The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) is pleased to announce that Ukrenergo, the Transmission System Operator (TSO) in Ukraine, will become the 40th member of the association as of 1 January 2024, following the approval by the ENTSO-E Assembly today. Ukrenergo has already been an observer member of the association since April 2022.
ENTSO-E members are driven by their shared responsibility to achieve the energy transition and to keep the lights on in Europe. Welcoming Ukrenergo as a member of the association underlines ENTSO-E’s commitment to strengthen cooperation among TSOs at pan-European level, in order to foster the security, resilience and reliability of the interconnected power system.
ENTSO-E and Ukrenergo have been working together since 2017 to achieve such integration. A notable milestone was reached on 16 March 2022 with the emergency synchronisation of Ukraine and Moldova with the Continental Europe power system. Since then, Ukrenergo has consistently demonstrated its ability to operate and maintain Ukraine’s transmission power system stability in challenging circumstances. In November 2023, ENTSO-E announced the successful completion of synchronisation project with Ukraine after the compliance by Ukrenergo with the key technical requirements necessary to enable a permanent interconnection between the power systems of Continental Europe and Ukraine.
Mr Zbyněk Boldiš, President of ENTSO-E, said: “On behalf of the ENTSO-E General Assembly, I would like to congratulate Ukrenergo on joining ENTSO-E as a member. This achievement marks the end of one journey and the beginning of another. The first journey was marked by the emergency synchronisation on 16 March 2022, the signature of the Observer Membership Agreement in April 2022 and the completion of the synchronisation project on 28 November 2023. We are now embarking on a new journey where Ukrenergo assumes its full place among European TSOs. Together, we will be stronger in promoting and advancing a resilient, sustainable, and integrated European electricity grid.”
Mr Volodymyr Kudrytskyi, CEO of NPC Ukrenergo, said: ‘The interconnection of the Ukrainian power system with the Continental European network and now the achievement of Ukrenergo’s membership status in ENTSO-E is another important milestone for Ukraine on the path towards European integration. This is a crucial and historic step, which will significantly contribute to the enhancement of energy security, the resilience of our power system, as well as the stability of electricity supply. We are grateful to our European partners for their trust and for the opportunity to establish full-scale and comprehensive cooperation within ENTSO-E.’