Coal stocks during this autumn-winter period exceeded last year's figures for the first time. We are talking about more than 700 thousand tons of coal.
The relevant information was published by the head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Energy and Housing and Public Utilities Andriy Gerus. These data are as of January 14, 2021.
Coal stocks exceed 2020 levels
As of January 14, 2022, there were 734.1 thousand tons in warehouses (we are talking about coal - 24 channels). A year ago, the reserves amounted to 711.1 thousand tons,
The official explained that since the beginning of the winter of 2021-2022, coal reserves in the warehouses of thermal power plants and thermal power plants have increased by 51%, that is, by 248,000 tons. Andrey Gerus said that one of the main factors of the dynamics was the import of coal, in particular, the sea direction:
On January 14, DTEK received 7 vessels;
"Centrenergo" company - 4 ships with thermal coal.
And also this was facilitated by the import of electricity and a higher level of generation by Energoatom. This made it possible to save coal.
Andrei Gerus assured that as of January 14, 14 out of 15 units of nuclear power plants were operating, which carried a load of 12,045 megawatts. He also noted that in 2020, 9 out of 15 NPP units were in operation, which carried a load of 9,650 megawatts.
Latest news about coal reserves in Ukraine
The media disseminated information about the shortage of coal for the autumn-winter period of 2021-2022.
In December 2021, the Security Service of Ukraine warned the government about the critical situation with coal. The relevant documents were published by Zerkalo Nedeli. They said that Ukraine is one step away from stopping heat generating enterprises that provide heating to entire regions due to critically low coal reserves.
Subsequently, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said that Ukraine would have enough coal to get through the heating season.
The first batch of coal arrived in November 2021, and two more on December 17. In total, Vladimir Zelensky said in November that 7 ships with coal would arrive