Ukrenergo head improves forecast for anthracite stocks at TPP warehouses until mid-April
Anthracite coal stocks at warehouses of thermal power plants (TPPs) in Ukraine are enough until the middle of April, while a month ago it was projected that they are enough until the middle of March, Ukrenergo Head Vsevolod Kovalchuk has said.
"Ending stocks of coals at TPPs burning anthracite are enough for the period from 28 to 60 days. This is the period the country can pass without serious problems in our power grid. This is longer than the forecasts given earlier," he said in a video address posted on the company's Facebook page.
He said that the introduction of the state of emergency on the energy market by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine helped to save around 500,000 tonnes of coal, including 220,000 tonnes of anthracite.
Kovalchuk called on power generating companies to start contracting coal from external sources.
He said that the reduction of loading on TPP in the past month allowed improving efficiency of their operation. TPPs are to canalize their energies to buy coal on foreign markets, Kovalchuk said.