30 Mar 2023 10:54

Power supply restored to Odessa and its region - Ukraine's DTEK company

MOSCOW. March 30 (Interfax) - Specialists of JSC DTEK Odessa Grids restored power supply to nearly 222,000 households in 174 populated localities of the Odessa region during a spell of adverse weather on March 28-29, Ukrainian media outlets said, citing information circulated by the energy holding on social media on Wednesday evening.

"Power supply was restored to 174 populated localities. Seventy-eight brigades, i.e. 234 workers and 85 pieces of equipment, were involved in those efforts," the company said.

In all, brigades repaired 84 power lines, which made it possible to restore power supply to 2,251 electrical substations.

Furthermore, repair efforts have been completed in the past 24 hours and power supply has been resumed to Ukraine's northern, central and southern regions, which have also been affected by severe weather, but brief power outages are still possible in some populated localities of the Odessa and Chernigov regions, Ukrainian media said, citing Energy Minister German Galushchenko.

Power supply has also been restored partly to the Donetsk, Kharkov and Kherson regions, the Energy Ministry said on Telegram on Thursday.

On the whole, the Ukrainian energy system is operating on Thursday with a reserve margin and in the absence of consumption limits, Galushchenko said.

According to reports on Wednesday morning, citing the Ukrenergo power grid operator, adverse weather conditions in Ukraine seriously disrupted power supply in the Zhitomir, Vinnitsa, Khmelnitsky, Chernovtsy, Kiev, Chernigov, Cherkassy, Nikolayev, Odessa, Kirovograd, Dnepropetrovsk, and Sumy regions.