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Lithuania ready to disassemble retired thermal power plants to aid Ukraine’s energy system

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April 10,2024 242
Lithuania ready to disassemble retired thermal power plants to aid Ukraine’s energy system

Lithuanian partners offered assistance to Kyiv in rebuilding thermal power plants damaged by targeted attacks by Russia on critical infrastructure in Ukraine. The Ministry of Energy of Lithuania is considering dismantling its decommissioned TPPs for spare parts and transferring equipment to the needs of the Ukrainian energy system.

“I had a conversation with the Minister of Energy of Lithuania. They actually offered to use their thermal power stations, which are closed. To use them as donors, meaning the possibility to dismantle and obtain the parts that we need,” Minister of Energy of Ukraine German Galushchenko said on the air of the national 24/7 newscast.

On April 3, Lithuania announced that it would provide energy equipment to Ukraine to restore damaged TPPs. Kyiv has already received autotransformers and 72 shipments of equipment totaling 1300 tons, said the minister.

Meanwhile, Galushchenko emphasized that strengthening Ukraine’s air defense system is the best defense. “When the air defense system works and destroys most targets, even those hits that occur do not have a significant impact,” the minister emphasized.

Earlier, the Energy Research Center director, Oleksandr Kharchenko, stated that Ukrainians are likely to face power outages and consumption restrictions this summer. In March, Russians launched several large-scale attacks on the Ukrainian energy system, with experts estimating that recovery will take years.

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