Sergey Kondratiev, Deputy Head of the Economic Department of the Institute for Energy and Finance, commented to the Nakanune publication on the introduction of a mode of saving generating capacities at TPPs.
The System Operator UES ("SO UES") is preparing to stop generating equipment for thousands of megawatts of capacity. As the dispatcher notes, combined-cycle power units, which include gas turbine units (GTU) of foreign production, will be put into cold reserve. This is due to the fact that energy companies can no longer service imported equipment in a timely and complete manner, and such a "breather" will extend the life of the turbines.
According to Sergey Kondratiev the total amount of capacity declared for operation in the "saving" mode is not large, since the possibility of limiting operation to 12-18 GW of capacity was initially discussed. Therefore, the power system will be able to relatively easily go through the autumn-winter period.
"In my opinion, the situation may be relatively difficult for the IPS of the South, which now bears an additional burden due to supplies to the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions, as well as the DPR and LPR, and seasonal consumption growth. Probably, the System Operator will balance demand through flow from the IPS of the Middle Volga, where there are significant reserves. In the case of the IPS of the Center, the most interesting question is how the principle of "resource saving" will be implemented in winter, but I do not think that this can create any difficulties for the "System Operator" and generators", - Sergey Kondratiev summed up.
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