26 May 2023 14:15

Settlements in 6 regions of Ukraine left without power after thunderstorm - Energy Ministry

MOSCOW. May 26 (Interfax) - Settlements in six regions of Ukraine have been left without power following a thunderstorm as of May 26.

Part of consumers in the Dnepropetrovsk, Kirovograd, Odesa and Kharkov regions, as well as in the areas controlled by Kiev in the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions, were temporarily left without electricity following a thunderstorm. "According to the weather forecast, a storm warning remains in effect for the current day as well," Ukrainian media outlets quoted the Energy Ministry as saying on Friday.

A total of 23 populated localities were left without electricity in the part of the Donetsk region under Kiev's control, as well as eight populated localities in the part of the Zaporozhye region controlled by Kiev, the ministry said.

Additionally, part of consumers remains cut off power in the Dnepropetrovsk, Sumy and Chernigov regions.

"Light was successfully restored for 32,300 consumers in the past 24 hours," the ministry said.

At the same time, the energy system is operating stably, the Energy Ministry said. The generation fully covers the consumption. There are no electricity shortages.

No electricity export is planned for the current day. Electricity is imported from Slovakia in the amount from 45 to 275 MW.

However, according to the ENTSO-E website, Ukraine is importing electricity from Slovakia for nine hours from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the capacity of 45-275 MW today. Ukraine will receive a total of 1,673 MWh of electricity, which is almost eight times higher than yesterday.