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Head of NNEGC «Energoatom» held a field meeting at South-Ukraine power complex

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On April 14, Acting President of SE NNEGC Energoatom Petro Kotin visited South-Ukraine power complex. He inspected all construction sites operating under the SUNPP service water system reconstruction project, namely a pumping station, a complex of facilities intended for the Tashlyk Reservoir filling and recharging as well as spray cooling ponds.

Directly at Tashlyk HPSPP, the head of Energoatom held a working meeting concerning the service water system completion and start-up operations scheduling, as well as prospects for new power units construction at the SUNPP site.

According to Petro Kotin, the SUNPP service water system reconstruction would enable addressing electricity generation and supply limitations associated with circulating water high temperature. The system reconstruction estimated cost is UAH 3.4 billion, UAH 2.1 billion of which has already been financed.

 «As a result of the project, the additional annual electricity supply will range from 547.2 million kWh by conservative estimates up to 2549 million kWh by the maximum accounting estimate,» Mr. Kotin said.

According to the updated construction schedule, this year four out of five spray cooling ponds are planned to be put into operation, the next year – the second stage of Tashlyk HPSPP, whereas in 2023 –   the third stage of THPSPP, upon the relocation of the cut-off whartwall.

Owing to accommodating peak loads in the southwestern part of the United Power System of Ukraine and filling night gaps in the daily load curve the commissioning of THPSPP will ensure the stability, reliability and efficiency of the United Power System of Ukraine as well as provide emergency and frequency reserves. Furthermore, it would enable the state gradually reducing the number of TPP units operating overtime and consuming fuel surplus.

For reference: The service water system reconstruction project at the Tashlyk Reservoir and SUNPP spray cooling ponds was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers in 2016. The implementation of the project would enable avoiding electricity losses associated  with     circulating water high temperature and addressing SUNPP power units capacity limitation caused by insufficient Tashlyk Reservoir cooling capability in hot weather.

The project envisages the construction of five spray cooling ponds, the arrangement of a baffle plate in the waters of the Tashlyk Reservoir, as well as a complex of facilities for filling and recharging the cooling reservoir.

Tashlyk Hydro Pumped Storage Power Plant is intended to accommodate peak loads in the southwestern part of the United Power System of Ukraine, as well as to ensure a reliable base-load operation of South-Ukraine NPP.