28 Oct 2022 13:14

Ukrenergo cancels emergency blackouts in Kiev region, city of Kiev warned about lengthy power supply restrictions - DTEK

MOSCOW. Oct 28 (Interfax) - The Ukrainian national electricity transmission operator Ukrenergo has cancelled emergency blackouts in the Kiev region, which were started on October 27 due to substantial damage caused to the power supply infrastructure, DTEK Kiev Regional Power Grids reported.

"Since 0:45 a.m. October 28, all households in the Kiev region have been supplied with electricity," Ukrainian media reported with reference to the company's website on Friday.

At the same time, DTEK Kiev Power Grids reported that emergency blackouts in Kiev continued on the morning of October 28 in line with Ukrenergo's directives.

"Due to substantial damage and misbalance in the power system, longer blackouts are possible. The schedules of stabilizing blackouts drawn up yesterday are irrelevant for now," the company said on social media.

The company admitted that the situation in the power grids remains challenging and urged customers to consume electricity reasonably, including by switching on power-consuming devices alternately and limiting power consumption as much as possible between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. and between 5:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.

"We ask business clients to limit the use of outdoor illumination of the facades of their offices, restaurants, and shopping centers," DTEK said.

Sergei Kovalenko, CEO of the YASNO power supply company, said 320,000 residential houses inhabited by about 1 million people in Kiev, as well as over 500,000 houses in the Kiev region, were temporarily cut off from power supply on October 27.

"There are currently no timeframes within which power supply can be normalized," Ukrainian media quoted Kovalenko as saying on his social account.