Coal stock situation is not improving

NPC Ukrenergo reports that last week there was a slight increase in electricity consumption on weekdays. The production of thermal power plants, thermal power plants and hydroelectric power plants has dropped significantly. The volumes of coal combustion at TPPs continue to exceed the volumes of supplies to the warehouses of generating companies.

So, due to an increase in electricity production from renewable energy sources (+ 69.1%) and nuclear power plants (+ 0.7%), production at thermal power plants decreased by 6.6% (to 733 million kWh).

The share of TPPs in covering the load as compared to the previous week decreased from 28% to 25%.

As of 11:00 am on October 4, 3 blocks and 1 building of TPP and CHP with a total capacity of 0.9 GW were in emergency repair at the request of manufacturers. In addition, at the request of manufacturers, due to lack of fuel, 18 units of thermal power plants and thermal power plants with a total capacity of 6.5 GW cannot operate.

The situation with coal accumulation worsened during the week. As of the morning of October 4, the total coal reserves in the TPP warehouses decreased by 8.2% (713 thousand tons) compared to the volume on the morning of September 27 (776.9 thousand tons). In addition, the reserves of gas coal decreased by 9% (to 536.2 thousand tons) and anthracite - by 5.6% to 176.9 thousand tons.

At the same time, compared to September 1, coal stocks in TPP warehouses decreased by 3.4%, while gas coal reserves, on the contrary, increased by 7.5%.

The average daily volumes of coal supplies over the past 10 days amounted to 49.7 thousand tons, while consumption (combustion) - 61.8 thousand tons.

In addition, in accordance with the fuel accumulation schedule approved by the Ministry of Energy, there is 3.55 times less coal in the TPP warehouses than it should be on October 4.

As a reminder, Centrenergo assures there will be no problems with coal in the heating season.

As reported, the Ministry of Energy does not see any problems with coal stocks either.

Tags: electricity, coal, TPP, Ukrenergo, heating season, renewables, CHP, stocks, power system, The Ministry of Energy

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