28 Nov 2022 11:51

Deficit of power grid capacity grows to 27% in Ukraine by Monday morning, emergency outages reported nationwide - Ukrenergo

MOSCOW. Nov 28 (Interfax) - A deficit of the Ukrainian power grid's capacity grew from 20% on Sunday morning to 27% on Monday morning, the Ukrainian media said with the reference to a statement by Ukrenergo published on a social network.

"There are emergency power outages across Ukraine amid a swiftly growing deficit in capacity. Emergency shutdowns of units at several power plants have increased the capacity deficit. Meanwhile, consumption is rising due to bad weather," the statement said.

Ukrenergo said it was hoping that causes of emergency shutdowns would be eliminated and the units would resume operation to cut the power grid deficit and to reduce the scope of limits on power consumption.

At the same time, the controlled emergency outages help balance the power grid and prevent power emergencies, it said.

"The scale and difficulty of the damage are huge. Repairs are continuing round the clock," Ukrenergo said.

The Ukrainian power grid is gradually recovering from the blackout that occurred on November 23. The deficit of electric power stood at 50% on Thursday evening. It reduced to 30% on Friday morning, 25% on Saturday morning, and 20% on Sunday morning.