Ukrainian state and people should prepare for the onset of harsh winter. We expect hostile shelling targeting Ukraine’s energy infrastructure to be resumed
Preparations for the heating season are currently underway. Teams of experts are repairing damaged equipment and waiting for the delivery of high-voltage equipment. Oleksandr Kharchenko, Director at the Energy Industry Research Center, made this statement at a briefing at the Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform that the first transformers should be delivered in August and the rest to be expected after November.
“high-voltage transformers manufacturers failed to produce and brought to Ukraine a large number of electrical units in time. That is why the power grid repairs are now taking place upon receiving, as follows: ‘it arrives – being installed – on standby’. However, this does not mean the repair teams are sitting idly by. They are busy and working hard to keep our power grid operating,” emphasized Oleksandr Kharchenko.
In addition, Ukraine continues tacking fuel, coal, and gas stocks to keep citizens warm during the heating season. Currently, these energy reserves are sufficient, but the accumulation process is running. Oleksandr Kharchenko, Director at the Energy Industry Research Center, during a briefing at the Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform, also noted that the scope of work for restoration needs that have already taken place cannot recover the stability of the Ukrainian energy system facilities pre-war level.
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