Coal reserves at thermal power plants is sufficient for their normal operation — «Ukrenergo»
According to the acting head of the company Ukrenergo Vsevolod Kovalchuk, the stock of coal is falling, but it falls «within acceptable volume, considering at what stage of the autumn-winter period are».RIA Novosti | Buy illustration
KYIV, Mar 21 — RIA Novosti Ukraine. Problems with the availability of coal in the warehouses of Ukrainian thermal power plants (TPP) no, said acting head of the company Ukrenergo Vsevolod Kovalchuk in an interview with news Agency UNIAN, published on Monday.Flickr.com/kyphotofile/Марунич: electricity export of Ukraine depends on the coal of Donbass
Ukraine because of the conflict in the Donbass lost most of the mines. In uncontrolled Ukraine territories were the most profitable mines, and companies, remaining under the control of the authorities of Ukraine, produce unprofitable gas and coal. Now, Ukraine is forced to buy imported anthracite coal required TPP for electricity generation.
«A critical residue (coal – ed.) is still very far away. The coal stock at the warehouses falls, but it falls, say, in an acceptable volume, considering at what stage of the autumn-winter period we are in. So about any more problems we are not talking», — said Kovalchuk.
He added that due to the strong snowfall, which took place in Ukraine in winter, filled the reservoir, therefore the station does not face shortage and water resource.
Earlier it was reported that plans for production of gas coal in Ukrainian mines of DTEK «Dobropolugol» this year was reduced due to lower electricity generation in thermal power plants and as a result of too much fuel.