As of the morning of Dec. 23, the capacity deficit in Ukraine’s energy system has somewhat decreased, but remains significant, Ukraine’s power grid operator, Ukrenergo, reported on Telegram on Dec 23.
According to them, all of Ukraine’s power generation facilities are operational, and a nuclear reactor that had been connected the grid the day before has reached its nominal capacity.
However, limitations imposed by Russian shelling damage to the transmission network remains, the operator noted.
As a result, consumption limits have been established for all oblasts – exceeding those limits will automatically activate emergency power restrictions.
Repairs to energy infrastructure are going around the clock, but the damage is complex and extensive, so their restoration will take a long time, Ukrenergo added.
Serhiy Kovalenko, CEO of energy firm YASNO, reported on Dec. 22 that the situation with power supply in the capital of Kyiv remains difficult, but is slowly improving as well.
According to Kyiv City Military Administration, some capital residents are still suffering from power blackouts, but that more households have been reconnected to the grid than in the previous days.