The power system of Ukraine is balanced and has the necessary reserve capacity to ensure the growth of electricity consumption in the heating season-2021-2022, said Energy Minister Herman Galushchenko.
"The system is balanced and provided with the necessary resource. For example, if yesterday the electricity consumption was 22.6 thousand MW, we have a very significant reserve of capacity: nuclear power - more than 1 thousand MW, thermal power - about 500 MW, hydropower - about 2 thousand MW. We have the necessary reserve of capacities," the Head of the Ministry of Energy said at a briefing in Kyiv on Tuesday.
He also noted that for the second month in a row there is a steady accumulation of coal in warehouses TPP, the volume of which by January 11 reached 714 thousand tons, which is almost 200 thousand tons more than on the same date in December 2021.
"This is ensured by the diversification of supply sources due to the blockade by the Russian Federation and the rhythmic supply by sea, and we will be provided with coal throughout the heating season," the minister assured.
Galushchenko also pointed out that while electricity consumption increased by approximately 6% compared to the previous heating season, gas consumption decreased by the same amount.