GENERICO.ruWorldMedia: the SBU announced the critical situation in the energy sector in Ukraine

Media: the SBU announced the critical situation in the energy sector in Ukraine

MOSCOW, 17 Dec. Ukraine is “on the verge” of stopping heat generating enterprises due to critically low coal reserves, the Zerkalo Nedeli newspaper reports with reference to the SBU report. As the document says, one of the negative phenomena during the heating season is “failure to take appropriate measures on the accumulation of coal “in the warehouses of thermal power plants and thermal power plants. So, as of December 1, there were 486 thousand tons of coal in the warehouses with the planned figure of 2.6 million. Ukraine may face a shortage of gas due to frost, the expert said in the report of the SBU indicated that under the threat of stopping heating were entire regions, which are provided by the thermal power plants and thermal power plants located there. In particular, Slavyanskaya TPP has coal reserves 50 times lower than required, Luganskaya TPP – four times lower than the minimum required reserves, Chernigovskaya TPP ─ five times lower than the norm. At the same time, the Darnitskaya CHPP has no coal reserves at all. The SBU issued a warning that this situation poses a threat to the state's energy security and the reliable passage of the heating season. The department indicated that this could lead to “extraordinary man-made events, an increase in social tension among the population and discrediting of state authorities.” problems with the import of electricity from Belarus. As former Prime Minister of Ukraine, leader of the Batkivshchyna party Yulia Tymoshenko stated, the energy crisis in the country was created artificially by officials who did not pump gas into underground storage facilities on time and did not provide the country with coal. At the same time, in October, Prime Minister Denis Shmygal indicated that Ukraine is fully prepared for the heating season amid the energy crisis in Europe. Ukraine said that gas and coal reserves will be enough to pass the winter


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