According to the calculations of the Ukrainian energy Ministry, by winter, the country should stock up on stock of 1, 2-1, 3 million tons of coal.
At the moment Ukraine has managed to garner 1, 6 million tons of coal, but for the beginning of the heating season this is not enough: we need to practice as much again.
currently the Ministry of energy and coal industry of Ukraine is the purchase of coal Anthracite From three sources – in the area of special operations in the East, in Russia and South Africa, reports RIA "Novosti" the words of the first Deputy head of the Department Igor Martynenkova. In June the Minister of energy and coal industry Volodymyr demchyshyn said that Ukraine every day exports from the Donbass 15-20 thousand tons of coal. The Coal Minister of energy of Ukraine called the most affordable, because all the alternatives are much more expensive. In January-may of 2015 From South Africa at the Ukrainian power plant has received 595, 6 thousand Tons of coal From Russia – 305 thousand Tons, From Poland – 71, 9 thousand Tons, From Australia – 0, 9 thousand Tons. Along with this accumulation of coal in the warehouses of thermal power plants of Ukraine decreased by 2 times, 3 times, in comparison with the previous year on 1 July, when they reached 3, 556 million tonnes. In the process of the last heating season, Ukraine was forced to resort to rolling blackouts of electric power due to coal shortage and problems with his delivery From abroad. From current stocks intracity Coal required for Ukrainian thermal power plants is less than half that pose new challenges in the process of the coming heating season. The rest of – the Coal gas group. First of Volodymyr demchyshyn said that Ukraine for the winter is enough for 2, 5 million tons of coal, but recently changed his opinion, calling another indicator – about 4 million tons. Now because of the coal shortage not operate 30 units of Ukrainian thermal power plants with a total capacity of 7, 1 GW. Eleven June, the state enterprise " Coal of Ukraine ", engaged in the purchase of coal from the state mines and sell it to the power generating companies, asked to admit him bankrupt. Demchyshyn said that Ukraine will not have time to transfer the thermal power plant (TPP) with antracitas grade coal to gas coal before the start of the heating season. December 21, 2014 the Ministry of energy of Ukraine called the circumstances of electricity in the country " supercritical ": indicators of HPP – the lowest in the last 45 years, destroyed electricity and transport infrastructure in the Donbass. Remember, Russia has agreed to supply electricity and Coal, without waiting for payment, so saving Ukraine from energokatastrofy.