Volodymyr Kudrytskyi, Chairman of the Board of NEC Ukrenergo, Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform
June 28, 2023, 15:46

Electricity shortage expected in summer, autumn and winter – Volodymyr Kudrytskyi

If last year it was possible to export Ukrainian electricity to Europe, then this summer, autumn and winter there will be a shortage.

Volodymyr Kudrytskyi, Chairman of the Board of NEC Ukrenergo, made this statement during a briefing at Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform.

“The reasons for this shortage are also known, it is damage to thermal and hydroelectric power plants. No large thermal hydroelectric plant in this country has escaped damage to one degree or another. And this is certainly a repair campaign that continues at nuclear power plants in order to maximize their output in winter,” he noted.

According to Volodymyr Kudrytskyi, more shortages will be observed in the system in the near future. He says that balancing will be achieved by utilizing additional power units fueled with natural gas and by importing electricity from Europe.

“But in the summer, of course, we also have the need to cover the consumption of both households and industrial consumers. And if we usually have more electricity than we need in summer, sometimes even a surplus. And even last year we were able to export electricity to Europe, but we must understand that this summer, this fall and winter our system will have more shortages. That is, we will need to balance it by using certain additional factors. And such main additional factors, besides saving electricity by consumers, are the use of additional power units on natural gas and the import of electricity from Europe.” 

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