The Minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn said on the first day of the week at a press conference that because of the hot summer weather in the country by thirty per cent increase in coal consumption.
"The main burden currently on thermal generation, 80 thousand tons of coal every day," said Demchyshyn.
according to his statement, the forecast for these days is 60-65 thousand Tons per day, while actually consumes 85 to 90 thousand tons of coal. Due to the very rapidly increasing demand for coal, said the Minister of energy of Ukraine, cannot continue filling warehouses, reports news Agency. Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Valeriy Bosevski said Tuesday that Kiev is considering the purchase of coal from Russia, if you are prompted to " reasonable cost ". In early August demchyshyn said that Ukraine ought two and a half months, until mid-October of this year, double the number of coal companies - with 1, 5 million tons to 3 million tons. As stated at the beginning of July, the Ministry of energy and coal industry of Ukraine is the purchase of coal Anthracite from three sources – "area special operation" in the East, in Russia and South Africa. 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. We emphasize, after receiving three shipments of coal in the state office of public Prosecutor of Ukraine has told, that the coal does not burn in the Ukrainian thermal power plants. For example, According to the attorney General Vitaly Yarema, coal from South Africa did not meet the quality standards at Zmievskaya, Tripoli and Starobeshevo TPP, which are in the structure of " Centrenergo ". Because of this, the court arrested the Director "Ukrinterenergo" Vladimir zinevych within investigation of criminal case of the purchase of coal in South Africa at high prices. August 1, in the absence of coal Ukraine's largest private energy holding DTEK, controlled by businessman Rinat Akhmetov, has stopped working Prydniprovska TPP. On July 31, 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.