State of emergency in energy sector extended for another month

Source : 112 Ukraine

The corresponding decision was made during today's meeting of the government
14:08, 11 May 2017

The Cabinet of Ministers extended the state of emergency in the energy sector for another month. The corresponding decision was made at a government meeting, which was broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.

"We need to continue (measures, - Ed), because we have to make operational management decisions. Unfortunately, we manage the system not in the usual mode. But we will pass this test too, despite the obstacles," the prime minister said.

Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Igor Nasalik noted that the introduction of emergency measures allowed saving 1.7 million tons of coal and increasing its reserves in warehouses to 2.2 million tons, which corresponds to the level of reserves in the autumn of 2016 - before the start of the heating season.

Nasalik also said that thanks to the measures introduced, the contribution of nuclear energy to the development of electricity in Ukraine in April reached 62.5%, and last Sunday an absolute record was set - 68% compared with 47% in May last year.

We recall, emergency measures on the country's energy market were introduced by the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers on February 17 in connection with the blockade of coal supplies of brand "A" (anthracite). According to the decree, Ukrenergo Company should determine the permissible level of the reduction of the reserve of power generating capacities and the emergency shutdown schedules; State Enterprise Energorynok - develop power load graphs; NJSC Energoatom - provide partial unloading of individual power plant units on weekends and holidays, if necessary.

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