In order to have coal for thermal power plants in October-November, lavas must be put into operation in the spring.
In January-March, DTEK Energy miners put into operation six new longwalls, which will help maintain the coal production rates necessary for the operation of Ukrainian TPPs.
This was reported by the press service of the company.
It is noted that in January of this year, two longwalls were put into operation, in February – three. Another longwall at the company’s coal mining enterprises was put into operation in March.
“In order to have coal for thermal power plants in October-November, it is necessary to bring lavas in the spring. Therefore, miners are already working 24/7 in order to provide TPPs with coal during the next no less difficult heating season,” DTEK Energy notes. “.
The company recalled that last year coal mining enterprises put into operation 28 new faces.
Lava is an underground mining working in which minerals are mined. The development can have a length from several tens to several hundred meters. One side of the lava is formed by an array of coal (the face of the lava), and the other side by backfilling material or collapsed goaf rock. It has exits to transport and ventilation excavation drifts.
Coal mining during the war
After February 24, 1/4 of the state mines ended up in the territory temporarily occupied by Russia.
In September 2022, the Ministry of Energy created an operational headquarters for the heating season.
On September 15, 2022, the head of the Ministry of Energy German Galushchenko announced that in the next two years Ukraine will rely exclusively on its own coal mining, despite the fact that as a result of a full-scale Russian invasion, a quarter of Ukrainian state mines ended up in temporarily occupied territory.