According to the Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection, the volume of electric energy production by power plants included in the IPS of Ukraine reached 51 631.8 million kWh for 4 months of 2020, which is 4,419.9 million kWh or 7.9 % less compared to the corresponding period of 2019.
At the same time, TPPs and CHPs generated electricity by 4416.9 million kWh, or 21.1% less than in the corresponding period of 2019, which amounted to 16,523.2 million kWh.
Nuclear power plants generated electricity by 1,397.3 million kWh, or 4.6% less than the same period in 2019, which amounted to 28,887.6 million kWh. The installed capacity utilization factor amounted to 71.9% since the beginning of 2020, which is 4.1 % less than the corresponding figure last year.
Electricity production of HPPs and PSPs amounted to 2,284.9 million kWh and decreased by 704.3 million kWh, or 23.6% vs last year.
Over the 4 months of 2020, the production of renewable energy (wind farms, solar power plants, biomass) increased by 1995.9 million kWh or 152.1% compared to the corresponding period of 2019, and amounted to 3,308 million kWh.
Electricity production by other types of power plants (block stations and other sources) increased by 102.7 million kWh, or 19.5%, to 628.1 million kWh compared to the same period in 2019.
For 4 months of 2020, 11 254.8 thousand Gcal of heat was released by thermal and nuclear power plants and district boiler houses, which is 770.1 thousand Gcal (or 6.4%) less than the corresponding period in 2019.
During January-April 2020, electricity (gross) consumption amounted to 50 905.0 million kWh, which is 3 26.6 million kWh (or 5.6%) less than in the corresponding period of 2019.
Electricity consumption (net) by sectors of the national economy and the population during 4 months of 2020 amounted to 40,823.6 million kWh, which is 2,111.9 million kWh (or 4.9%) less than the same indicator in 2019.
Industrial consumers reduced electricity consumption (by 6.5%), in particular, the fuel industry (by 6.8%), metallurgy (by 8.9%), engineering (by 18.9%), and the construction materials industry (by 4, 8%), food and processing (by 4.3%), the rest of industry (by 0.9%), agricultural consumers (by 0.7%), transport (by 13.3%), construction (by 10.5%) ), household consumers (by 10.3%), other non-industrial consumers (by 5.6%).
The chemical and petrochemical industries (by 18.6%) and the population (by 0.9%) increased their electricity consumption.