Damage to hydropower facilities from Russian strikes exceeds $1 billion – Ukrhydroenergo

22 March, 04:07 PM
More than 30 hits on hydropower facilities were recorded (Photo:uhe.gov.ua)

More than 30 hits on hydropower facilities were recorded (Photo:uhe.gov.ua)

Ukraine’s hydropower operator, Ukrhydroenergo, has incurred about UAH 40 billion ($1.083 billion) in losses, due to Russia's mass strikes on Ukraine's energy infrastructure, the company's press service said on March 21.

Over 30 hits have been recorded at hydropower facilities, Ukrhydroenergo CEO Ihor Syrota noted.

The company has now begun work to introduce advanced technologies into its processes, in order to both recover from the damage that Russian strikes have inflicted, and develop further.

According to the head of the innovation committee, Natalia Mykolska, the new strategy is aimed at accelerating the implementation of innovation in daily operations.

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"In addition, it is important to systematize the innovations that have already been implemented in the company," Mykolska said.

"This is especially important for development and during the recovery from the Russian attacks on Ukrhydroenergo's facilities."

Earlier, NV reported that Russian strikes on infrastructure in the winter of 2022 inflicted about $7 billion in losses on Ukraine. At one point, half of the Ukrainian power grid was out of commission.

However, the only indisputable lasting result of that campaign was that Russia ended up spending a significant portion of its strategic missile stockpile: nearly 1,000 missiles, with a similar number in drones.

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