14 Mar 2023 14:47

Stabilizing power outages possible in Kiev and in Zhitomir, Kharkov, Kiev regions on Tuesday - Ukrenergo

MOSCOW. March 14 (Interfax) - Hourly power outage schedules can be applied at peak hours in the Zhitomir and Kharkov regions on Tuesday because of transmission limitations, Ukrainian media reported with reference to the national power grid operator Ukrenergo's social media post.

"Transmission limitations still persist in the Zhitomir and Kharkov regions because of damage caused to the grids on March 9. With growing consumption in those regions at peak hours, hourly outage schedules can be applied," it said.

Emergency outages are also possible in the city of Kiev and in the Kiev region to eliminate the risk of equipment overload, it said.

"In other regions, there are no restrictions in Ukrenergo's grids that might require consumption limitation. No consumption limits were set for the region," it said.

The situation in some parts of the Chernigov and Sumy regions remains problematic, it said.

At the same time, Ukrenergo said power generation in Ukraine on Tuesday was sufficient to completely cover consumer demand.

"All types of power plants are operating. The amount of electricity produced is enough to cover consumption. Small imports are also continuing. Work is going on to resume the operations of damaged power plants," it said.