Centrenergo cuts electricity generation by 36.2% in 2017
Public joint-stock company Centrenergo cut electricity generation by 36.2% in 2017, to 6.285 billion kWh.
According to Interfax-Ukraine's calculations using data from the Energy and Coal Industry Ministry of Ukraine, generation by Vuhlehirsk thermal power plant (TPP) was 4.134 billion kWh (15.3% down year-over-year), Zmiyivska TPP – 1.322 billion kWh (42% down) and Trypillia TPP – 829.29 million kWh (69.3% down).
The large decline in generation by Zmiyivska TPP and Trypillia TPP is linked to a shortage of anthracite coal, which is produced on the occupied areas of Donbas.
Centrenergo saw a 20.3% fall in generation of heat in 2017, to 249,757 gigacalories.
Centrenergo operates the Vuhlehirsk, Zmiyivska and Trypillia thermal power plants, which have a total installed capacity of 7,660 megawatts. The state owns 78.3% of the shares in the company.