The National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission (NEURC) will check five energy companies after Ukrenergo announced the critical shortage of coal stocks at TPPs, Ekonomichna Pravda reports.
The regulator will conduct unscheduled on-site inspections at DTEK Dniproenergo JSC, Donbasenergo PJSC, DTEK Zakhidenergo JSC, Centrenergo PJSC and DTEK Skhidenergo LLC.
The rationale for the resolution notes that the inspections have to be carried out due to the appeal of Ukrenergo and documents confirming the indicated violations. Thus, the company announced that "coal supplies do not meet the needs", and coal stocks “are almost five times lower than last year – in this period of 2020, coal stocks amounted to 2,375 thousand tons.”
“Under such conditions, coal at the TPPs' warehouses at a daily cost of 70-75 thousand tons will be enough for less than a week, which is unacceptable in winter,” the document says.
Thus, the regulator will check compliance with the required coal stocks " to ensure the safety of electricity supplies following the rules for protecting supplies and the relevant decisions of the central executive body."
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