Kiev: Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmihal has announced that Ukraine has started exporting electricity to Europe.
“The long-awaited export of Ukrainian electricity to Europe has begun,” Schmihal wrote in Telegram on Thursday.
He said Ukraine’s first electricity went to Romania with a capacity of 100 megawatts, Xinhua news agency reported.
In the future, Ukraine aims to increase the electricity flow in Europe to 2.5 GW, he said.
According to Shmihal, Ukraine has the potential to earn more than 70 billion hryvnias (about $2.4 billion) a year by exporting electricity to European countries.
In March, Ukraine’s electricity grid was synchronized with the European network of transmission system operators for electricity.
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