President of Ukraine

President: We have dramatically increased the share of nuclear energy in the overall energy balance – from 47% rapidly approaching 60%

16 February 2017 - 15:23

President: We have dramatically increased the share of nuclear energy in the overall energy balance – from 47% rapidly approaching 60%

At the NSDC session, President Petro Poroshenko informed that Ukraine has increased the share of nuclear energy in the overall energy balance of the country.

“I am pleased to inform that we have increased the share of nuclear energy in the overall energy balance. From 47% we are rapidly approaching 60%. This is millions of tons of coal Ukraine no longer needs,” he said.

The President welcomed the elaboration of projects on modernization of generating capacities that use anthracite coal and transfer to the coal of  the gas group.

“It goes about a significant increase in the coefficient of efficiency and operation with any types of fuel. This work must be started immediately despite the fact that it will take 2-3 years,” the President said.

According to Petro Poroshenko, today’s session has also been dedicated to the analysis and control over the fulfillment of a series of measures related to the decisions made by the NSDC in 2014-2016.

The President also informed about his arrangements with Polish and Chinese partners regarding modernization of Ukrainian energy companies. “We have discussed the attraction of credit resources with my Polish colleagues and the opportunity of redirecting Chinese loans with President of China Xi Jinping. There are all necessary positions for that,” Petro Poroshenko said.