Electricity generation in the united energy system of Ukraine in 2018 increased by 2.5% compared to 2017, to 159.351 billion kWh, the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry has told Interfax-Ukraine.
At that time, nuclear power plants (NPP) in the period reduced electricity generation by 1.4%, to 84.398 billion kWh, in particular, electricity generation at Zaporizhia NPP amounted to 35.924 billion kWh (4.1% more than in 2017), Yuzhnoukrainsk NPP to 18.329 billion kWh (2.4% more), Rivne NPP to 17.55 billion kWh (11.3% less), and Khmelnytsky NPP to 12.595 billion kWh (down by 5.9%).
Thermal power plants (TPP), as well as combined heat and power plants (CHPP) and cogeneration plants increased output by 5.3%, to 58.808 billion kWh. In particular, the generating companies of TPPs increased production by 6.3%, to 47.792 billion kWh, while CHPP and cogeneration plants by 1.2%, to 11.016 billion kWh.
Hydro power plants and hydroelectric pumped storage power plants raised production in 2018 by 13.6%, to 12.008 billion kWh, while block stations reduced by 1.9%, to 1.504 billion kWh.
Electricity production by alternative sources (wind power plants, solar plants, and biomass) in 2018 rose by 38.8%, to 2.633 billion kWh.
The share of NPPs in the structure of electricity generation was 53% (55.1% in 2017), that of TPP, CHPP and cogeneration plants – 36.9% (35.9%), hydro power plants and hydroelectric pumped storage power plants – 7.5% (6.8%), block stations – 0.9% (1%) and alternative sources – 1.7% (1.2%).
Electricity generation in Ukraine’s power grid in December 2018 rose by 7.2% year-over-year, to 15.871 billion kWh.
Heat generation last year rose by 0.3%, to 22.032 million gigacalories.