Electricity deficit still 25%, despite generation growth, Ukrenergo says

20 January, 02:59 PM
Electricity deficit in Ukraine on January 20 — about 25% (Photo:Victor Dashkiyeff via Flickr)

Electricity deficit in Ukraine on January 20 — about 25% (Photo:Victor Dashkiyeff via Flickr)

Power generation in Ukraine has grown thanks to the completion of repair work at one thermal power plant, and a minor increase in the output of other power plants and renewable sources, state-owned power company Ukrenergo said on Telegram on Jan. 20.

Power consumption on Jan. 20 is expected to be a little bit higher than the day before.

"The power deficit has dropped, but it's still significant,” a message from the company reads.

“Generating capacity can cover a little more than 75% of expected consumption at the evening peak.”

All regional power companies were informed about consumption limits, and told that if they exceed them it will cause emergency power outages.

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Russian shelling on Jan. 19 damaged the electrical line that supplies Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant, but the plant was promptly reconnected to the national grid.

In general, regional day limits for Jan. 20 were raised by 1.1-1.6%, while night limits were raised by 4%. Kyiv's night limit was increased by 21.2%.

Oleksandr Kharchenko, Director at the Energy Industry Research Center, said previously that the results of the restoration of the Ukrainian energy system damaged by Russian missile attacks would not be seen earlier than by mid-February.

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