1 Mar 2023 11:42

Ukrainian grid operators not planning to introduce power consumption limits for Wednesday

MOSCOW. March 1 (Interfax) - No electricity consumption limits have been introduced in Ukraine's regions for March 1, which means that they will be absent for the 18th consecutive day due to the stabilization of the Ukrainian energy system, Ukrainian media said, citing regional distribution system operators.

"We are entering spring without these limits. Ukrenergo has not imposed electricity consumption limits in Volyn for March 1," the Volyn region's distribution system operator said.

Hourly power cuts may be used only if Ukrenergo, Ukraine's power grid operator, changes the power consumption limits for Volyn for certain hours during the day in order to balance the energy system and to avert equipment breakdowns, the distribution system operator said on social media.

The absence of electricity consumption limits for March 1 and hence the absence of scheduled power outages were reported on social media by the distribution system operators in the Sumy, Zaporozhye, Poltava, and Chernovtsy regions, as well as the DTEK group with regard to Kiev, the Kiev, Dnepropetrovsk and Odessa regions.

This time, DTEK did not say anything specific about Odessa and the Odessa areas, which were left without electricity throughout Monday, February 27, because of a transmission system accident. The company only said that due to the damage sustained by Ukrenergo's networks, power outrages are possible in certain load centers if electricity consumption increases.