USAID Energy Security Project (ESP) has proposed a list of strategies to tackle the most urgent problems and keep the market on track for the rest of the pandemic.