When synchronized from the energy system of Ukraine with the European electricity market (ENTSO-E), the growth potential of new renewable energy capacities may be about 5 GW of new renewable energy (RES) capacities until 2030, taking into account the gradual decommissioning of inefficient TPP units. This was stated by DTEK RES CEO Maris Kuniskis speaking at the Renpower Ukraine 2022 forum.
At the same time, in the long term, taking into account the decarbonization course, this potential will increase significantly, the top manager added.
Maris Kuniskis also noted that when synchronized with ENTSO-E, the issue of decarbonization of the energy sector will become even more relevant, since the level of duties that will be levied on electricity exports to Europe will depend on the share of "dirty generation" in the country's energy balance.
Now the renewable energy capacity in Ukraine is 8.5 GW, of which 6.2 GW is solar generation. Taking into account solar power plants in households, this is about 10 GW.
As early as February 24-26, the Ukrainian energy system will operate in an isolated mode, which is one of the stages in the country's preparations for joining ENTSO-E. Activities aimed at synchronizing power systems are planned to be completed in 2023.
Synchronization will help stabilize the Ukrainian electricity market, give a powerful impetus to the economy, and also increase the country's energy security.