Restoration of Kyiv's energy infrastructure to take 2-3 weeks, the mayor
Currently, the shortage of electricity in Kyiv ranges from 25 to 50% (Photo:Gleb Garanich/Reuters)
The restoration of the energy infrastructure in Kyiv damaged by Russian attacks will take two or three weeks at most, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said on a capital TV channel on Oct. 28.
"We’re doing everything to restore the power supply. The electricity transmission system operator Ukrenergo says it will take a maximum of 2-3 weeks," he said.
The electricity shortage in Kyiv may amount to 25-50% of demand, Klitschko added.
"These numbers refer to peak voltage consumption. Sorry – we’re forced to take these measures," the mayor said, referring to the schedule of rolling blackouts in the city and oblast.
Electricity transmission system operator Ukrenergo introduced longer emergency power outages in Kyiv and other central regions additionally to the rolling ones after another Russian attack on an energy infrastructure facility on Oct. 27.
Due to the Russian attack, there is a power shortage of 30% of consumption in Kyiv and the region. A number of critical facilities were put out of operation.
Ukrenergo noted they would be forced to limit electricity supplies to consumers on Oct. 28 also.
The DTEK energy company announced they were preparing new blackouts schedules for Kyiv.
The duration of the outages could be increased to six hours.
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