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Heating season in Ukraine: nuclear power plants can be used instead of gas and coal

If Energoatom is ready to work with all available units, then Ukraine will not be left without electricity.

Russia is pushing Europe into a gas crisis / photo from UNIAN

Already in the next heating season, the problem may not even be with the physical presence of gas or coal, which is enough in Ukraine, but with the ability to use them. But the capacity of nuclear power plants is enough forbirth of the heating season.

Writes about it “RBC-Ukraine”.

If generating capacities are damaged or destroyed as a result of Russian attacks, then coal and gas reserves will not play any role, says Alexander Kharchenko, director of the Energy Research Center.

But if Energoatom is ready to work with all available units, then Ukraine will not be left without electricity. Even taking into account the risks associated with the seizure of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant, which can “fall out” of the energy system at any moment.

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β€œIn a bad scenario: if coal generation is broken and gas is cut off, then during the normal operation of Energoatom (stations in the controlled territory), we will go through the next heating season,” Kharchenko said.

In his opinion, Ukraine will be able to balance electricity generation by importing electricity from the EU.

Earlier it became known that the Cabinet of Ministers will form a headquarters to prepare for the next heating season in Ukraine.

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