24 Jan 2023 18:42

Ukrainian power system in difficult but manageable condition - PM

MOSCOW. Jan 24 (Interfax) - The state of Ukraine's power system remains challenging but under control, Ukrainian media reported citing Prime Minister Denis Shmygal.

"The state of the energy system remains difficult but manageable [...] We have lost some more power generating capacity [...] Therefore, energy consumption limits should be complied with and emergency outages should be resorted to if they are exceeded," Ukrainian media quoted Shmygal as saying at a government meeting on Tuesday.

Ukraine and its allies continue to coordinate the rehabilitation and enhance the sustainability of the energy infrastructure, he said.

"Today, there will be a meeting of the so-called energy Ramstein. This format of meetings has been set up to address three key tasks. The first is to accelerate ongoing repairs to restore generation and distribution volumes. The second is to help decentralize the energy system and make it less vulnerable. The third is to help Ukraine introduce new energy efficiency programs," Shmygal said.

Ukraine was working with its partners to increase the supply of auto transformers, switchgear, generators and other equipment, he said. "We are jointly developing new tools to support households seeking to use alternative energy sources. We are striving to increase imports of electricity from Europe. We will shortly have great technical capabilities for this. We expect our partners to financially support this initiative," he said.