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Agency for Natural Resources and EnergyJapan to Support Improving Efficiency of Coal-fired Power Plants in Ukraine

Japan has the world’s highest-level technology for highly-efficient coal-fired power generation. Taking advantage of this technology, Japan has decided to support Ukraine by improving the efficiency of Ukraine’s aging coal-fired power plants, a contribution responding to the request of the country, a coal producer that is at the same time highly dependent on coal-fired power.

This effort reflects the G7 leaders’ views concerning the importance of technical assistance for Ukraine to improve the country’s energy efficiency, which was confirmed at the G7 Summit 2014 in Brussels held on June 4 and 5, 2014.

1. Assessment of facilities for coal-fired power plants

Japan Coal Energy Center (JCOAL) will start preliminary research into several of Ukraine’s coal-fired power plants to assess conditions. Based on the findings, Japan and Ukraine will discuss and select several power plants to be improved. Then, Japan will dispatch a group of experts from heavy electrical machinery manufacturers to conduct a diagnostic check on the operational and utilization conditions of the plants. On the basis of the results of the assessment, Japan will propose a specific project to Ukraine for improving the efficiency of such power plants, along with environmental measures.

2. Exchange of technical experts

Japan will dispatch experts to Ukraine and hold seminars and other events concerning clean coal technology (CCT), including highly efficient coal-fired power generation. In addition, government officials and technical experts will be invited from Ukraine to Japan, and tours of Japan’s highly efficient coal-fired power plants, a facility for research and demonstration of CCT, and related enterprises will be held, aiming to raise Ukraine’s understanding of Japan’s outstanding CCT.

Through these support measures, Japan will contribute to Ukraine’s energy security as well as reduction of carbon dioxide emissions.

Release Date

June 6, 2014

Division in Charge

Coal Division, Natural Resources and Fuel Department, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy

Related Information

Regional Affairs / Ukraine

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