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Ukraine joins ENTSO-E

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The following statement is from DTEK, the leader in Ukraine's energy sector and the industry's largest private investor.

Ukraine has taken a key step towards energy independence from the aggressor, ahead of schedule. It has also received its own energy ‘airbag’, in case of disruption to the Ukrainian power system.

At 10:13 GMT on 16 March, Ukraine’s United Energy System (UES) was synchronised with the Hungarian energy system through the Burshtyn TPP. Slovakia and Romania will come next. Joining ENTSO-E marks a major change in Ukraine’s energy industry, rooting it in the EU system.

This is true teamwork and a credit to everyone involved: the Ministry of Energy, NEC Ukrenergo, the electricity producers and our European partners.

Thermal power plants, in particular the DTEK Energy TPPs, have made a major contribution. Despite the ongoing war, energy sector participants have worked incredibly hard over the past three weeks, on top of the years of preparation, to fulfil the final technical commitments.

All the necessary technical regulations have been blueprinted and integrated. And the thermal power plants’ power units have been reconfigured with automatic frequency and power control systems to ensure the current frequency is maintained, in accordance with ENTSO-E standards. Certification tests have also been conducted. Plenty of work remains, though yesterday was a landmark for the Ukrainian energy industry.”

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