Ukraine's largest private energy holding DTEK, controlled by businessman Rinat Akhmetov, has stopped working Prydniprovska TPP due to the lack of coal, reported on the first day of the weekend on the Internet representation of the organization.
"Today at 00: 50 (same as GMT - ed.) at 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 restore operation will occur after the accumulation 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.
As noted, the company made every effort 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 forcedly 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 UAH. 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 for the heating season 2015-2016.