17 Jan 2023 16:13

Power supply shortage still in place in Ukraine's grid, emergency outages triggered in 6 regions - Ukrenergo

MOSCOW. Jan 17 (Interfax) - Emergency power outages occurred in six regions across Ukraine as of Tuesday morning after power consumption limits were exceeded there, Ukrainian media have reported with reference to the power grid operator Ukrenergo's social media post.

Considerable power shortage in the system remains in place, especially during morning and evening consumption peaks, it said.

"There have also been outages in local distribution grids due to adverse weather conditions (gusty wind, iced wires), and work is being done to resume supply," Ukrenergo said.

All distribution grid operators have been given daily consumption limits, based on which they draw up scheduled hourly outage schedules to make sure that consumption in their regions does not exceed these limits, it said.

Ukrenergo on Tuesday slightly adjusted the limits set for regional operators compared to Monday by increasing nighttime limits by 1% and reducing daytime limits by 2%.

In particular, the Poltava regional power operator said the Tuesday consumption limit in the region was set at 395 MW at nighttime (from midnight to 7:00 a.m. local time) and 440 MW at daytime (from 7:00 a.m. to midnight).

On January 16, those limits were 390 MW and 450 MW respectively.

The Trans-Carpathian (Prykarpattia) regional power operator said its Tuesday nighttime limit was set at 201.1 MW and daytime limit at 269 MW, compared to 198.92 MW and 275.33 MW on Monday.