Ukrainian coal reserves in warehouses of the thermal power plants have reached an all-time low of 455,000 tons. Therefore, these reserves cannot guarantee the country's energy security. This was stated by the chief dispatcher of National Power Company Ukrenergo Vitaliy Zaichenko, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
"Unfortunately, the warehouses of coal-fired power plants have been operated to a level that is probably the lowest for the entire period of Ukraine's independence. I would like to draw your attention to the fact that half of this coal is concentrated at two stations: 116 thousand tons of anthracite at Luhansk TPP and 105 thousand tons at Slovyanska TPP, which, as you know, does not work. There are 220,000 tons left at all other stations, which is absolutely not enough to guarantee the country's energy security," Zaichenko said.
He stressed that the Ukrainian power system had managed to balance during the previous frosty week due to the increase in electricity imports from Belarus.
As we reported earlier, back in August, the Cabinet of Ministers decided to impose special duties for the import of coal, diesel fuel, and liquefied gas.