Poroshenko Speaks of Nuclear Energy Helping to Provide Energy Security
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says that nuclear energy will help make Ukraine more competitive, energy independent
Photo by Mykola Lazarenko
While on a working trip to Mykolaiv region, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko acquainted himself with the capacities of the Tashlyk Pumped Storage Plant, PSP, in Yuzhnoukrainsk. It is the second largest component of the South Ukrainian power complex in terms of capacities. This was reported by his Press Office.
Poroshenko spoke with the leadership of the PSP and thanked the staff for the important work of the enterprise.
“In fact, I think that the role currently played by nuclear power engineering, especially in the last 4-5 years, when we increased the share of nuclear energy to 60-61% in the balance of energy consumption and energy generation, means a huge contribution of nuclear power plants to energy security of the state and diversification of energy supply,” Poroshenko emphasized.
“The fact that we survived without Russian gas is a significant contribution of nuclear energy,” he said.
He added: “I want to thank the nuclear scientists for energy security and energy diversification. Good job.”
According to him, Ukraine considers the construction of additional power units at Tashlyk PSP and the Dniester Hydroelectric Station a priority.
“This will further increase the share of nuclear energy and make Ukraine’s economy more competitive,” Poroshenko said.