The state-owned Hungarian Electricity Works (MVM) is providing Slovakia’s electricity network with emergency stand-by support, MVM CEO Imre Mártha said on Thursday.
Slovakia’s electricity network slipped into a state of crisis on Monday after a fire forced the shutdown of a power plant. The country is already suffering a gas shortage because of the halt of deliveries from Ukraine.
MVM will provide 100-220MW of capacity for between one and 24 hours to correct imbalances in Slovakia’s electricity network for as long as necessary, perhaps days or even weeks, Mártha said. The support will not affect MVM’s domestic deliveries, he added.
Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc said M1 public television Wednesday that the country was ready to deliver natural gas or electricity if necessary to Slovakia, which has been hit hard by Europe’s gas crisis. “We have the capacity to help both with natural gas and electricity, of which we have reserves of 100-200 megawatts,” Gyurcsány told in the interview. The premier said Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico had been informed of the option. (MTI-Econews)