What happened to Europe and Ukraine’s plan to link power grids?
From October 11,Ukraine stops exporting electricity to other countries to stabilize its own energy system,
– Ukrainian Ministry of Energy
Energy Ministry: Ukraine forced to stop exporting electricity to Europe
Russia’s mass missile strike on Ukraine that struck heat generation and electrical substations on Oct. 10 forced Ukraine to stop exporting its electricity to the European Union in order to stabilize its own grid starting Oct. 11, the Ministry of Energy said.
The ministry didn’t specify a date for export renewals.
Ukraine’s electricity system was integrated into the European grid in March to cut off the country from its electricity dependency on Russia, and Belarus in the wake of Russia’s full-scale invasion.
“Russia continues to carry out energy terror against Ukraine and intensifies energy pressure on the European Union,” Energy Minister Herman Halushchenko said.
A few months ago
BRUSSELS/WARSAW, March 1 (Reuters) – The European Union on Monday said it will urgently link Europe’s electricity system to Ukraine’s grid, a move that would increase the independence of the country’s energy system from Russia.
The link has been planned for years and was expected in 2023. Europe will now progress with it as soon as possible — possibly within weeks — following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.
“This is a strategic initiative for increasing Ukraine’s energy independence,” EU energy policy chief Kadri Simson said.