: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Ukraine says state of emergency on electricity market to be month-long

Emergency measures in the electricity generation market, introduced at a Government`s emergency meeting February 15, will come into force February 17 for a period of one month, according to Cabinet Decree No.103 published on the government website.

”The decree comes into force on the day following the date of its publication and is valid for a month,” the document says.

According to the decree, the decision to introduce emergency measures has been taken in connection with the blockade of anthracite type steam coal supplies and in order to ensure reliable, unhindered, and stable operation of Ukraine`s united energy grid, preventing any imbalance between production and consumption of electricity.

It is also emphasized that the state-owned Ukrenergo, based on the fuel stocks for the production of electrical energy available, should determine the permissible level of reduction of reserve power generating capacities, and establish requirements for the composition of the equipment of thermal power generating companies. It shall also introduce, if necessary and upon consultations with the energy ministry, hourly schedules of rolling blackouts and figures of emergency power outages.

State-owned Energorynok is required to develop the schedule of loads of Ukraine energy grid, given into account the demands by Ukrenergo. Nuclear state holding Energoatom shall comply with the scheduled capacity of Ukrainian power grid.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the decision to impose emergency measures on the electricity market has been drafted by the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine and submitted to the Crisis Energy Staff Monday, February 13.


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