25 Mar 2024 16:36

Ukrenergo loses around 100 mln euros in recent days - CEO

MOSCOW. March 25 (Interfax) - NEC Ukrenergo's losses tentatively reach 90 million euros to 100 million euros in the recent days, Ukrenergo CEO Vladimir Kudritsky said.

"According to tentative estimates, the losses reach at least 90 million euros to 100 million euros if we talk only about Ukrenergo's high-voltage equipment," Ukrainian media quoted Kudritsky as saying on social media on Sunday.

Ukrenergo plans to complete restoration efforts on the most damaged facilities in western, southern and central regions in the near future and lift the residual power supply restrictions still in place in some regions over the next few days, he said.

"The difficult situation remains in three regions. In the Kharkov region, together with regional power utility specialists, we have found non-standard technical solutions on how to power the city and the region and give more power. It is still insufficient, so we have to distribute the available volumes of electricity among consumers according to a certain schedule. Now we are maximally focused on building up our capabilities here," Kudritsky said.

The power supply restrictions applied by the Ukrenergo dispatch center in the Odessa and Dnepropetrovsk regions are in effect in some areas, he said.

Kudritsky explained that this is a forced measure needed to stabilize the situation in the regions, and it may take several days.

"In those regions where power supply is being gradually restored, it is very important to comply with the regime of economical consumption and not to turn on all electrical appliances at once. This will help not to create an excessive load on the power system, which is still recovering," Kudritsky said.

After the damage to the Dnepr HPP, TPPs, substations, trunk and distribution networks in almost half of Ukraine's regions on March 22, electricity supplies had to be limited.