20 Nov 2023 16:11

Over 200 populated localities in Ukraine left without electricity due to bad weather - Ukrenergo

MOSCOW. Nov 20 (Interfax) - Adverse weather such as sleet and strong winds cut off power supply to more than 200 towns and villages in Ukraine's Dnepropetrovsk, Nikolayev, Odessa, Poltava and Sumy regions and the Kiev-controlled part of the Kherson, Donetsk and Zaporozhye regions as of the morning of November 20.

"A spell of bad weather is continuing in the eastern regions. The regional energy system operators' repair teams are working to restore power supply to consumers," Ukrainian media quoted Ukrenergo as saying in a statement on Monday.

In all, 444 populated localities across Ukraine currently remain without electricity for various reasons, Ukrenergo said.

"The amount of electricity produced by Ukrainian power plants is sufficient to cover the needs of all household and industrial consumers. Ukrenergo does not see any reasons for introducing restrictions in the energy system. No consumption caps have been imposed either," the company said.

Ukraine exported 200 MWh electricity to Slovakia and Romania for one hour at midnight on Monday, November 20. A total of 970 MWh of electricity is imported from Slovakia and Romania in the evening hours with a peak capacity of up to 330 MW.