2 Apr 2024 15:59

Ukrainian Energy Ministry: No electricity shortage nationwide, but hour-by-hour outages still applied in Kharkov

MOSCOW. April 2 (Interfax) - There is no electricity shortage in Ukraine as a whole, but hour-by-hour outages are still being applied in Kharkov owing to grid transmission limitations, Ukrainian media have reported with reference to the Energy Ministry's social media post.

A thermal power plant unit has been stopped for emergency repairs due to a malfunction, it said.

Owing to sunny weather and intensive generation by solar power plants on Monday, the national power grid operator Ukrenergo reduced load on renewable energy facilities amounting in total to 1,264 MW/h.

In addition, some equipment at a high-voltage substation in the Kirovograd region caught fire, and a 330 kV overhead transmission line was disconnected in the Dnepropetrovsk region. Repairs are ongoing now.

Ukraine plans to import 10,867 MW/h of electricity on Tuesday, compared to 14,296 MW/h on Monday. While the country recently resumed exports of small amounts of electricity, no exports have taken place in the past two days.

As of Tuesday morning, 398 populated areas across Ukraine had no electricity, Ukrenergo said.