Volodymyr Kudrytskyi, Chairman of the Management Board of NPC Ukrenergo, Media Center Ukraine — Ukrinform.
February 16, 2023, 11:59

No power shortage in Ukraine’s electrical grid: Ukrainians experience little to no outages in recent days, but it is too early to relax — Kudrytskyi

Over the last few days, Ukrainians have experienced little to no electricity power outages. Volodymyr Kudrytskyi, Chairman of the Management Board of NPC Ukrenergo, spoke about the stabilization of the situation in the energy system during a briefing at Media Center Ukraine — Ukrinform.

“We did not observe electricity shortages in our energy system and, as operators of the energy system, we did not introduce consumption limits in the regions. In some regions, such as Odesa and Kyiv oblasts, minor or not very large-scale network restrictions on consumption were observed. The reason being that the destroyed networks, which are now actively being restored, still can’t supply 100% of the electricity volumes in order to cover 100% of the consumption at any given time for these areas. But in general, we can say that in recent days the situation in the power system has stabilized and even improved,” — the expert noted.

As for the reasons for the stabilization of the energy situation, Kudrytskyi cited the coordinated  work of energy workers, the cumulative effect of repairs at substations and power plants, warming and the corresponding decrease in consumption, the import of electricity from European countries and the supply of energy equipment from Western partners.

“The situation has been improved, but it is far from being completely stable. There are risks of additional rocket attacks. It is too early to relax: our victory on the energy front is yet to come,” — Kudrytskyi added.

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