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Centrenergo to import 1.5 million tons of coal to prevent outages

November 16, 2021 9:59 pmby Alexander Query

Ukraine’s coal stocks are currently less than half of the legal minimum for this time of year. As of Nov. 16, 23 blocks at Ukrainian coal power stations were at a standstill due to lack of coal.

The imports will come from Kazakhstan, Poland, the U.S. and Australia, Centrenergo announced on Nov. 16. The state-owned power company plans to import a total of 2.2 million tons for the heating season.

On Nov. 16, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal reassured the country that it has sufficient electricity supplies, partly thanks to nuclear plants working at a higher capacity than usual.

Alexander Query
Author: Alexander Query

Alexander Query is a business reporter at the Kyiv Independent. He is the former business editor at the Kyiv Post. He worked as a TV correspondent and an anchorman at UATV in Ukraine, and received a BA in modern literature from La Sorbonne, in Paris.