Combined heat and power plants have been transferred to the economy mode under the order of the Kyiv mayor, due to which the capital will have enough coal by the end of the heating season, chief of staff at Kyiv City State Administration Volodymyr Bondarenko has stated.
“Of the three combined heat and power plants (CHPP) in Kyiv, only one is running on coal, the remaining two do not depend on coal. Darnytsia CHPP, which serves 20% of the city, mainly Darnytsky and Dniprovsky districts, needs solid fuel,” Bondarenko said.
According to him, today coal stocks at Darnytsia CHPP are 25,000 tons. This stock would be enough for a month of work without switching to the economy mode. In view of introduction of the economy mode, coal reserves will be enough for 50 days. This is facilitated by the improvement of weather conditions in the capital.
“Now the situation is stable and it is not a question of rolling blackouts and interruptions. Hopefully, no changes will occur by the end of the heating season. There is no threat to Kyiv,” the expert said. (Interfax/Business World Magazine)