Power supply in Ukraine resumed, restrictions applied in Zhitomir region
MOSCOW. March 13 (Interfax) - Power supply was restored in all parts of Ukraine as of 11:00 a.m. Monday, although restrictions were still in place for some categories of customers in the Zhitomir region, the Ukrainian Energy Ministry said.
"The situation in the energy system has been stabilized, and generation has been producing power reserve. However, there could still be restrictions in some regions due to repairs of grids," Ukrainian media quoted Energy Minister German Galushchenko's statement circulated by the ministry's press service.
As of the morning of March 13, all customers were supplied with electricity in parts of the Kharkov region, and power supply in the Nikolayev region was fully normalized, it said.
At the same time, Ukrainian media reported with reference to the national power grid operator Ukrenergo that repairs of damage caused on March 9 were proceeding in the Zhitomir and Kharkov regions.
In addition, emergency outages caused by equipment overload were triggered in some parts of the city of Kiev and the Kiev region.
"Hourly outage schedules could be applied in the Zhitomir and Kharkov region when consumption grows at peak hours," Ukrenergo said.
Customers earlier cut off from power supply because of adverse weather conditions, including gusty winds, have been gradually powered up in the Zhitomir and Sumy regions.
"No restrictions of power consumption have been imposed and no limits have been set in other regions. The volume of electricity being generated is enough to cover the needs of all customers," Ukrenergo said.