Ukrainian NGOs urge an integration to ENTSO-E in view of the war with Russia
In the evening of 23 February 2022 Ukraine disconnected its power system from that of Russia and Belarus in a first bid to test it for a full ENTSO-E integration in 2023.
In view of Russia’s launch of a full-scale military attack on Ukraine on 24 February 2022 we, the members of the Energy Transition Coalition, are certain that Russia will not connect our power system back after the test period of 72 hours.
Ukraine’s integration with ENTSO-E is a very painful process for Russia for ideological and geopolitical reasons. Now there is also a new angle of using this situation as an additional weapon in the ongoing war.
Continued functioning of the Ukrainian power system in isolated mode beyond the test period will result in a quick depletion of Ukraine’s fuel reserves and unbalancing of the whole system.
If this scenario comes to pass we urge the European community to connect our power system to ENTSO-E as soon as possible. Otherwise, Ukraine risks facing an energy crisis in the middle of a fierce combat with Russia.
Energy Transition Coalition on behalf of NGOs:
Ecoaction, Ekoltava, Ecoclub, City of Sun, Khmelnytskyi Energy Cluster, All-Ukrainian Sustainable Development & Investment Agency, PravoPolice and Mykolaiv municipality.
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