April 4, 2024, 15:31

Volodymyr Kudrytskyi: Decentralization of electricity generation capacities is a way to protect the power grid from massive missile terror

Instead of dozens of large power plants, it is necessary to build hundreds of smaller facilities of various types, which, due to their dispersion, will be more resilient to enemy attacks.

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

“If we are talking about electricity generation, the Ukrainian power grid is highly dependent on a small number of power plants. And the destruction of these power plants is exactly what the enemy is doing. This concentration of power generation in just a few locations is what leads to serious problems when the enemy uses massive shelling. Therefore, we as power grid operators are responsible for modeling the power system for the future – what needs to be done, how the power grid should be developed. This modeling, these calculations are done by Ukrenergo, and we understand that the only sustainable way to secure the energy system from massive missile terror is to decentralize generating capacities. That is, instead of having 15 or 20 large power plants, we will need to build hundreds of small ones that will be more resilient to these attacks due to being dispersed,” explained Volodymyr Kudrytskyi.

According to the Chairman of the Board of NEC Ukrenergo, with dispersed power generation the current rate of enemy rockets hitting a limited number of facilities would be less damaging for the grid, as opposed to the situation when it depends on a small number of power plants.

In particular, distributed power generation will contribute to the stability of energy supply for the Ukrainian cities targeted by the enemy with the aim of depriving them of electricity.

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