Ukraine to receive 69 mini CHP plants in 2023, PM Shmyhal says
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With the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Ukraine will receive 69 gas-piston cogeneration plants of small and medium capacity by the end of 2023, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal announced on Thursday.

Today, the government has simplified the procedure for their connection by canceling a number of permit procedures.

Mini-CHPs will be used to ensure uninterrupted power supply of schools, hospitals and critical infrastructure facilities.

"These installations will create a power reserve in case of emergency power outages and at the same time decentralize generation. This winter we will have a positive result from their operation," he said.

Cogeneration is the simultaneous production of heat and electricity. Such gas-piston units use gaseous fuel that burns in the engine and drives the pistons. Mechanical energy is transmitted through the shaft to the generator, which in turn produces electricity. During the production of electricity in the cogeneration plant, heat is released in parallel, which can also be used.

The Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense said on Thursday that the most difficult part of the winter is still ahead, and therefore Ukraine needs to strengthen its air defenses.

The Ministry of Energy believes that Russia will resume attacks on energy infrastructure with the onset of cold weather.