2 Feb 2023 13:51

Ukrenergo raises power consumption limits in Ukraine's regions

MOSCOW. Feb 2 (Interfax) - The Ukrenergo power grid operator raised, albeit very slightly, the daytime and nighttime electricity consumption limits in Ukraine's regions for Thursday, February 2, several regional distribution system operators said.

Thus, Ukrenergo has lifted the daytime limits for the fourth consecutive day, Ukrainian media said. As regards the nighttime limits, they have alternately been raised and lowered over the past few days.

According to DTEK, Thursday's limits will make it possible to adhere to hourly schedules in the regions where the DTEK distribution system operators are present, i.e. in Kiev and the Kiev and Dnepropetrovsk regions, while emergency power outages will persist in the Odessa region, where local power infrastructure was seriously damaged.

The Prikarpatyeoblenergo and Poltavaoblenergo, in turn, said on social media that hourly schedules would also be used on Thursday.

Over the past few days, Ukrenergo has not reported emergency blackouts caused by limit overruns. This may be due to electricity saving and electricity imports, which began on a regular basis from January 15 and became daily from January 25. A total of 60,000 megawatt-hours of electricity were imported in January, and 10,500 megawatt-hours on February 1.