DTEK Prydniprovska Thermal Power Plant re-connected one of its power units to the grid. DTEK Kryvorizka TPP reactivated its powers units earlier. Thus, the thermal power plants have confirmed their readiness to ensure stable operation of Ukraine’s energy system during summer peaks.
This is the first unit reactivation since April when DTEK Prydniprovska and Kryvorizka TPPs stopped to build up coal reserves. Today, they have 133,000 tons of coal in stock, enough to connect to the Unified Power Grid of Ukraine in case of emergency.
“We realize the role we play in stable operations of Ukraine’s power system. Despite challenges currently faced by the country and the anthracite shortage, nobody denies the fact that people need both electricity and heating. In the upcoming months, we expect summer peaks and are getting prepared fundamentally by building up coal reserves and making scheduled repairs. DTEK Kryvorizka and Prydniprovska TPPs can connect to the grid any time. This has been proven by the reactivation tests,” said Sergei Kurilenko, Electricity Generation Director at DTEK Energy.
The company continues building up fuel reserves to ensure that the plants can take up summer load peaks and compensate for the capacity of Dniprovsky power hub during repairs of nuclear plants. (SCM/Business World Magazine)