16 Jan 2023 13:21

Ukrenergo reports growing power supply shortage, reduced limits, emergency outages in 5 regions

MOSCOW. Jan 16 (Interfax) - Power supply shortage in the Ukrainian grid has grown significantly due to damage caused to power plants, the Ukrainian power grid operator Ukrenergo said.

"The shortage in the power system has grown significantly due to a decline in power generation. This is also combined with increasing consumption at the start of the working week," Ukrainian media reported with reference to Ukrenergo's report on Monday.

The situation has called for reducing consumption limits, of which regional grid operators have been notified, Ukrenergo said. In particular, emergency outages occurred in four regions as of 9:00 a.m., and this number increased to five by 10:00 a.m. Emergency outages are also possible in other parts of the country, it said.

"The situation has been complicated by weather conditions (gusty winds, iced wires). There have also been outages in the central region because of damage caused to distribution grids," Ukrenergo said.