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Bad weather in Ukraine left more than 0.3 mln consumers without power

28 October , 2023  

Due to unfavorable weather conditions, 306,000 consumers were without power on Saturday morning, the Energy Ministry reported.
According to its release, a total of 1,045 settlements in 14 regions – Vinnytsia, Volyn, Dnipropetrovs’k, Zhytomyr, Zakarpattia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kyiv, Lviv, Rivne, Sumy, Ternopil, Khmelnytsky, Chernivtsi, and Chernihiv – were without power.
According to the ministry, most of the consumers in Khmelnytsky region were cut off from power in 400 settlements.
Also, the 750 kV interconnection line with Hungary and 750 kV overhead power lines were out of service in the region.
“Restoration work is underway,” the Ministry of Energy said.
For its part, DTEK energy holding reported that its electricity distribution system operators in Kyiv, Kyiv and Donetsk regions have been switched to an enhanced mode since the night before due to the bad weather.
As reported with reference to DTEK Kyiv Regional Electricity Networks, in Kyiv region, as a result of bad weather, there were emergency power outages, almost 89 thousand families are left without electricity, most of them in Obukhiv, Fastiv and Bucha districts.