Luhanska TPP (DTEK Energy) Under Constant Shelling

Over the past 24 hours, the Luhanska TPP, near the demarcation line in the city of Schastye, has been under constant shelling. A fire has broken out at the TPP, damaging the communications transformer. Due to the shelling, the fire cannot be localized. The buildings of the educational campus and oxygen station, and units №10 and №15, have also been damaged.

At the moment, the employees who are critically important for the operation of the TPP remain at the plant. They have, however, been evacuated to the bomb shelter. Everybody else is working remotely.

Applications for a ceasefire, to restore power lines and energy supply to the residents of Schastye and nearby settlements of Luhansk region, were submitted this morning. Unfortunately, the situation remains critical.

At present, serious threat to the lives and health of the TPP’s employees remains. Luhanska TPP is at risk of stopping operation without the possibility of resumption.

It is the largest producer of electricity in the Luhansk region and the only producer of thermal energy in the city of Schastye. Strategic enterprises and critical infrastructure facilities, including schools, kindergartens, medical institutions and so on, all depend on the power station, and it provides heat and electricity to the city’s residents.

Luhanska TPP’s on-going operation is critically important.


DTEK is the leading and biggest private investor in Ukraine’s energy sector.

DTEK’s companies are involved in coal and natural gas extraction; electricity generation from wind, solar, and thermal power plants; energy resources trading in national and international markets; distributing and supplying electricity to consumers; providing energy efficiency services to customers; and developing high-speed charging station networks.

According to the new 2030 strategy, DTEK seeks to transform into a more efficient, eco-friendly, and technologically advanced company, guided by ESG principles. DTEK routinely uses novel, innovative technologies in its activities, cultivates new areas of focus for business, and continues to work towards achieving the sustainable development of Ukraine’s society.

DTEK’s goal is to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040.

The company employs 60,000 people. Moreover, DTEK and its companies have been recognized as Ukraine’s best employers by EY, the international auditing company, and Ukrainian business publications.

In 2020, DTEK’s capital investments amounted to UAH 12bn, with tax deductions at UAH 21bn.

The company is fully owned by SCM Limited. The final beneficiary is Rinat Akhmetov.

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