"Ukraine Power Report Q1 2015" is now available at Fast Market Research

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Fri Jan 23 2015

The immediate outlook for electricity generation is poor with the country in an official state of energy emergency. Fighting in the east of Ukraine has halte d coal production in many mines and blocked transport lines to power stations. At the same time, Russia and Ukraine are in dispute about the price to be paid for gas deliveries , which will limit Ukraine's ability to fire its gas-powered stations. Although Ukraine is increasing its generation of nuclear energy, we still forecast a decline in generation to 168.5TWh in 2015, down from 179.8TWh in 2013.

Longer term, both production and consumption will rise as the economy starts to recover and processes of integration with the EU bring about a partial liberalisation of the power sector and investment from abroad. This will create opportunities for investment in Ukraine's power sector. However, multiple barriers stand in the way of developing the sector, including corruption, vested interests and the fractious political environment, meaning that electricity production will fall far short of Ukraine's potential.

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Key Trends And Developments

* The short-term outlook for coal-fired power is poor as a result of the conflict in Ukraine's main coal-producing regions in the east of the country. Around two-thirds of Ukraine's mines have ceased activity and the country has been forced to import coal from South Africa and Australia to cover its mounting deficit.
* Ukraine also faces a crisis in production of gas-fired power because of a dispute with Russia about the price to be paid for gas deliveries. In October, the EU brokered a deal between Moscow and Kiev which has formally ended the Russian embargo, but neither party has yet to make good on its side of the agreement.
* In this context, Ukraine has increased its production of nuclear energy, buying additional nuclear fuel from Westinghouse Electric Company and formulating plans for a long-term expansion of the sector by enlisting Western...

The Ukraine Power Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s market assessment and independent forecasts covering electricity generation (coal, gas, oil, nuclear, hydro and non-hydro renewables), electricity consumption, trade, transmission and distribution losses and electricity generating capacity.

The Ukraine Power Report also analyses the impact of regulatory changes, recent developments and the background macroeconomic outlook and features competitive landscapes comparing national and multinational operators by sales, market share, investments, projects, partners and expansion strategies.

Key Benefits

* Use BMI's independent industry forecasts for Ukraine to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic planning in the power market.

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