Nasalik said the refusal of Ukraine from the deficit of anthracite coal

And energy complex of Ukraine plans to abandon coal of the anthracite group until the end of 2019. Now it is not enough due to the blocking of supply from the occupied territory of Donbass.

“Our goal is not to diversify the supply of anthracite and to carry out its replacement,” – said the Minister of energy and coal industry Igor Nasalik, quoted by the press service of the Ministry.

Now the boilers are transferred from anthracite coal to gas coal. In particular, substitution for the deficit of anthracite coal in 2016 will implement a pilot project to transfer power units №2 and №5 zmiivska TPP (Kharkiv region), PJSC “Tsentrenergo” gas group of coal. In may of this year unit 2 was included in the network to complete commissioning and reconstruction of power unit No. 5 continues.

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Until the end of 2018 plans to replace about 6 million tons of anthracite on coal gas, and by the end of 2019 – to unsubscribe from anthracite coal.

Also planning to increase coal production to 10 million tonnes, which will completely abandon the import and provide for thermal generation domestic coal. This year has allocated UAH 300 million for the launch of new love, the total production of which is about 5 thousand tons of coal per day.

In addition, increased the share of nuclear generation in the electricity balance. Working to increase the share of renewable energy – solar, wind and water.

We will remind, Ukraine plans to buy coal from the USA.