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Energy sector enters emergency mode to extend the life of coal reserves, Groysman
13:14, 17 February 2017
Energy sector enters emergency mode to extend the life of coal reserves, Groysman

Power outages cannot be avoided, if the supplies are to be reduced

13:14, 17 February 2017

112 Agency

Emergency mode is entered in the energy sector to extend the life of existing coal reserves to ensure the population will receive enough electricity. This was announced by Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman during his visit to agricultural exhibition, which was broadcast by 112 Ukraine TV Channel.

"I stand on the position of ordinary Ukrainian citizens. This is a power outage. I will do everything to prevent this. We understand that if the coal reserves decrease, then another option simply does not remain. Therefore, we have introduced emergency measures in the energy market to extend the work of the stocks that we have formed", said Groysman.

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According to Groysman, now consumption is 24 million tons of coal, of which 9 million - anthracite, which is produced on a temporary uncontrolled territory.

 "Our task is to build an independent power system. We are working on it today", said Groysman.

 Note, Ukraine put an emergency mode in the energy sector into effect on February 17.

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