In the absence of coal Ukraine's largest private energy holding DTEK, controlled by businessman Rinat Akhmetov, has stopped working Prydniprovska TPP.
"Today at 00. 50 (same as GMT) on DTEK Prydniprovska TPP was stopped last remaining in the work unit. Disabling agreed with the Manager of the Dnieper power system of NPC "Ukrenergo" at TPPs completely exhausted the supply of coal. The restoration of the power plant will take place after the inventory of the volume of charcoal required for the stable operation of power plants in the autumn-winter period ", - is informed in the report of DTEK, reports RIA " Novosti ".
DTEK produced their best throughout the year to support the work of Prydniprovska TPP (brand powered by coal "anthracite" ). For example, the Company imported about 2 million tons of coal, not to stop the TPP, which also produces electrical energy and heat. About the critical situation with coal DTEK Prydniprovska TPP has stated many times since January 2014." as long as we can neither technically or financially to provide the supply of coal of grade " A " sufficient to Pridneprovskaya TPP. Prydniprovska TPP is forced stopped. Railway infrastructure in the area ATO badly damaged, not solved the problem of shortage of locomotives and empty cars. To buy Coal abroad under the current tariff is below cost and the debt SE "Energorynok" before DTEK's thermal power plants in the amount of 6, 4 billion hryvnia. TPP is not only a source of electrical energy, but also heat and hot water for the residents of the satellite towns. In winter, the citizens are not left without heating and hot water supply, the station must accumulate Coal ", - said Director of electric power generation DTEK Energo Duysen a Criticism. In the organization stressed that Prydniprovska TPP not forced to work To accumulate at least a minimum of accumulation of coal by the beginning of the 2015-2016 heating season. On the last working day of the week the head of Ukrainian government Arseniy Yatsenyuk said About the critical situation in the energy sector of the country, noting that the Ministry of energy and the organization is not ready to supply people warm this winter. On 10 July, the Minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn said that the completion of preparations for the heating season in Ukraine is not enough resources for the purchase of natural gas and coal. 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. 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.