Oleksii Ryabchin, Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine on the development of low-carbon business and the European Green Course, said that Naftogaz was modernizing 6 CHPPs transferred to it from the State Property Fund, taking into account the latest biotechnologies, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
“If we look at the state of these CHPs, then the equipment is outdated, still Soviet. Of course, now the main task is to enter normally and go through the heating season, but then the question will arise of how to modernize them. I would like to note that any modernization will already take into account all biotechnologies that exist in the world. We will not modernize with the technologies of the century before last,” he said.
At the same time, Ryabchin noted that against the background of decarbonization and the active aspiration of the NJSC to this, as well as its support for the law on the development of biomethane, the transfer of state-owned CHP plants to the company is an important factor.
At the beginning of August, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine transferred to NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine stakes (over 99%) of Dniprovska CHP JSC, PrJSC Mykolaiv CHP, JSC Kryvyi Rih Heating Plant, JSC Kherson CHP, JSC Odesa CHP, and also the integral property complex of the State Enterprise Severodonetsk Thermal Power Plant.
The government also agreed to transfer to Naftogaz Teplo LLC (100% subsidiary of Naftogaz) the seized property of two CHPs in Lviv region (Novoyavorivska and Novorozdolska CHPs).
To recap, Naftogaz was given control over the arrested shares of Donetskoblgaz.