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Power restriction schedules will return from Monday – DTEK

13 February , 2023  

A combination of several factors: increased generation, reduced consumption due to the weekend and warm weather, as well as network repairs contributed to the absence of blackouts on Sunday, but Ukrainians still need to prepare for the application of power supply limitation schedules on weekdays, DTEK executive director Dmitry Sakharuk said.
“A combination of several factors allows today, on a particular day, not to limit consumption. But tomorrow, when it will be a working day and consumption will increase, schedules of cut-offs will be used,” Sakharuk said on the air of the National Telethon Unified News on Sunday.
At the same time, he explained that the increase of the generation and its supply was due to the return to the system of some thermal and nuclear units, the increase of the production of electricity by solar power plants due to the favorable weather conditions, as well as the networks repaired “thanks to the titanic work of energy specialists.
On the other hand, according to him, a positive role is played by warming, prolongation of the day and reduction of consumption due to the weekends.
At the same time Sakharuk specified that in addition to balance outages, that is, generation restrictions, there are also network restrictions, because of which in some areas there may still be outages.
“We still have a lot of places that were severely affected by the shelling and which have not been repaired completely, for example, Odessa, Kyiv region, Kharkiv region, Zaporizhia,” the DTEK top manager noted.
As it was reported, now all the nine nuclear power units available after the occupation of Zaporizhzhya NPP are in operation: over the last few days, the power system received additional 1220 MW of capacity after repair of one of the nuclear power units and 220 MW of additional capacity of another one due to the completion of repair of the turbine generator.