Ukraine reduces electricity output 15.7% in Jan-May
KYIV. June 15 (Interfax) - Ukraine reduced electricity output 15.7% to 71.635 billion kilowatt hours in January-May 2009 compared to the same period of 2008, the Fuel and Energy Ministry told Interfax.
Nuclear power plants (NPP) reduced electricity output 14.3% to 34.783 billion kWh in the five months, while the Fuel and Energy Ministry's thermal power plants (TPP) and combined heat and power plants (CHP) reduced output 20.5% to 27.954 billion kWh. Communal CHP and block stations reduced output 15.7% to 3.269 billion kWh. Production at hydroelectric power plants (HPP) grew 4.8% to 5.628 billion kWh in the period.
NPP electricity output accounted for 48.6% of production in the period (compared to 47.8% in January-May 2008), TPP and CHP plants - 39% (41.4%), HPP - 7.9% (6.3%) and communal CHP and block stations - 4.6% (4.6%).
Heat production fell 8.2% to 13.974 million Gcal in the five months.
Electricity production declined 1.8% to 191.688 billion kWh in Ukraine in 2008.