On February 28 of the current year, the Pridneprovska TPP will start the unit No.10, after switching from anthracite to “gas” coal. Initially, the switching of the unit was planned in December 2018. The information was provided by Iryna Verbitska, the Head of the Evironmental Safety department at DTEK Energo.
“We were forced to postpone the launch of unit No.10 of DTEK Pridneprovska TPP with a new electrostatic precipitator, as its conversion to gas coal and the construction of a new modern electrostatic precipitator is in fact a complicated process. Even the most experienced specialists find it difficult to predict the time for full completion of all works”.
To speed up the process, the necessary equipment for the new filter was produced at several engineering factories. The unit stopped work in last May, since that time it has not emitted harmful emissions.
In November 2018, DTEK Energo switched from anthracite to “gas” coal power unit No.9 of the Pridneprovska TPP with a capacity of 150 MW, this process was carried out for 9 months. The cost of switching the units No.9 and No.10 is 300 million UAH. Units No.7 and No.8 of the Pridneprovska TPP were switched in 2017.
The switching of at least one unit of the Krivoy Rog TPP from anthracite to “gas” coal is planned for a fall 2019. DTEK Energo is a key player in the coal industry in Ukraine.