Ukrainian Energy Ministry: 5 GW of generation capacities out of order in Ukrainian energy system
MOSCOW. March 24 (Interfax) - Up to 5 GW of generation capacities remained out of order in the Joint Energy System of Ukraine as of March 23, 2023, from October 2022, First Deputy Energy Minister Yury Vlasenko said at a round table dedicated to distributed generation at the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Energy, Housing and Utilities Services on Friday.
"To date, 19 power units of thermal power plants with a total capacity of 3.3 GW, four power units of combined heat power plants with a capacity of 1.1 GW and eight generating units at hydropower plants with a capacity of 0.54 GW in the energy system remain damaged," Ukrainian media outlets quoted Vlasenko as saying.
Five thermal power plants with a total capacity of 10 GW are in the territories which are not controlled by Kiev, he said.
The Energy Ministry is currently developing projects of the development of distributed generation in Ukraine together with international organizations, and one of them, in particular, envisages installing solar power stations and energy storage systems, which would provide ceaseless supply of electricity for four hours, in 200,000 Ukrainian households, he said.