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Heating season in Kyiv starts on October 15

It is claimed that houses would be connected to the heat supply system within two weeks
12:40, 13 October 2018

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2018-2019 heating season in Kyiv to start on October 15. Petro Panteleyev, Deputy Chairman of the Kyiv City State Administration claimed this the press briefing on October 13, reports RBK-Ukraine. 

‘Literally yesterday, we started work on unlocking our power system. We are in the process of recovery. Also, yesterday, it was decided to start the heating season in Kyiv from October 15,’ Panteleyev noted. 

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He added that the houses would be connected to the heat supply system within two weeks. First of all, heat will be launched into the buildings of the public sector: kindergartens, hospitals, educational institutions.  

According to Vyacheslav Binde, Acting Director of public utility Kyyivteploenerho, the 21st boiler house is yet launched in TPS-6 in Kyiv (thermal power station). It is reported that the start of the heating season to depend on the average daily temperature. 

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As it was reported earlier, Volodymyr Groysman, the Prime Minister of Ukraine claimed that the heating season in Ukraine officially starts on October 15, but the local authorities can decide on the beginning of heating supply to the houses taking into account the actual weather condition. 

Earlier, in 2017 the capital’s authority decided to terminate cooperation with Kyivenergo, which was transferred to a new enterprise Kievteploenergo. In April, the representatives of Kyivenergo stated that all the staff will switch over to Kievteploenergo. 

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It was expected that the municipal enterprise will receivables and payables of the company. However, on July 19 Kyiv Commercial Court refused to change Kyivenergo to Kievteploenergo as a respondent concerning Kyivenergo’s debts. 

In its turn, Naftogaz stopped gas supply in Kyiv due to Kyivenergo’s debts, which make almost $178,5 million. Due to these debts, Naftogaz refuses to sign the contract with Kievteploenergo on gas supply with the result that hot water supply in Kyiv was switched off. 

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