In the near future there will be offered three options for the provision of the Ukrainian generating companies with Grade A coal, stressed Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Kistion during a meeting February 22 which was dedicated to solving of problematic issues in the united energy system.
"According to preliminary estimates, we have enough reserves of anthracite for 40-50 days. And during this time, we should promptly study the issue of import of anthracite coal. Till Friday, the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry in synergy with NCREU should estimate three possible developments: the completion of the effect of the emergency measures by April, by September and by the year end. Respectively, there will be offered three options for the purchase of anthracite abroad, calculated the impact of coal imports on the price of electricity and developed an algorithm of operation of the power grid. We should choose the most optimal", said the Vice Prime Minister.
He also noted that among the essential objectives of nowadays was to minimize the combustion of Grade A coal, the transportation of which had terminated through the blockade of rail communication with temporarily uncontrolled territories.
At the same time, according to Volodymyr Kistion, despite the difficult situation, power is generated within the planned targets.
"Although the situation is rather difficult, the total amount of electricity produced in Ukraine remains within the framework of the planned indicators. During 21 days of February there have been produced 10.7 billion kWh. Nuclear power and hydropower performance exceed the targets. Thermal generation is lagging behind. Total reserves of coal in the storages make up about 1.6 million tons", told the Vice Prime Minister.