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 Ukraine to stop using anthracite coal by 2020, - Energy Minister Nasalyk

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Ukraine will be able to completely abandon anthracite coal ranks by 2020.

This was announced by Mister for Energy and Coal Industry during meeting with energy sector experts from Reanimation Package of Reforms, Censor.NET reports citing LB.UA.

"The Ministry of Energy has a schedule for the transfer of power units to the gas coal group and controls its fulfillment, which will allow to replace about 6 million tons of anthracite by the end of 2018 and abandon the anthracite group coal by the end of 2019," Nasalyk said.

To replace the scarce anthracite coal, a pilot project on transferring power units No. 2 and No. 5 of the Zmiivska Thermal Power Plant (the Kharkiv region) of the state-owned power generating company Tsentrenerho to gas group coal has been implemented since 2016.

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In May, the power unit No. 2 was turned into the circuit for start-up works and adjustment. The reconstruction of power unit No. 5 continues.

As reported, Ukraine saved 2.7 million tons of anthracite during emergency measures in the energy sector. According to the Cabinet, the reserves for today are 867,000 tons
 
 
 
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