5 Apr 2023 16:13

Ukrenergo warns of possible power outages of consumers in Zhitomir region

MOSCOW. April 5 (Interfax) - The Ukrenergo national energy company has warned of possible restrictions on electricity consumption in the Zhitomir region due to an increase in the load on the equipment in operation, as well as a reduction in electricity generation from renewable sources.

"There are no restrictions in other regions yet," Ukrainian media reported, citing information on social media.

In general, as of April 5, electricity consumption remains at the level of last week's Wednesday, while the power generation fully provides both consumption and capacity reserve.

At the same time, the company emphasized that due to damage to pivotal high-voltage substations, the reliability of power supply to consumers in most Ukrainian regions has drastically diminished. In this regard, Ukrenergo is asking for careful consumption of electricity, in particular, if possible, evenly distribute the use of powerful devices throughout the day.

As previously reported, as of April 3, Ukrenergo reported the completion of repair work in the trunk grids after the damage caused on March 9, and in this regard, it said there were no restrictions on them and refused to apply outages to consumers in all regions.