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Cabinet Extends State Of Emergency In Energy Field For Another Month

Cabinet Extends State Of Emergency In Energy Field For Another Month

Cabinet of Ministers, energy market, electricity, Coal, emergency measures, emergency

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has extended for another month the emergency measures in the energy market of the country.

The Cabinet has taken the decision at the Wednesday governmental meeting, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

Press service of the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine has confirmed to the Ukrainian News Agency that the state of emergency has been extended for one month.

The state of emergency in the energy market has been in place since February 17, imposed after full halt of shipment of anthracite coal from the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions not controlled by the Government of Ukraine.

In March, the Cabinet extended the state of emergency for another month.

In early April, four out of six thermal power plants operating on anthracite coal ceased their operations.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, the emergency in the energy market to end-users means possible (if necessary) temporary blackouts (so-called rolling blackouts) that the central controller of the power grid system is authorized to allow in case of power deficit in the system.

From the commercial point of view, the emergency means that the energy system is hand-controlled and price bids for power generation will not be accepted.

On the other hand, the state of emergency grants greater authorities to the Ukrenergo national energy company, the central controller of the power grid system, who thus has received the right to hand-manage power output of each TPP.

In addition, under the emergency conditions, a heat generating hot pool minimum level (must be maintained at nuclear power plants for rapid power compensation in case of nuclear power unit emergency shutdown) is allowed to be reduced from 1,000 MW to 500 MW.

The state of emergency also means to nuclear power units switching into the weekly maneuvering mode (partial offloading of the system on Fridays and bouncing back into the full capacity on Mondays).