CHP will be transferred from gas to coal to reduce cost of hot water, – the Minister

ТЭЦ переведут с газа на уголь для уменьшения цены на горячую воду, - министр

In Ukraine it is planned to transfer to thermal electric power plants from gas to coal to reduce prices on hot water. This was during a Cabinet meeting, which was broadcast channel “112 Ukraine”, said Minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Igor Nasalik.

According to him, despite raising gas prices, the cost of coal has remained unchanged.

“The gas we rose, but coal price has not risen, and those utility companies that generate from coal, they will not increase the price nor heat nor hot water. Those objects that we have clean gas, it is mainly Kharkiv, Lviv, here we present now the projects by their full modernization,” – said the official.

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Nasalik noted that 45% of the capital’s CHP plant can be transferred to the coal.

“Kiev will be in two parts divided, half on coal will be provided, and the other on gas. But I want to make this mix, and pricing to reduce the overall cost for hot water including heat capacity and of the expected price. Now we have to convert some power plants directly on the coal, and to take the maximum amount. Technical capabilities 45% of the city of Kiev we can provide over the coals, and it means that the price practically has not changed,” he said.

We will remind, in connection with the increase in gas prices for Ukrainian consumers since may 1, almost 60%, according to estimates of the Ministry of economic development, will increase the price of heating and hot water.