Residents of several Kyiv communities risk being left without hot water until the beginning of the heating season in mid-October. This was announced by head of Kyivenerho supervisory board Ivan Plachkov, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrainski Novyny.
He said the threat is linked to possible halt in operations of the thermal power station #6.
"At the moment, TPS-6 is experiencing huge technical difficulties in its system support over lack of gas and halt in operations. In addition, we spend 1 million hryvnia weekly ($38,760) to support TPS-6," Plachkov said. He added that over the past decade, TPS-6 companies saw only two halts, no longer than two days each.
On May 30, Kyivtranshaz completely stopped gas supplies to Kyiv TPS-6, a supplier of hot water and heating (seasonal) to communities of Obolon, Troieshchyna, Raiduzhnyi and Voskresenskyi. The reason behind the termination was the debts by the state and consumers. As of May 1, the debt for heating had reached almost 4.9 billion hryvnia ($190 million), of which 2 billion is owed by the state.