The Ministry of Energy held a conference call with the heads of coal mining enterprises, thermal generation companies, representatives of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Ukrzaliznytsia on the state of coal accumulation, the press service reports.
During the meeting, the participants analyzed the implementation of accumulation plans, reported on the current state of coal stocks and plans for future production and procurement of the resource.
“According to our calculations together with NPC Ukrenergo, for a stable supply of electricity to consumers under the baseline scenario of the power system operation, the demand for coal during September 2021 - March 2022 will amount to about 16 million tons. The key task for coal mining enterprises is to increase production volumes to comply with the schedule approved by the Ministry of Energy. Our common goal depends on how each participant will fulfil his tasks,” First Deputy Energy Minister Yurii Vlasenko emphasized.
During the meeting, logistics issues and ways to solve them were also discussed.
On August 27, an interdepartmental working group was created to coordinate and monitor the supply of coal products.
Coal mining enterprises and thermal generation companies must inform the Ministry of Energy daily about the planned and actual volumes of coal production, stocks, the volume of supplies to TPPs and CHPs, and the state of coal accumulation in heat generation warehouses.
To recap, Energy Minister Herman Halushchenko said that Ukraine needs to import about 3.5 million tons of thermal coal during the coming heating season.