DTEK claims Centrenergo violates coal counter deliveries model since Dec
Public joint-stock company Centrenergo starting from December 2017 has been violating the conditions of the coal counter deliveries model with DTEK used in the past several years, the press service of DTEK has told Interfax-Ukraine.
"Since December the existing model [the model of cutting logistic costs when DTEK Pavlohradvuhillia and DTEK Dobropilliavuhillia supply coal to Centrenergo's thermal power plants (TPPs), while state-owned coalmines in western Ukraine supply it to DTEK Zakhidenergo's TPPs] was violated by Centrenergo. The company refuses buying coal from DTEK Pavlohradvuhillia and DTEK Dobropilliavuhillia," DTEK reported.
The press service said that despite the reduction of coal purchase by Centrenergo, DTEK continued buying coal from state-owned coalmines of the Lviv-Volyn basin, hoping that counter deliveries will be resumed.
"The counter deliveries model is economically viable and we are ready to continue following it. However, unanimous halt of deliveries by Centrenergo for a long period of time forces us to redirect the amount of coal planned for state-owned TPPs from eastern Ukraine to own western Ukrainian plants," DTEK said.
The holding said that DTEK produces enough gas coal to provide for the needs of own TPPs.