25 Nov 2022 15:04

Power shortage in Ukraine's energy system down to 30% on Friday - Ukrenergo

MOSCOW. Nov 25 (Interfax) - The power shortage in the Ukrainian energy system decreased to 30% as of the morning of Friday, November 25, Ukrainian media said, citing Ukrenergo, the operator of Ukraine's high-voltage transmission lines.

"As of 11:00 a.m., electricity producers covered more than 70% of consumption needs in the country. Electricity supply has been restored first of all to critical infrastructure in all regions: boiler facilities, gas distribution stations, water utilities, and purification stations. Electric public transport is functioning in a number of regions," Ukrenergo said.

The country's nuclear power plants are picking up capacity, and the electricity needs of the Zaporozhye (NPP) have been covered.

"Despite the damage that was sustained, thermal and hydropower plants, central heating and power plants are operating. Some 'green' generation facilities are also working," the company said. However, all regions of Ukraine are facing scheduled power cuts and emergency blackouts because of the power shortage, it said.

As reported, the power shortage in Ukraine's energy system stood at 50% on Thursday evening.