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27 November 2022, 01:36 PM

Ukrainian national grid still in recovery mode, power deficit has dropped to 20%, says Ukrenergo

Ukraine’s electricity production covers up to 80% of customers’ needs, and the power deficit has now dropped to about 20%, Ukraine’s national grid operator Ukrenergo reported on Telegram in the morning on Nov. 27.

The demand for power from critical infrastructure facilities is about 10% of general demand, with the rest of the power going to other customers, the message reads.

In this case, grid operators can limit clients evenly, using rolling blackout schedules.

Ukrenergo said power was still limited, so they were forced to agree to a level of consumption for each oblast, and each oblast should stay within the given numbers – with rolling and emergency outages occurring according to the situation in every region.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in his evening address of Nov. 26 said the reenergizing of the national grid of Ukraine after the latest Russian mass missile and drone strikes was still ongoing, so there has not yet been the chance to provide a stable power supply to everyone in the country.

As of the morning of Nov. 26 the number of people disconnected to the grid had halved compared to the evening before. Still, there were limitations on the power supply to more than 100,000 users across 14 Ukrainian oblasts and in the city of Kyiv

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