Two state mines may be disconnected from power supply due to debts – DTEK

The distribution system operator DTEK Grids announced the shutdown of two state mines due to debts, UNIAN reports.

On January 28, Pivdennodonbaska 1 coal mine may be closed, and on January 29 the state-owned enterprise Mine n.a M.S. Surgay.  

Debt of the first one exceeds UAH 123 million, and the debt of the second one is more than UAH 300 million.

DTEK reports that state-owned enterprises do not fulfill their payment obligations.

“The operator of the distribution system has no other way but to disconnect the debtor. Failure to comply with the terms of payment is a direct violation by the consumer of the norms of the Law of Ukraine “On Electricity market”, the statement said.

DTEK talks about the systemic nature of problems with electricity payments. Mine management regularly violates payment schedules and does not comply with agreements with the distribution system operator and suppliers.

It is noted that the operator informed the Prime Minister of Ukraine, the Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection, the National Security and Defense Council, the State Emergencies Service, Donetsk Regional State Administration about the situation.

To recap, on December 6 mines of Lvivuhillya  were temporarily de-energized.

Earlier it was reported that the SSU suspected Chernihiv TPP in the purchase of coal from occupied Donbas.

Tags: The Cabinet of Ministers, DTEK, contracts, hydrocarbon production, coal mining, legislation, electricity, coal, energy market, drilling, ETL, coal mining, negotiations, income, agreement, power system balance

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