10 Jul 2024 17:45

Outage schedules in Ukraine to be applied round the clock - DTEK

MOSCOW. July 10 (Interfax) - Hour-by-hour power outage schedules in Ukraine will be applied the whole day on Wednesday, in line with a directive by the national power grid operator Ukrenergo, Ukrainian media quoted the DTEK power holding as saying on its social account.

Regional power operators have been told to cut off power supply to two categories of consumers from 1:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. and from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and to three categories during the other time slots on Wednesday, Ukrenergo said.

As reported, electricity consumers in each region in Ukraine are divided into six categories in terms of the amount of energy they are entitled to consume. To compensate for electricity shortage in the grid, the Ukrenergo dispatch center decides how many categories of consumers should be cut off from power in all regions simultaneously, while the regional power operators in each region decide how long these outages should continue and which categories of consumers be cut off from power within a particular time slot.

Media have reported citing Ukrenergo's post that electricity consumption nationwide is continuing to rise because of hot weather.

On Tuesday, July 9, the power consumption peak was 5.4% higher than the identical indicator on July 8. Considering this, the company urged customers to use electricity economically.

Ukrenergo also said it applied for emergency power supplies from Poland and Slovakia to reduce the scope of outages on Tuesday. It also plans to apply for such supplies from European countries on Wednesday evening.