Ukraine Rolls Out “Mini-CHP” Plants in 32 Cities to Secure Heat Supply Amid Power Outages

by Roman Cheplyk
Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Ukraine Rolls Out “Mini-CHP” Plants in 32 Cities to Secure Heat Supply Amid Power Outages

Ukraine is set to deploy a network of small and medium-sized cogeneration plants, known as “mini-CHP,” across 32 cities to provide a stable heat supply to over a million residents in multi-apartment buildings and approximately a thousand social facilities

This initiative is a proactive measure to ensure continuous heat provision during scheduled or unexpected power outages, as announced by the Ministry of Community Development, Territories and Infrastructure of Ukraine.

Regional Deployment of Mini CHP Plants As of now, 80 cogeneration plants have been distributed across 21 Ukrainian regions. These regions include Chernihiv, Chernivtsi, Donetsk, Khmelnytskyi, Cherkasy, Poltava, Mykolaiv, Kirovohrad, Rivne, Vinnytsia, Zaporizhzhia, Zhytomyr, Kharkiv, Volyn, Kherson, Lviv, Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Ternopil, Odesa, and Sumy. These plants have been allocated to various heat supply enterprises, enhancing the local infrastructure's resilience against energy disruptions.

Operational Success in Kharkiv Highlighting the effectiveness of these installations, Deputy Prime Minister for the Reconstruction of Ukraine, Oleksandr Kubrakov, mentioned that the heat supply company in the Kharkiv region received six cogeneration units in March. Following the shelling of the region’s energy infrastructure on March 22, these units continued to generate both heat and electricity. This capability was crucial in maintaining the operation of critical infrastructure facilities and meeting the heating demands of apartment building residents during the crisis.

The strategic deployment of mini-CHP plants is part of Ukraine’s broader efforts to enhance its energy security and infrastructure resilience, ensuring that essential services remain uninterrupted despite the challenges posed by ongoing conflict and energy instability.

You will be interested