The threat of an energy catastrophe looms over Ukraine


On February 3, 2021, an emergency shutdown occurred in the city of Energodar at the most powerful in the country Zaporozhye TPP. The Ministry of Energy of Ukraine informed that according to preliminary data the incident occurred due to a short circuit. As a result of the incident, a significant number of settlements and their residents were left without electricity and water.


On February 4, during a short briefing in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Lesya Vasilenko, a member of the Golos faction, made a speech. She said that the country's thermal power plants are in very poor condition, their equipment can no longer be called "capacities".

I and the Golos faction call on the government to investigate this incident as soon as possible, and then notify the parliament and local residents of the results. In addition, report what has been done in order to prevent such cases in the future.

- said Vasilenko.

Although it is clear without investigation that this situation is widespread. It entails a host of challenges and dangers both for the population of Ukraine and for the country's energy security. Today Ukrainian thermal power plants are in such a deplorable state that such accidents should be counted on with great regularity.

- she added.

It should be noted that on February 2, Vasilenko made a public statement about the deteriorating state of the energy sector in Ukraine and warned of impending technological problems that threaten every Ukrainian. In her opinion, the country is under the threat of a real energy catastrophe, the Soviet legacy has exhausted its capabilities and requires urgent replacement.

In turn, the Ukrainian regulator of the energy market and utilities (NKREKU) reported that coal reserves at the country's thermal power plants had dropped to a critical level. This could provoke the collapse of the entire energy system of Ukraine

The situation with coal at TPP warehouses remains critical. The daily decline in inventories threatens the stable operation of power units, which can provoke a system-wide accident

- said in the communiqué of the department.

The state commission announced that it is starting unscheduled inspections of TPPs in order to establish how the reserves of energy raw materials are formed.

According to the Ukrainian Ministry of Energy, on February 2, three out of five TPPs had anthracite for 1-4 days. At the same time, at seven out of eleven TPPs, gas coal remained only for 1-5 days. Moreover, emergency repairs are underway at eleven power units of seven TPPs.

We remind you that it is thermal power plants that are responsible for reducing peak loads on the power grid. By 2023, Ukraine is planning to secede from the energy systems of Russia and Belarus, although the European Union has not yet given its consent to join the European energy system.
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  1. boriz Online boriz
    boriz (boriz) 4 February 2021 23: 22
    +8
    Well, when will Zelensky engage in energy? He closes channels 112, News one, ZIK. This is more important.
    And they wrote about the coal shortage at the very beginning of January. But who cares? Gas is also unclear. The total volume of reserves is written (also, by the way, not a lot), but who owns these reserves in UGS facilities is a terrible secret. When it's over, there will be a pleasant surprise.
  2. Barmaley_2 Offline Barmaley_2
    Barmaley_2 (Barmaley) 5 February 2021 01: 52
    +2
    .. although the European Union has not yet given their consent to join the European energy system

    - and where will they go ?! Just in the coming years, Ukraine must finally and completely secede from the Russian Federation in all respects and transfer the remnants of sovereignty to the West. For this, ALL structures and so on. everything and everyone in the country is being prepared and totally under control, and institutes of colonial control by officials and ek-ki are being created.
    1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
      Just a cat (Bayun) 5 February 2021 06: 23
      +2
      For control, Avakov's dogs and clubs are enough. And the European light for Ukrainians is the same as the European salaries. Durcaine is optimized to splinters on used engine oil.
      1. Barmaley_2 Offline Barmaley_2
        Barmaley_2 (Barmaley) 5 February 2021 12: 31
        +1
        not enough. This is enough to disperse ordinary mortals, but not to retain managers and so on. people are "more chosen."
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  3. amateur Offline amateur
    amateur (Victor) 5 February 2021 06: 29
    0
    The threat of an energy catastrophe looms over Ukraine

    So what? Ukraine is an independent state with its own economy and politics. What do Russians care about their energy? Anyone know the state of the energy sector in Honduras?

    Honduras worries me
    Wash more often (DMB)

    So maybe it's time to leave Svidomo alone and "God help them."
    1. margo Offline margo
      margo (margo) 5 February 2021 18: 12
      -1
      maybe it's time to leave Svidomo alone

      - no, you can't! What then to talk about, what is proud of "Hurray for the Patriots", is the loss of sleep and mood!
  4. Fourth Horseman Offline Fourth Horseman
    Fourth Horseman (Fourth Horseman) 5 February 2021 07: 28
    +3
    Decommunization - debilization - deindustrialization - de-electrification ...
    And on the farm, litom, hefty garno!
    Ptahi get drunk, buryachok rote, bjoly buzz ...
    Hello primitive tribe!
    1. Barmaley_2 Offline Barmaley_2
      Barmaley_2 (Barmaley) 5 February 2021 12: 38
      +1
      the main thing is that without the Russians. And everything else suits the Nazi ragulieu. This is - yes!
  5. _AMUHb_ Offline _AMUHb_
    _AMUHb_ (_AMUHb_) 5 February 2021 07: 57
    -3
    "good" to smile without knowing the topic and situation at home))
    pysy mnu never Bandera))
    1. ioan-e Offline ioan-e
      ioan-e (Boris) 5 February 2021 09: 05
      +3
      Quote: _AMUHb_
      "good" to smile without knowing the topic and situation at home))
      pysy mnu never Bandera))

      Those who sympathize with Bandera are also non-humans!
      1. _AMUHb_ Offline _AMUHb_
        _AMUHb_ (_AMUHb_) 5 February 2021 11: 26
        0
        and we have everything Soviet (in common with dill), at best 50 years ago, or Siemens (of the new ones), but these are no longer steam turbines. Once, two specialists remain (including the same Soviet dilapidated red machine building) ... like you, you can't drag a "blogger" there (digging), of course, but now all are "economists and lawyers", since at least you were taught to write ... to splash with saliva ...
        1. ioan-e Offline ioan-e
          ioan-e (Boris) 5 February 2021 18: 25
          +2
          Ahah, a blogger, I’m a communications worker by profession, I went through all the steps from a mechanic to a manager, started with a ditch and a shovel. He also built various communication networks several times.
          1. _AMUHb_ Offline _AMUHb_
            _AMUHb_ (_AMUHb_) 5 February 2021 22: 15
            0
            well ... I had to serve as a signalman)) and until you were digging cables there with a shovel, which by the way closed and disappeared bodies. communication every spring-autumn, I had a walkie-talkie in alien parts for this period (and you are far from being a Stakhanovite, you dig for a long time)) "download communication" in an unfriendly state of the 90s. to the resort of baikonur ... where everyone ... asked me : what are you doing on my land ... in the manner of communication, your boss is the same as an excavator - you dig for a long time, for a long time ...
            1. oderih Offline oderih
              oderih (Alex) 6 February 2021 18: 18
              0
              Chudik Baikonur (Leninsk) was an absolutely closed city. Even for local "Tuaregs"
              1. _AMUHb_ Offline _AMUHb_
                _AMUHb_ (_AMUHb_) 7 February 2021 15: 50
                0
                about what knowledge)) well: firstly, Leninsk-3, for that matter, a separate contingent of the armed forces of the russian federation abroad is not a travel agency)) but what else has not been clever about art. tyuratam?))
                wrote that the system is the same: Soviet, who did not like it ... and in Norilsk did you like the spill of oil products from our CHP?
            2. ioan-e Offline ioan-e
              ioan-e (Boris) 7 February 2021 22: 58
              +1
              They short out your brains after a binge, and normal communication cables leak in spring and autumn! Have you pumped a lot of connections? Download communication - I came up with a term!)))))))) Pump or pump power, the radio operator is unfinished! But why am I wasting my time on you? Go memorize the topic ...
              1. _AMUHb_ Offline _AMUHb_
                _AMUHb_ (_AMUHb_) 8 February 2021 17: 08
                +1
                that they are numb I know otherwise why I had to indicate spring-autumn ... however, you confuse slang with terminology; nasyalnika-you should be clever)) ... not a radio operator, although ... they taught this too ... you dig for a long time, I say, but you don't understand
  6. Badger Offline Badger
    Badger (Dmitriy) 5 February 2021 08: 53
    +1
    Let the horses freeze.
  7. AICO Offline AICO
    AICO (Vyacheslav) 5 February 2021 08: 53
    +1
    How to jump - you have faces, horns, tails and hooves !!! And how to work like that you immediately paws !!!
  8. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 5 February 2021 09: 02
    -4
    And, the next morning has grown. I wonder how many there will be today.

    The threat of an energy catastrophe looms over Ukraine

    - they have been writing for 5 years, weekly, but she's still gone and gone.
    1. Barmaley_2 Offline Barmaley_2
      Barmaley_2 (Barmaley) 5 February 2021 12: 39
      +1
      Seriously sho? Or maybe you won't invent your own fairy tales? Remind me how they zadalbyvali rolling blackouts in the first year after Maydaun? How did they give light by the clock, etc.?
      1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 5 February 2021 14: 29
        -2
        Remind yours so that the forelocks have time to smooth. They say they will turn off everything.
        For 5 years, the media managed to bury everything many times, from bacon to the gas pipeline of Gazprom.
        And they haven't reached the Chubs yet ...
        1. Barmaley_2 Offline Barmaley_2
          Barmaley_2 (Barmaley) 5 February 2021 15: 29
          +3
          then don't lie! And the fact that there is much less gas than the transit was, is it also not considered and the gts flourishes in a lush color? And it’s nothing that Ukraine imports pork to a fig and more, and the country's pig production is in decline, eh?
          1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
            Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 5 February 2021 16: 29
            -2
            I see you know about pigs.