Ukraine intends to increase electricity consumption by 44% by 2030.

By bne IntelliNews November 9, 2011
The government has predicted that the country would increase electricity consumption by 43.9% to 272bn kWh per year by 2030 compared to the predicted level of electricity consumption in 2011, Mykyta Kostiantynov from the Ukrainian Energy and Coal Industry Ministry has said. He noted that this year it is planned to reach the level of electricity consumption at 189bn kWh per year. He added, energy-generating companies' equipment is 80% worn, while that of energy-distribution ones is 60% worn. Konstantinov underlined, to maintain growth of consumption of electric energy in the country it is necessary to invest UAH 100bn in modernization of heat power plants and UAH 150bn in building new gas blocks at HPPs.

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