Synchronising Ukraine’s and Europe’s electricity grids


For Ukraine, the cost of synchronisation with the Continental Europe power system will be significant. But the benefits in terms of energy security, market integration, energy efficiency, decarbonisation and competitiveness – i.e. the five dimensions of the Energy Union – would be even larger.

Ukraine and its TSO Ukrenergo intend to synchronise the Ukrainian with the Continental European electricity grid for political, economic, and technical reasons. Their aim is to finalise this integration already by 2023. This time plan is very ambitious as several key difficulties needs to be overcome before synchronisation.

Dr. Georg Zachmann, Lukas Feldhaus

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