Sergey Kondratiev, Deputy Head of the Economic Department of the Institute for Energy and Finance, commented on the work of the Ukrainian energy system to Lenta.ru.
The transition of the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) under the full jurisdiction of Russia will not be particularly sensitive for Ukraine in the short term, since the power plant has not been operating in the Ukrainian energy system for a month already. Problems can begin during the recovery of the country's economy. This was stated in a conversation with Lenta.ru by Sergey Kondratiev.
If we talk about the medium term, then the transition of the power plant into a synchronous zone with Russia is not pleasant. Now the Ukrainian energy system is disconnected from Russia and Belarus, synchronized with Eastern Europe, so the loss, Kondratiev is sure, is serious. The withdrawal of ZNPP can be especially painful during the restart of economic activity.
“The ZNPP has not been operating within the framework of the Ukrainian energy system for more than a month, so we should not expect any special consequences at the moment. In addition, a large number of people left the country, many large industries and metallurgical plants stopped, so that energy consumption was significantly reduced. Ukraine, in principle, can balance the energy system without the ZNPP. A more significant negative factor here could be the continuation of attacks on infrastructure,” the specialist believes.
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