According to auditors, the company did not carry out timely repairs of energy facilities damaged by Russian attacks during the off-season.
The State Audit Service checked the activities of PJSC Centerenergo and detected numerous violations. In particular, the company did not comply with the repair schedules of power units and coal reserves for the autumn-winter period. This was reported by the press service of the State Audit Service.
It was noted that Centrenergo is expected to repair energy facilities damaged as a result of Russian attacks during the transition period. Despite this, the company violated work schedules.
As discovered during the inspection, the equipment of one of the thermal power plants, which was destroyed as a result of an enemy attack last year, needed to be replaced. In particular, an autotransformer was to be delivered to the thermal power plant, whose license was granted in January this year, and the transportation and installation contract was signed in May.
However, work did not start until more than six months later, on the eve of the 2023/2024 heating season.
The State Inspection Service notes that according to the deadlines, the repair of three units of one of the thermal power plants should be completed in the spring and summer, but the deadlines have been postponed to autumn.
In addition, the electricity generating organization did not plan for the accumulation of coal and did not withdraw funds from enterprises due to late delivery of fuel. Auditors found, among other things, that Centrenergo had purchased coal that did not meet standards for use in thermal power plants. Despite this, its contract price was no lower than higher quality coal.
In addition, the State Audit Service detected financial irregularities exceeding 5 billion hryvnia during the audit of activities from January 1, 2022 to August 31 of this year. In particular, it is stated that the company does not fulfill its obligations to customers and sells electricity at discounted prices.
Let’s remember, in August, we received news that Centrenergo was building protective structures at its thermal power plants. They must protect the energy infrastructure from enemy attacks.
Also at the beginning of October, Oleg Popenko, chairman of the Ukrainian Union of Consumers of Utilities, spoke. FocusWhat At the beginning of autumn, Ukraine had small coal reserves. But gas reserves should be sufficient to get through the heating season.
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