The public joint-stock company Centrenergo cut electricity generation by 36.2% in 2017, to 6.285 billion kWh.
According to data from the Energy and Coal Industry Ministry of Ukraine, generation by Vuhlehirsk thermal power plant (TPP) was 4.134 billion kWh (down by 15.3% YoY), Zmiyivska TPP – 1.322 billion kWh (-42%) and Trypillia TPP – 829.29 million kWh (-69.3%).
The large decline in generation by Zmiyivska TPP and Trypillia TPP is linked to a shortage of anthracite coal, which is produced on the occupied areas of Donbas.
Centrenergo saw a 20.3% fall in generation of heat in 2017, to 249,757 gigacalories.
Centrenergo operates the Vuhlehirsk, Zmiyivska and Trypillia thermal power plants, which have a total installed capacity of 7,660 megawatts. The state owns 78.3% of the shares in the company. (Interfax-Ukraine/Business World Magazine)