On 19 September, the kick-off meeting for technical assistance to improve inter-transmission system operator cross-border trade mechanisms between Moldova and Ukraine was launched. The technical assistance is part of EU4Energy support for electricity market reforms in Ukraine and Moldova.
During the meeting, representatives of Ukrenergo, Moldelectrica and the Energy Community Secretariat discussed the next steps in designing the arrangements for settlement of unintentional deviations between Moldovan and Ukrainian power systems taking into consideration their specific mode of operation, including the recent changes in the regulation of the electricity market in Ukraine.
The state of play of existing scheduling platforms and mechanisms for balancing and compensation between Moldelectrica and Ukrenergo was at the top of the agenda. The participants agreed the next steps for the development of improvements related to the operational arrangements between the transmission system operators.
* The EU4Energy Initiative covers all EU support to improve energy supply, security and connectivity, as well as to promote energy efficiency and the use of renewables in the Eastern Partner countries Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. It does this by financing projects and programmes that help to reform energy markets and to reduce national energy dependence and consumption. Over the longer term, this makes energy supply more reliable, transparent and affordable, thus reducing energy poverty and energy bills for both citizens and the private sector.
19 September, Vienna