says Artem Semenyshyn chairman of the Solar Energy Association of Ukraine, reports reform.energy. The problem of ‘over production’ by solar plants is to sharpen in the summer, typically the peak solar power production season.
The state company says its core activity – power transmission — is profitable. But losses come from subsidizing electricity to low income households and from national rates that do not cover elevated ‘green tariffs’ due solar and wind producers.
warned Ukrenergo. During the week of April 5-11, renewable production increased by 17% to 227 million kW, but electricity consumption decreased by 1%, to 2.86 billion kWh. Going into the high production season for renewables, Ukrenergo’s Guaranteed Buyer owes an estimated $750 million to solar and wind power producers.