Brief project description
Reconstruction and upgrading of existing OHL between Slovakia and Ukraine and related substations will increase the transmission capacity between the Slovak and Ukrainian power systems. The project will prepare the way for integration of power systems of Ukraine and Moldova into the European electricity market.
Implementation of the project will improve system stability in the given region. Eliminating the existing restrictions on power flows between the Slovak and Ukrainian power systems on the one hand, and the Hungarian and Romanian and Ukrainian power systems on the other will affect the pricing and conditions of the European electricity market.
Basic project data
Descriptions Ukraine Slovakia Project promoter company/Organization full name
SE NPC Ukrenergo
Slovenská elektrizačná prenosová sústava, a.s., (SEPS)
Shareholders of the project promoter company
Ministry of Finance of Ukraine Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic
400 kV Mukacheve (Ukraine) – V.Kapusany (Slovakia) OHL rehabilitation
400 kV Mukacheve (Ukraine) – V.Kapusany (Slovakia) OHL rehabilitation
Project PECI or PMI
Project Code on the current (2020) PECI/PMI list
Project Name on the current (2020) PECI/PMI list
400 kV Mukacheve (Ukraine) – V.Kapusany (Slovakia) OHL rehabilitation 400 kV Mukacheve (Ukraine) – V.Kapusany (Slovakia) OHL rehabilitation Project Code on the current (2019) EU PCI list no no Project Name on the current (2019) EU PCI list n/a n/a Project final investment decision status Non-FID Non-FID Project Name in the ENTSO(G/E) TYNDP 2020 Submission n/a n/a Project Code in the ENTSO(G/E) TYNDP 2020 Submission n/a n/a Project Name in National NDP /Infrastructure Plan Rehabilitation of 400 kV OHL Mukacheve (UA) – V.Kapusany (SK) not included Project Code in National NDP /Infrastructure Plan
n/a National NDP / Infrastructure plan publication year 2019 National NDP/infrastructure plan publication website Development plan of the transmission system for 2021-2030, SE NPC Ukrenergo website, 20.01.2020 Project website according to Article 9(7) of Regulation (EU) 347/2013 n/a n/a Name/website of the designated competent authority in the country Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic Address of the designated competent authority in the country Mierová 19, Bratislava 212, 827 15
Project details - technical information
Start point in country (Town/Interconnection Point)
Ukraine section SS Mukacheve Slovakia section
Substation Veľké Kapušany (SK)
End point in country (Town/Interconnection Point) Ukraine section border crossing with Slovakia
Border crossing point at the Slovak - Ukraine border. The exact border crossing point will be set in the Contract for Cooperation between SEPS and NPC Ukrenergo. Technical information Ukraine Slovakia Element type line line
new new Line circuit type single/double (to be determined) single/double (to be determined) Voltage level value [kV] 400 400 Capacity [MW] to be determined to be determined Line length [km] 42 km 11 km Line current type AC AC Line structure type overhead line overhead line
Project Implementation Plan Article 5(1)
Project Pre-feasibility Assessment Ukraine Slovakia Start: 2018 End: 2018 Start: 2022 End: 2023 Details - Explanation The option “New double circuit OHL (equipped with one circuit at the first stage)” is most eligible variant.
The current condition of existing line enables its safe operation until new OHL will be built.
The extended SEPS - NPC Ukrenergo study will be carried out by 2023. Based on the results, SEPS will decide on a technical solution of the new OHL that will replace existing line between SK and UA. Percentage Done (%) 100% 0% Feasibility Assessment, ESIA/EIA and Design Studies Ukraine Slovakia Start: 2018 End: 2019 Start: End: Details - Explanation Percentage Done (%) 70% 0% FEED/Main Design Ukraine Slovakia Start: End: Start: End: Details - Explanation Percentage Done (%) 0% 0% Market Survey - Open Season/Capacity Auction Ukraine Slovakia Start: End: Start: End: Details - Explanation Percentage Done (%) 0% 0% Permitting Ukraine Slovakia Start: End: Start: End: Details - Explanation Percentage Done (%) 0% 0% Regulatory/Authority Approval of the project Ukraine Slovakia Details - Explanation Final Investment Decision taken Ukraine Slovakia Details - Explanation Tendering Ukraine Slovakia Start: End: Start: End: Details - Explanation Percentage Done (%) 0% 0% Construction Ukraine Slovakia Start: End: Start: End: Details - Explanation Commissioning Ukraine Slovakia 2030, December Details - Explanation
Project Annual Report Article 5(4)
Project evolution since 2013 Ukraine Slovakia Evolution driver description
Under consideration Explanation Mitigation measures to ensure project schedule n/a n/a Project implementation actions conducted since 2016 Ukraine Slovakia Project development The transformation coefficients of linear CTs and CTs of circuit breakers in Substation Mukacheve were changed from 1000/1 to 2000/1 and relay protection was reset.
Field survey of possible corridor of new construction OHL was accomplished.
Current state survey of the existing OHL was accomplished
Pre-feasibility study carried out in three options (1.New single line in the corridor close to the existing line, 2. New single line in the new corridor, 3. New double line (equipped with one circuit in the first stage) in the corridor close to the existing line).
Memorandum of Understanding on the intention to enhance the transmission capacity was signed between power system of Slovak republic and Ukraine in February 2017;
SEPS - NPC Ukrenergo bilateral Study for SK - UA cross - border line refurbishment has been accomplished in October 2018. The study has not proved the need to increase the current transmission capacity between SK-UA. The part of the existing OHL between substations Mukacheve (UA) - Veľké Kapušany (SK) situated on the Slovak territory will be replaced by the new line by 2030 and will be connected to a new line built on the Ukrainian territory by 2023. This line will replaced the existing line between Slovakia and Ukraine. The final technical solution and transmission capacity of the new line will be set based on the results of the extended study by 2023 after a synchronous connection of NPC Ukrenergo to ENTSO-E.
Permit Granting n/a
Consultation procedures n/a n/a Construction n/a n/a Commissioning 2023 2030
Project CAPEX and financing information
CAPEX Information Ukraine Slovakia Project CAPEX - total (mEUR)
based on a technical solution; preliminary from 6 to 12 mEUR
Year 1 4,5 mEUR
Project CAPEX certainty (+/-%)
10% 50% Has the project CAPEX estimate changed since PECI/PMI submission Yes, the project CAPEX was adjusted based on the results of Pre-Feasibility Study no Financing Information Ukraine Slovakia Applied for IFI Financing (yes/no)
Granted (yes/no) no no
Which institution and in what is the amount (mEUR)
n/a When Applied for Grants from IPA/NIF (yes/no) yes no Granted (yes/no) no no When What is the amount (mEUR)
Additional project information
International Cooperation - International Agreement(s) signed Ukraine Slovakia When Signatories of the Agreement Short description Foreseen Regulatory Regime - Third Party Access Ukraine Slovakia Regulated Third Party Access The conditions of access to the transmission network are regulated by national regulatory authority. yes. Following the third legislative package for an internal EU gas and electricity market; The conditions of access to the transmission network are regulated by national regulatory authority. Negotiated Third Party Access Exempted from Third Party Access capacity and duration (% of total and MW) Barriers to Project Implementation Ukraine Slovakia Regulatory Framework no Permit Granting no Financing no Political no Market no Which incentives would support the realization of the project Final remarks, other