Hot water tariff cut requires some heating facilities to use coal, not gas, - Minister Nasalyk

Certain thermal power stations in Ukraine will use coal instead of gas in order to reduce hot water supply cost.

Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Ihor Nasalyk said at today's Cabinet meeting, Censor.NET reports quoting 112 Ukraine.

According to him, despite growing gas prices, the cost of coal remains unchanged.

"The gas price has risen, but the coal price has not, and those district heating providers that use coal for energy generation will not raise heating and hot water prices. As for those facilities that use solely gas, mainly in Kharkiv, Lviv, we are currently working on their complete modernization," the official said.

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Nasalyk noted that 45 percent of Kyiv's heating facilities could use coal.

"Kyiv will be split in two parts, with coal heating facilities providing its one half, and gas heating facilities - another half. Now we are doing our best to transform some stations and ensure maximum volume. Our technical capabilities allow supplying 45 percent of Kyiv's heating facilities with coal, which means that the price has not changed much," the minister noted.
Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n387956