Power generation improves, reducing deficit, says Ukrenergo

27 December 2022, 04:55 PM
The capacity deficit has decreased in the energy system of Ukraine (Photo:REUTERS / Serhii Smolientsev)

The capacity deficit has decreased in the energy system of Ukraine (Photo:REUTERS / Serhii Smolientsev)

Ukraine’s power generation deficit has declined a little due to high volumes of power generation at power plants as of the morning of Dec. 27, Ukraine’s national power grid operator Ukrenergo reported on Telegram.

Ukrenergo added that a power generation unit at one of the country’s thermal power station has also been reconnected to the grid, after repairing the damage caused by a Russian missile strike.

"However, the current power capacity in the Ukrainian energy system still isn't enough to meet all the needs of the country,” Ukrenergo explained.

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“The level of consumption has grown as well, due to power lines that are reconnected to the grid after repairing the damage caused by Russian attacks, and also due to the restoration of energy infrastructure in liberated areas. The number of clients who have power at least periodically are higher, and industrial consumption is also growing.”

The grid operator noted that all local power generation firms have set consumption levels, with blackouts set to automatically kick in if those limits are exceeded — in order to continue stabilizing the country’s energy system.

Ukrenergo also stated that repair teams are working around the clock, and announced that all crucial infrastructure is already powered.

A significant chunk of Ukraine’s energy infrastructure was damaged in Russian mass missile and drone strikes this autumn and winter.

Serhiy Kovalenko, CEO of energy firm YASNO, reported that power in the capital has been redistributed, so all clients will have power at some period of time during the day.

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