Power deficit remains in Ukraine, restrictions in Kyiv and two oblasts – Ukrenergo
В Україні зростає споживання електроенергії, одна з причин — сильне похолодання (Photo:Jonathan Hanna/Unsplash)
Electricity consumption is increasing in Ukraine, but there is still a generating capacity deficit in the system, national electricity transmission system operator Ukrenergo wrote on Facebook on Feb. 6.
The reason for the increase in consumption is not only the beginning of the working week, but also a significant fall in temperatures, Ukrenergo wrote.
Network restrictions remain in Odesa and Kyiv oblasts, as well as in the capital city.
The company said that the available amount of electricity produced is insufficient to cover the full consumption. The electricity produced is divided between ensuring the operation of energy and critical infrastructure (water pipes, boiler houses, hospitals), as well as covering the needs of industry and the population. Electricity is also being imported into Ukraine.
Due to a large-scale accident at an Ukrenergo substation, emergency shutdowns continue in Odesa and nearby areas.
Meanwhile, due to network restrictions, emergency shutdowns are also being applied in Kyiv and its surrounding oblast.
Earlier, it was reported that Odesa and part of Odesa Oblast were temporarily cut off from power due to the second large-scale accident in a day at an Ukrenergo substation, which occurred on Feb. 4.
The head of the Odesa Oblast Military Administration, Maksym Marchenko, stated that almost 500,000 subscribers had no electricity.
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