Ukraine’s electricity production has decreased in 2008 by 1.8% to 191.688 billion kWH, Interfax has reported. The Fuel and Energy Ministry said that nuclear power plants (NPP) reduced production in 2008 by 2.9%, while thermal power plants (TPP) and combined heat and power plants (CHP) reduced output by 2.3%. Electricity produced at communal CHP and block stations went down by 0.9%. At the same time, production at hydroelectric power plants (HPP) grew by 12.4%, in 2008.

NPP electricity output accounted for 46.9% of production, TPP and CHP plants contributed 43%, HPP 5.9% and communal CHP and block stations 4.3%, in 2008.

Transfer of electricity to European countries was about 4.882 billion KWH in 2008, up 5.7% from 2007. Ukraine’s power transfer deficit with Commonwealth of Independent States came to 1.848 billion KWH.

NNP, CHP and regional boilers of Ukraine’s Fuel and Energy Ministry reduced production of heat by 4.2% to 25.743 million Gcal.