Ukraine reduces electricity output 14.7% in Jan-Sept
KYIV. Oct 13 (Interfax) - Ukraine reduced electricity output 14.7% to 123.930 billion kilowatt hours in January-September 2009 compared to the same period of 2008, the Fuel and Energy Ministry told Interfax.
Nuclear power plants (NPP) reduced electricity output 10.5% to 60.346 billion kWh in the nine months, while the Fuel and Energy Ministry's thermal power plants (TPP) and combined heat and power plants (CHP) reduced output 21.2% to 49.771 billion kWh. Communal CHP and block stations reduced output 16.6% to 5.041 billion kWh. Production at hydroelectric power plants (HPP) grew 1.2% to 8.771 billion kWh in the period.
NPP electricity output accounted for 48.7% of production in the period (compared to 46.4% in January-September 2008), TPP and CHP plants - 40.2% (43.5%), HPP - 7.1% (6.0%) and communal CHP and block stations - 4.1% (4.2%).
Heat production fell 10.1% to 15.957 million Gcal in the nine months.
Ukraine's electricity production in 2008 declined 1.8% to 191.688 billion kWh.