All Ukrainian thermal and hydropower plants damaged, says PM
In Ukraine, 40% of high-voltage network facilities were damaged to varying degrees (Photo:REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol)
After eight waves of missile attacks, all thermal and hydroelectric power plants in Ukraine have been damaged, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal reported on Facebook on Dec. 11.
There remains a significant capacity deficit in Ukraine’s energy system, he noted. 40% of the country’s entire high-voltage network has been damaged to various degrees.
“Each of us should realize that there will be significant restrictions on electricity consumption as we go through this winter,” Shmyhal said.
He added that the government instructed the Ministry of Energy to define and submit for consideration clear priorities for the restoration of power, naming a number of critical facilities that should be secured first:
- The first priority is critical infrastructure and hospitals.
- The second priority is enterprises and facilities of the military-industrial complex.
- The third priority are businesses that manufacture goods and products of critical importance for the country.
- The fourth priority is the housing sector.
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