National Nuclear Generating Company Energoatom increased power generation by 11.7% year-on-year in January 2019, to 8.111 billion kWh, the company has said.
The electricity generation target was met by 100%.
Electricity sales totaled 7.661 billion kWh compared to 6.842 billion kWh in January 2018. Energoatom’s share of total electricity sold to Energomarket state enterprise was 53%, and the share of total electricity generation in the country was 52%.
The company sold electricity worth UAH 5.279 billion (including VAT) on the wholesale power market, which is 17.7% more than in January 2018.
Capital investment totaled UAH 363.8 million compared with UAH 514.7 million in January 2018.
The company sent UAH 557.2 million to the budgets of all levels and insurance payments came to UAH 141.7 million.
Capacity use was 78.6%, which was 8.3 p.p. more than a year previously.
Two malfunctions were recorded at Ukrainian nuclear power plants in the reporting period, two less than a year ago. Radiation levels at Ukrainian NPPs were normal over the period.
Energoatom is the operator of all four Ukrainian-based operating nuclear power plants, which have 15 VVER reactors with an overall generating capacity of 13.835 gigawatts.
The company also operates the Tashlyk hydroelectric pumped storage power plant with a 302 MW capacity in a turbine mode and Oleksandrivka hydropower plant with an 11.5 MW capacity.