Significant power shortages persist despite ongoing repair work, states Ukrenergo
Ukraine’s power grid still suffers from a “significant shortage” of electricity (Photo:REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko)
Ukraine’s power grid still suffers from a “significant shortage” of electricity as of Dec. 22, Ukraine’s national power grid operator Ukrenergo reported on Telegram.
That’s despite all Ukrainian power generation facilities working at capacity, including a recently reconnected ninth nuclear reactor. However, damage to power lines have severely limited transmission potential, the operator reported.
As a result, consumption limits have been established for all local branches, and emergency outages if these limits are exceeded
The situation is toughest in the central part of the country and in Kyiv, as well as along the frontline on the east and south of Ukraine.
"Repair works are going on 24/7, but the damage caused to electricity generation utilities and power grid lines requires a complex and extensive response that takes time," Ukrenergo said.
Serhiy Kovalenko, CEO of energy supplier YASNO, a subsidiary of private energy firm DTEK, stated that Kyiv and Kyiv Oblast currently have face the most difficult power supply challenges.
According to the head of Kyiv's military administration, Serhiy Popko, the power problems in the capital and surrounding region stem not from generation, but transmission.
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