KYIV, Oct 10 – Ukraine's Energy and Coal Industry Minister Ihor Nasalyk approved a forecast that sees growth of power consumption by 1.4% to 151 billion kWh in 2018, the ministry reported. The growth is on par with the pace of increase in 2017.
The ministry reported that electricity exports would be 5.88 billion kWh in 2018, down 3.7% from 2017 forecast revised at the end of May 2017.
The decrease is linked to expected smaller supplies to Moldova (to 90 million kWh a month), while exports to Poland would increase from 80 million kWh to 100 million kWh. Electricity supply to Europe from the Burshtyn energy island would remain at around 300 million kWh.