Photo by Media Center Ukraine – Odesa: Volodymyr Kudrytskyi, chairman of the board of the National energy company “Ukrenergo”
August 3, 2023, 15:21

A fairly high part of critical infrastructure is provided with independent sources of electricity – CEO of NPC Ukrenergo

More detailed information cannot be disclosed for security reasons. This was stated by Volodymyr Kudrytskyi, chairman of the board of the National energy company “Ukrenergo”, at a briefing at the Media Center Ukraine – Odesa.

“It is physically impossible to fully supply all critical infrastructure with independent sources. There are facilities that consume so much energy that there are simply no such generators. These are power plants. Nevertheless, I can say that a fairly significant percentage of the critical infrastructure in Odesa region is provided with autonomous power sources,” – Mr. Kudrytskyi said.

He also added that, according to a rather rough estimate, the power grid is now able to operate at 70-80% of last year’s level, and Ukrenergo specialists are constantly working.

Mr. Kudrytskyi added that there is no shortage in the power system now, the situation is not easy, but so far Ukrenergo does not expect any blackouts due to the lack of electricity. Volodymyr Kudrytskyi also added that the stability of the power system in the future will depend on four factors: the pace of restoration and repair of damaged facilities, engineering protection of energy infrastructure facilities, saving electricity consumption and effective operation of air defense systems.

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