DTEK holds a press conference for international media
On Saturday, February 26, 2022, an online briefing was hosted by DTEK CEO Maxim Timchenko and DTEK Executive Director, Head of DTEK Group Headquarters Dmitry Sakharuk. The topic of the meeting was the activities and contribution of the DTEK group to the work of the Ukrainian energy system in the conditions of the military invasion of the Russian Federation. The briefing brought together representatives from more than 30 publications from the EU and other countries.
DTEK shared key points from the speeches and answered questions from reporters:
Under martial law, employees of the DTEK group contribute to Ukraine’s energy security and hold the energy front. The activities of all companies are coordinated by a specially created headquarters of the DTEK group, which operates 24/7 and is in constant contact with the Ukrainian government.
DTEK Group’s energy facilities – thermal power plants, coal mines, distribution system operators, retail energy suppliers, green generation, gas generation assets continue to ensure the constant operation of the Ukrainian energy system and provide light and warmth to Ukrainians.
Since February 24, the Ukrainian energy system has been operating in isolated mode and successfully completing technical verifications on the way to synchronization with the European energy market. The lockdown has been extended until March 6. The DTEK group works in constant close contact with the Ministry of Energy and carries out all dispatch orders from the NPC Ukrenergo system manager.
To ensure the safety of DTEK Group employees, the maximum number of employees continues to work remotely. Companies only have employees who are essential to their operation.
Operating status of the DTEK Group’s production facilities:
- The TPPs and mines of DTEK Energy continue to maintain the continuity of the Ukrainian energy system in the context of the war with Russia. 15 DTEK Energy TPP power units are in service, 21 are in reserve. All thermal power plants of DTEK Energo, except Luhanska TPP, are operating. Luganska TPP stopped due to hostilities in the town of Shchastia. All of the company’s mines are operating normally. Miners continue to extract coal to support Ukraine’s energy system. The warehouses at the station are supplied with sufficient coal reserves. Today, 510,000 tonnes are in stock. The supply and maintenance of coal warehouses are also planned, given the situation.
- The DTEK RES enterprises located in the Zaporozhye and Dnipropetrovsk regions currently do not produce green electricity. As a result of the hostilities, two overhead lines of the ZAPORIZHIEOBLENERGO were damaged. Completely de-energized and disconnected from the 150,000 volt overhead line – Botievskaya Wind Farm, Orlovskaya Wind Farm and Primorskaya Wind Farm (2 floors of the facility). They will be back to work in a few days as soon as the lines are fixed. The equipment of other power plants – Trifonovskaya, Nikopolskaya and Pokrovskaya SES is operating normally, but without supplying electricity to the grid. NPC ‘Ukrenergo’ has applied restrictions to RES enterprises in order to ensure the conditions of stability and balancing of the energy system of Ukraine. All of the company’s stations will be ready to supply power to the grid as soon as relevant restrictions are lifted and power lines are restored. The most important employees remain in the stations. Businesses are protected. The Company will keep them running for as long as possible under the current state of martial law.
- DTEK Oil&Gas facilities are operating normally. All the wells are working except 4 (the decrease in condensate production has been stopped). Daily production as of February 26, 2022 is 5.04 million m3 of gas and 130 t of condensate. Drilling and overhaul work has been stopped.
DTEK Grid employees work around the clock, seven days a week to repair damage to power grids and emergency situations after receiving appropriate permits from the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
- There is no damage to lines and equipment in Kyiv. In the kyiv region, from February 24 to 26, 2022, 4 settlements were fully restored, 10 partially. 10 colonies remain completely disconnected and 20 partially. Company employees will carry out repairs as soon as they receive the appropriate permission from the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
- In the Donetsk region. 63 colonies are off. For 2 days, the company took over the supply of electricity to 16 localities. Previously restored lines and equipment were damaged. It is not yet possible to carry out repair work due to active hostilities along the entire demarcation line. As soon as the employees have received the authorization to carry out work, the repairs will be carried out quickly.
- In the Odessa region. Specialists repair damage on Line 1 in the Krasnooknyansky region.
- In the Dnepropetrovsk region. Two high-voltage lines in the direction of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station were disconnected. Restoration will be possible after permission to carry out work in the area of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station.
The DTEK Group regularly receives offers from European partners to support the company’s production activities and specific employees who need help during the war. The support of the international community is necessary today and gives strength and confidence.
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