24 Jan 2023 13:28

Ukraine slightly increases power generation, but supply shortage still exists - Ukrenergo

MOSCOW. Jan 24 (Interfax) - Power consumption in Ukraine on Tuesday, January 24, remained at the level set for Monday, while its generation has slightly increased, Ukrainian media have reported with reference to the national power grid operator Ukrenergo.

Nevertheless, the power system is still experiencing a substantial shortage in power supply, the company said in an annual update on social media.

"All regional grid operators have been given consumption limits effective for a 24-hour period. Exceeding the limits poses the risk of accidents in the power system, and therefore, emergency outages occur to prevent them," it said.

At the same time, the restoration of a 330 kV power transmission line in the southeastern part of the country by Ukrenergo has improved power output by a local power plant, it said.

As reported earlier, Ukrenergo planned to lift power consumption limits in the Poltava and Ivano-Frankovsk regions for one day to measure performance of the local grids, but the tests were later called off because of a power supply shortage, and limits were eventually set for the regions.