Ukrainian Government Allocates 1.5 Billion Hryvnias for Reconstruction of Zmiivska and Trypilska TPPs

by Roman Cheplyk
Friday, May 17, 2024
Ukrainian Government Allocates 1.5 Billion Hryvnias for Reconstruction of Zmiivska and Trypilska TPPs

The Government of Ukraine has allocated over 1.5 billion hryvnias for the restoration of the Zmiivska Thermal Power Plant (TPP) in the Kharkiv region and the Trypilska TPP in the Kyiv region

The state enterprise "Centrenergo" has already received the funds to address the destruction caused by recent attacks.

Restoration Efforts

Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal reported that "Centrenergo" received 726 million hryvnias from the state budget reserve fund and an additional 826 million hryvnias from the fund for liquidation of the consequences of aggression.

In the spring of 2024, "Centrenergo" suffered a complete loss of generation capacity. The Zmiivska and Trypilska TPPs were severely damaged by missile and drone attacks from Russian forces. Additionally, the Uglehirskaya TPP in Donetsk region fell under the control of the occupiers.

Government Actions

Shmyhal highlighted that the government, in collaboration with the energy sector and relevant bodies, is working tirelessly to improve the electricity supply situation in Ukraine. The government is focused on:

  1. Continuing Repairs: Addressing damage and restoring functionality.
  2. Decentralization and Reliability: Ensuring reliable energy supply for critical infrastructure.
  3. Energy Efficiency: Implementing measures to increase efficiency.
  4. Increasing Production: Boosting the production of energy resources.

Given the energy crisis, the Prime Minister urged citizens to consume electricity rationally.

Impact of Russian Attacks

On April 11, the Trypilska TPP was completely destroyed by enemy fire, resulting in a significant fire in the turbine shop. Similarly, the Zmiivska TPP was destroyed on March 22, 2024.

Yevgeny Garkavy, the technical director of "Centrenergo," noted that nearly 80% of the equipment at the Trypilska and Zmiivska TPPs has been destroyed. The destruction was extensive, and despite ongoing efforts to clear the debris, it is expected that the cleanup will continue for another one and a half to two months.

"The enemy inflicted merciless blows on our enterprises, on our power plants, and today a large part of the engine room building is simply destroyed. And these are thousands of tons of reinforced concrete, which must be cleared in a timely manner without harming the equipment that has survived and can be used in the future," Garkavy explained.

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