9 Feb 2023 13:23

Ukrenergo does not limit power consumption in Ukraine for several hours on Feb 9 - grid operators

MOSCOW. Feb 9 (Interfax) - The Ukrenergo power grid operator has not introduced electricity consumption limits for the period between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 9, Ukrainian media said, citing distribution system operators.

"The existing limits make it possible not to restrict electricity consumption between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. If the load rises, stabilizing power cuts may be used in accordance with the schedule," DTEK said on social media early on Thursday morning.

For Kiev, the power consumption limit for the period between midnight and 10:00 a.m. was set at 845 MW, and at 1,027 MW between 3:00 p.m. and midnight, it said. For the Kiev region, these limits are 774 MW and 823 MW, respectively, and for the Dnepropetrovsk region, they are 1,533 MW and 1,595 MW, respectively.

According to DTEK, such limits make it possible to use only stabilizing schedules during the day. At the same time, the power supply situation is difficult in Odessa and its region following an accident at an Ukrenergo electrical substation, it said.