Ukraine connects gas turbine mini-CHP received from the U.S. to the grid: what is known about it

Ukraine connects gas turbine mini-CHP received from the U.S. to the grid: what is known about it

The power plant, manufactured in the U.S. by General Electric, was delivered to Ukraine in February of last year / Photo: Associated Press

It took Energoatom 16 months to put the mobile power plant into operation.

Ukraine has connected a gas turbine mini-combined heat and power (CHP) plant, received from the U.S., to the power grid.

Oleh Popenko, Head of the Union of Utility Service Consumers, announced this on his social media page. According to him, Energoatom took 16 months to bring the mobile power station, donated by USAID at the beginning of 2023, into operation.

"It is operational," said Energy Minister Herman Halushchenko during a meeting of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Energy and Housing and Communal Services on Monday, June 17.

"This equipment, provided by our American partners, is extremely necessary for Ukraine. It will help increase the generating capacity of Ukraine's energy system by 25 MW. It will allow for the quick restoration of power supply to nuclear power plants, at least for their own needs, in the event of outages, caused by missile or artillery strikes. Additionally, it will supply critical infrastructure and civilian populations with electricity and heat," said Energoatom President Petro Kotin earlier. 

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