Luhanska TPP managed to accumulate about 120 thousand tons of coal. It should be enough until July 20. After that, in case coal supplies are not resumed, the power plant is planned to be transferred to gas, which will increase the cost of electricity production. It was announced by the deputy chairman of the Lugansk military-civil administration Yuriy Klimenko.
“Today coal is supplied to the company, quotas for which are agreed back in May. For June, 10 days of which have already passed, the quotas have not yet been determined. In addition, railcars that were previously sent to the LuTPP do not move to the territory of Ukraine — these are about 300 wagons or 20 thousand tons of coal. By the beginning of the month, 120 thousand tons of fuel had been accumulated in the company's warehouses, with an average daily consumption of 3 thousand tons it would be enough until July 20”, wrote Klimenko.
He also said that Lugansk Regional State Administration and the management of the TPP appealed to the representative of Ukraine in the tripartite contact group Leonid Kuchma with a request to bring the issue of granting Russia permits for the importation of coal to Luhanska TPP for consideration and assist in its decision.
Recall that Russia has imposed a ban on the export of coal, oil and petroleum products to Ukraine. From June 1, 2019, goods can be imported into Ukraine only on the basis of separate permits.