The alternative may be only or import of coal from Russia.
An alternative supply of coal from uncontrolled territories of Donetsk and Lugansk regions can only be or import of coal from Russia, or the start-up of gas / oil fired units thermal power plants.
The Minister of energy and coal industry Igor Nasalik said the TV channel 112 Ukraine.
According to officials, in the month grid consumes about 1.2 million tonnes of anthracite coal, while stocks in warehouses TPP is 842 thousand tons (13 Feb).
“We will not be able to take the South African Republic, now coal, because it is contracted through April, and it is connected with global processes, including stop nuclear power plants … that’s Why South Africa and Australia we deduct that leaves 2 choices – either Russian imports , Russian gas or on-gas units,” – said the Minister.
Now, said Nasalik, TPP and CHPP located on 120 thousand tons of anthracite more than was stipulated in the plans of the Ministry.
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