The construction of 500/200 kV SS Kreminska with diversions of overhead lines (OHL) 500 kV Donbaska-Donska and OHL 220 kV Kreminska-Yuvileina is scheduled for completion by the end of May 2020. This complex will significantly improve the power supply reliability in the north of Luhansk region. Consumers of this region today can feed only from Luhanska TPP, to which the supply lines of main fuel – anthracite coal – are blocked. Now the plant runs on gas, which is much more expensive than coal.
The Kreminska SS construction site was visited by Denys Shmyhal, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine – Minister for Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine, Volodymyr Kudrytskyi, Acting CEO of NPC Ukrenergo, Andrii Klochko, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on State Governance, Local Governance, Regional Development and Urban Planning, and Serhii Haidai, Head of Luhansk Regional State Administration – Head of the Civil-Military Administration.
“Kreminska is the state-level object which reinforces the energy security of the state. This substation will help create the secure power supply system in Luhansk region by 2023 when Ukraine will integrate into the Continental Europe power system. This object will not only fully satisfy the needs of the region but will also establish a power reserve for the future electrified railway line and for development of the industry,” said Denys Shmyhal.
“The construction is at the finish line. Kreminska substation is the object with heavy-duty and state-of-the-art equipment. This substation is the first element of the Eastern Programme which is being implemented by Ukrenergo and which will make it possible to disconnect from the Russian Federation power system after the IPS of Ukraine synchronization with the European Network ENTSO-E,” said Volodymyr Kudrytskyi.
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