The bill On the Electricity Market is extremely important to ensure import of anthracite coal for the Ukrainian thermal power plants (TPPs), stressed Vice Prime Minister Volodymyr Kistion during the meeting dedicated to problematic issues in the united energy system of Ukraine.
"It is of utmost importance for us to ensure the possibility of purchasing of anthracite coal abroad to accumulate strategic reserves in particular for the next autumn-winter heating period. I urge MPs at the nearest plenary session to support in the second reading a draft law On the Electricity Market. It is vitally important for our energy system”, accentuated the Vice Prime Minister.
Volodymyr Kistion appealed as well to the leadership of the generating companies to continue holding negotiations with potential importers of coal from other countries.
Moreover, one of the essential objectives for generating companies and SE NPC “Ukrenergo” is to cut consumption of anthracite coal from strategic reserves of TPPs.
“It is necessary for us to reduce the combustion of anthracite coal by thermal power plants to the extent possible. A complete stoppage of TPPs is not correct according to technological processes. It is indispensable to minimize the combustion of Grade A coal”, summed the Vice Prime Minister”.