Ukraine still suffering a significant shortage of electricity, Ukrenergo gives details

8 December 2022, 01:09 PM
Ukrenergo reported where the most difficult situation is with electricity supply (Photo:REUTERS/Vladyslav Sodel)

Ukrenergo reported where the most difficult situation is with electricity supply (Photo:REUTERS/Vladyslav Sodel)

There is still a significant shortage of electricity in Ukrainian power system as of Dec. 8, with the eastern regions facing the toughest situation, Ukraine’s biggest power grid operator Ukrenergo reported on Facebook on Dec. 8.

“Power consumption limits have been established for local branches. Those limits were exceeded in some oblasts already in the morning, thus turning on the emergency shutdowns mode,” the message said.

The situation is complicated by weather conditions: in many regions in the west of the country there is frost, rain with snow and strong gusts of wind, which causes icing of wires and damage to them.

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“At the moment, the most difficult situation remains in the eastern region – in the evening, the enemy again subjected several districts to massive artillery attack. Whenever possible, an examination of the power grid is carried out. After receiving permission from the military, repair work will begin,” Ukrenergo said.

Emergency and restoration work continues around the clock in Kyiv and Odesa regions. The process of reconnecting household consumers continues in the city of Odesa.

Serhiy Kovalenko, the general director of energy provider YASNO, previously said that Ukraine will be able to return to regular electricity supplies no sooner than the end of March 2023, if the grid can be stabilized over the winter and spring periods.

On Dec. 5, the Russian Federation launched a new massive missile attack on Ukraine. The Ukrainian Air Force reported that the Ukrainian army shot down more than 60 of more than 70 missiles fired by the Russian military.

Damage to energy facilities was reported in Odesa, Vinnytsia, Kyiv and Mykolaiv oblasts.

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