Rolling blackouts in Kyiv and four more regions, power shortages in Ivano-Frankivsk due to Russian missile attacks

22 October 2022, 03:09 PM
Rolling blackouts are expected today in Kyiv and four oblasts (Photo:Ukrenergo/Facebook)

Rolling blackouts are expected today in Kyiv and four oblasts (Photo:Ukrenergo/Facebook)

Rolling blackouts were scheduled in Kyiv and four more regions of Ukraine on Oct. 22 and the electricity supply in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast was declared unstable following another Russian missile attack on Ukraine’s civilian power infrastructure.

Temporary power outages are possible in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, national electricity transmission system operator Ukrenergo reported on Facebook.

It said electricity demand had to be restricted in the morning in Kyiv and some oblasts including Kyiv, Chernihiv, Cherkasy and Zhytomyr oblasts, in order to stabilize the national electricity grid.

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“The system operator has been forced to restrict electricity supplies in these regions for a while,” the Ukrenergo message on Facebook reads. “(However) there are much fewer restrictions than previously, before Oct. 21.”

According to Ukrenergo’s press service, the restrictions are needed to reduce the load on the electrical grid and prevent follow-on accidents in the wake of the Russian missile attacks.

Ivano-Frankivsk's energy system in particular is struggling with a shortage of power, meaning temporary outages are possible, the news agency Interfax reported, referring to the local electricity operator.

There were air raid alerts across practically the whole of Ukraine on the morning of Oct. 22, with missile and drone attacks being reported. Missiles and drones attacking Kyiv and Odesa were reported to have been shot down.

Explosions in Lutsk, Rivno and Khmelnytsky oblasts were reported. There were problems with the electricity and water supply systems in several oblasts due to the attacks.

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