Vojany thermal power plant to start unit 6 by end of May

Electricity generator Slovenské Elektrárne (SE) will re-launch unit 6 of its thermal power plant at Vojany in the Košice region, which caught fire on April 14, by the end of May, SE spokesman Juraj Kopřiva announced on Thursday, April 23, reported the TASR newswire.

Electricity generator Slovenské Elektrárne (SE) will re-launch unit 6 of its thermal power plant at Vojany in the Košice region, which caught fire on April 14, by the end of May, SE spokesman Juraj Kopřiva announced on Thursday, April 23, reported the TASR newswire.

The starting date for unit 5, which was more severely damaged by the fire, is not yet known, TASR wrote. The fire broke out in a turbine in the power plant shortly after 21:00 on April 14.

Economy Minister Ľubomír Jahnátek said at a press conference the day after the outage that units 5 and 6 had been put in “cold storage”. As many Slovak companies are operating at a reduced level at the current time there is sufficient electrical power on the Slovak market, wrote TASR.

“This is a temporary phenomenon. Of course, when industry is running at full steam we'll feel the lack of this generator,” said the minister to TASR.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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