The Ministry of energy of Ukraine has developed a mechanism of hourly electric power switching-off in the upcoming heating season, however, the Ministry's hope it will not come, said on the last working day of the week the Deputy Minister of energy and coal industry of the country Alexander svetlik.
during the last heating season, the Ukrainian authorities have resorted to rolling blackouts of electric power due to coal shortage in the country. Not so long ago, the state enterprise "Ukrenergo" expressed concern at the lack of Antracite coal notice, because It increases the probability of bringing to forced outages of electric energy and this winter.
"This year what We are preparing for this winter, We call them graphs of hourly outage. We have developed a method by which we make schedules that would allow us to involve our clients assistance in the adjustment of consumption, " said svetlik in the process of the round table, devoted to technical availability of power plants for the heating season.
according to his statement, according to the developed mechanism, clients will be disconnected from electrical power for 2, 5 hours." We are required to notify the regional state administration and the population of areas 3 days prior to using these charts, " added the Deputy Minister.
at the same time the mechanism of hourly shutdowns will not be entered in the case, If possible to accumulate in warehouses sufficient number of coal - 2, 7 million tons, explained svetlik.
"If we get the coal, If We have warehouses 2, 7 million tons, We (graphics off - ed.) will not apply at all. This is the only mechanism that we shall be ", - said the head of the Ministry of energy.
He also noticed that, If in the future will be established, Ukraine will have the opportunity to begin export of electric energy." currently we export nothing goes. We currently all contracts are closed, " said the Deputy Minister.
Ukraine due to the conflict in the Donbass lost the vast number of mines. On beyond the control of Kiev remained the most profitable mines, and companies, remaining under the control of the authorities of Ukraine, produce unprofitable gas coals. Most of these plants unprofitable, the government has no money for their maintenance, for this reason, it is expected that a phased closure.