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The Ministry of Energy Plans to Speed Up the Decentralization of the Country’s Energy System

02 March 2023

Minister of Energy German Galushchenko announced plans to accelerate the decentralization of the country’s energy system and increase the share of nuclear generation in electricity production.

Decentralization of generating capacities is one of the most important short-term tasks, especially taking into account the preparation for the next heating season. We will do it as quickly as possible. Gas turbines and gas piston generation, as well as renewable energy sources, can play a key role here,” German Galushchenko said at the Partnership for Transatlantic Energy and Climate Cooperation (P-TECC) forum in Zagreb.

In the medium term, it is also planned to increase the share of nuclear generation in electricity production in Ukraine.

The head of the Ministry of Energy also appealed to high-ranking representatives at the forum to increase pressure on the aggressor country, in particular, to introduce sanctions against the Russian nuclear industry.

“In the civilized world, they cannot be participants in the nuclear technology market. Russia has violated all seven principles of nuclear and radiation safety, they have destroyed the established order contrary to all international agreements on nuclear safety,” German Galushchenko emphasized.

As Ukrainian Energy reported, at the beginning of the year, the Ministry of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine announced plans to connect 20 mini-power plants with a total capacity of 1,000 MW to the network. This should create a critical capacity reserve for water and heat supply, as well as ensure the energy security of nuclear generation.

As DiXi Group experts note, we are most likely talking about 14 mobile gas power plants with an installed capacity of 50 MW.

In European countries, it is gas generation that is used to cover peak loads and balance (next to storage systems) unstable renewable sources.

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