20 Dec 2022 14:23

Power shortage in Kiev stands at over 50% - Ukrenergo

MOSCOW. Dec 20 (Interfax) - Less than half of Kiev's electricity needs are being met now, and a significant capacity shortage persists in the city's energy system, the Ukrenergo power grid operator said.

"A considerable capacity deficit remains in the energy system as of this morning. Less than half of the capital's power needs are being met. Supplying power to critical infrastructure remains a priority," Ukrainian media outlets quoted Ukrenergo as saying in a social media post on Tuesday.

At the same time, the company hopes that on Tuesday it will be able to start using certain equipment that will help somewhat increase the reliability of power supply, lower the capacity shortage in Kiev's energy system and restore electricity to a larger number of consumers.

"Repair teams of Ukrenergo, generation companies and distribution system operations are making every effort to improve power supply," it said.

As reported, general director of the Yasno power supplier Sergei Kovalenko said on Monday evening that it was possible to meet only 20% of households' electricity needs in the capital, which is why staying without electricity for ten hours in today's reality for Kiev.