MIL OSI – Source: Government of Ukraine – Press Release/Statement
Headline: Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has extended temporary emergency measures on the electricity market for one month
The Government at its meeting on Thursday has prolonged extraordinary
measures on the electricity market for one month which were implemented in the
framework of the regime of saving resources due to the economic and energy
blockade which was imposed in January of this year. The decision was adopted at
the proposal of Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman.
«The measures should be prolonged, we ought to take operative
decisions», noted Volodymyr Groysman. – We will overcome these difficulties, no
matter who creates obstacles for us»
While discussing the said issue, Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of
Ukraine Ihor Nasalyk
stressed that emergency measures have been continued for a third month, however
such actions have provided an opportunity to accumulate the necessary supply of
coal in storage and to increase the share of nuclear energy in the overall
energy balance of the country. According to him, coal reserves amount to 2.2
million tons and equal to storage at the beginning of the autumn-winter period.
The part of nuclear energy in the power balance is 62%, whereas in May, 2016
the figure was 47%. The Minister drew attention to the fact that these measures
had resulted in saving of 1.7 million tons of coal.