No rolling blackouts in Ukraine this morning, but evening supply may be disrupted

29 October 2022, 06:07 PM
In Ukraine, they will not turn off the lights during the day: what will happen in the evening (Photo:Ukrenergo/Facebook)

In Ukraine, they will not turn off the lights during the day: what will happen in the evening (Photo:Ukrenergo/Facebook)

Warm weather and a day off contributed to the fact that on the morning of Oct. 29 Ukrainians consumed less electricity than at the same time on previous days, so there was no need for emergency power cuts, national power operator Ukrenergo reported on Facebook.

At the same time, restrictions may be applied in the evening if necessary.

"The morning peak of consumption was 4.6% lower than the day before on Friday, and its peak was a little later, which slowed down the growth of consumption,” Ukrenergo said.

“These two things together prevented the threat of grid overload and helped to balance the power system without forced restrictions on consumers.

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As the company explained, on weekends, consumption decreases due to the fact that most offices do not work, and many people generally start using electric kettles and stoves later than on a working day.

However, according to Ukrenergo, there is an evening peak of consumption ahead, during which restrictions may be applied if necessary.

"After all, in the evening, returning home, we turn on the lights and various electrical appliances, increasing the load on the grid more than in the morning,” the operator stated.

“Therefore, we urge everyone to consciously reduce the use of powerful electrical appliances, especially in the evening from 5:00 to 11:00 p.m.”

Power engineers also say that they are finalizing the schedules of power outages that will be applied in the future, so that they will be "more uniform and understandable for Ukrainians".

Since Oct. 10, Russia has targeted critical and energy infrastructure facilities throughout Ukraine.

On October 18, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that during this period, the aggressor state destroyed more than 30% of power plants in Ukraine.

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