Ihor Syrota: We urgently need to protect the sky to restore lost and build new hydropower capacities

admin June 12, 2024
Press service of Ukrhydroenergo

The CEO of Ukrhydroenergo emphasised this at the Ukraine Recovery Conference 2024 in Berlin.

Ihor Syrota at the Ukraine Recovery Conference 2024 in Berlin

 «A year ago, on 6 June, the enemy blown up Kakhovka HPP by means of an internal explosion. In 2022-2024, 118 missile attacks were carried out against other stations. Ukrhydroenergo has no HPPs and PSPPs that have not been damaged. We have lost 45% of Ukraine’s hydrogeneration. The Dnipro HPP decommissioned, but the enemy continues to hit it. This could lead to another environmental disaster», said Ihor Syrota.

Ukrhydroenergo loses up to 2.000 MW of capacity after each massive missile attack:

«We manage to repair some of the damaged equipment within a month. We have to restore some of the equipment by the fall-winter period of 2024/2025. Currently, the company plans to restore another 1000 MW of hydroelectric capacity by this autumn-winter period. But it’ll take several years to rebuild the main part of the destroyed equipment».

Today, Ukrhydroenergo's main task remains to ensure the reliable operation of Ukraine's power system. The company's efforts are focused on implementing its recovery and protection strategy. The key tasks in the medium term include the repair of damaged equipment at power plants, which takes a long time. It also includes the construction of 2.500 MW of new capacity. In the long term, the implementation of projects to build new plants, including the completion of the Dniester PSPP and the construction of the Kaniv PSPP. In addition, a key project is the rebuild of Kakhovka HPP.

Ihor Syrota deeply thanked Ukrhydroenergo's sustainable partners - the World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the European Investment Bank - for their assistance in financing the restoration projects.

Concluding, CEO of Ukrhydroenergo called on the international community to help protect Ukrainian sky.