Ukraine reduces electricity output 10% in 2009
KYIV. Jan 15 (Interfax) - Production of electricity from Ukraine's united power system decreased by 9.8% to 172.907 billion kilowatt hours in 2009, the Fuel and Energy Ministry told Interfax.
Nuclear Power Plants (NPP) reduced output in the period by 7.7% to 82.924 billion kilowatt hours, thermal power station and combined heat and power plants (CHP) - 13.7% to 71.068 billion kilowatt hours, and communal CHPs and block stations - 12.4% to 7.137 billion kilowatt hours.
However hydroelectric power plants (HPP) raised output 3.9% to 11.777 billion kilowatt hours.
NPPs accounted for 48% of electricity output in 2009, up from 46.9% in 2008, thermal power stations and CHP plants - 41.1% (43%), HPPs - 6.8% (5.9%), and communal CHPs and block stations - 4.1% (4.3%).
In December 2009, production of electricity went up by 5.9% to 997.9 million kilowatt hours compared with the same month of 2008.