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Power, communications, water and heat supply almost completely restored in Kiev – authorities

Electricity, communications, water and heat supply have been almost completely restored in the Ukrainian capital as of Sunday morning, the press service of the Kiev city military administration said.
“Repair work on the power grid system is in its final stages. As of this morning, most residents of the city are not only with light, but also without emergency and even stabilization shutdowns,” the report said.
It specifies that all this is due to “restored, stable power supply and low power consumption by subscribers.”
“On the scale of the capital water supply, heat supply, communications – everything is working in a normal mode. Only local emergency situations are likely,” the administration concluded.

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Power outage in Ukraine halted milk processing industry – analyst

Russian missile strikes on Ukraine have left the country’s dairy industry without electricity, resulting in the shutdown of enterprises and disrupted mechanism of product sales, so spot prices for milk in this period can be considered tentative.
As dairy industry analyst Maxim Fasteev said in his Telegram channel, the massive rocket attacks on Ukraine once again show how important the factor of generators availability at the enterprises is now, and this factor will be relevant in the coming months as well.
“Some Ukrainian plants, as well as the population, were left without electricity for almost a day, milk trucks, in some cases, are still waiting for unloading of raw milk (it is good that at least the air temperature helps to preserve the quality of the goods). There is no possibility to resell raw milk, because all processors are in the same conditions. This is all the consequences of another wave of missile strikes of the terrorist country (already officially) on the Ukrainian civil infrastructure,” the expert wrote.
According to his data, milk processing companies continue to meet their obligations on the levels of procurement prices, but in the secondary market is not an issue of value now, because demand for the product is completely absent. Thus, the current spot price of raw milk in Ukraine can be considered conditional.
“Ukrainian exchange commodity prices in the domestic market remain under pressure from lower export (European) quotes, but there are no changes in the skimmed milk powder (SOM)/oil equivalent compared to last week due to the moderate strengthening of the hryvnia against the euro,” the analyst specified in the report.
In addition, last week the spot price of Ukrainian raw milk compared to the EU products was by 38% lower, while during the previous week this indicator was 34%, and the difference of milk equivalents (EM) of REM / butter was 21% (in the previous week -23%).
The expert reminded that the indicator of milk equivalent (EM) – recalculation of the current (spot) cost of dairy commodities in the equivalent of a basic kilogram of raw milk, taking into account the costs and standards of production of these goods.

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In Ukraine demand for autonomous solar power plants up 10 times among public amid power outages

In Ukraine, due to problems with energy supply caused by shelling of energy facilities and infrastructure, a significant increase in demand for autonomous solar stations, both domestic and industrial, is recorded, Artem Semenyshyn, executive director of the Solar Energy Association of Ukraine, said.
“According to the results of our analysis based on data from the main suppliers and distributors of equipment, for domestic SPPs, demand for autonomous stations increased approximately 10 times, for industrial ones – 4-5 times,” he said, answering questions from a journalist from the Energy Reform Internet portal during a thematic online seminar in Kyiv on Wednesday.
At the same time, he noted that traditionally demand for grid inverters, which make it possible to supply electricity to the grid at a feed-in tariff, significantly prevailed over the demand for autonomous ones, providing personal power consumption.
At the same time, according to him, due to a sharp increase in demand in Ukraine, there is a shortage of the necessary equipment.
“There is not even enough equipment available. Here we compete for consignments of equipment with Europe, where the demand for solar power plants is also growing,” Semenyshyn said, expressing the hope that the situation with such equipment will improve in the coming months.
At the same time, he drew attention to the need to stimulate the development of small solar generation for personal consumption, given the situation with energy supply in the country.
At the same time, he pointed out that an autonomous solar power plant of the appropriate capacity has several advantages over diesel generators.
“For example, a battery has a response time of milliseconds, while a generator needs 1-3 seconds. In the case of a hospital, in particular, the switching speed is important in order to maintain certain settings of medical equipment. In addition, large generators consume a huge amount of expensive fuel, and the solar power plant battery can also be charged from the grid when there is electricity,” Semenyshyn explained.


Power cuts canceled in Kyiv – DTEK

DTEK Kyiv Grids announced the cancellation of stabilization power outages in Kyiv by Sunday morning.
DTEK Kyiv Electric Grids returned electricity to all consumers who were subjected to stabilization blackouts by order of NPC Ukrenergo from 09:20 on October 22 to 00:36 on October 23. All houses in Kyiv with light,” the company said on its website on Sunday.
For his part, Serhiy Kovalenko, CEO of the energy supplier YASNO, on his Facebook, among other things, announced the cancellation of shutdowns in Kyiv.
“End energy alarm in Kyiv,” he wrote, advising to keep an eye on the company’s announcements to have time to prepare for possible outages.
DTEK Kyiv Regional Electric Grids and DTEK Donetsk Grids also reported that by Sunday morning all their clients, to whom stabilization restrictions were applied by order of Ukrenergo, also had electricity due to their cancellation.
On Sunday morning, the head of the Rivne OVA, Vitaliy Koval, said that during the night, power engineers managed to connect most of the subscribers to the power supply, to whom it was limited due to Russian attacks on the power system. “Now we are working on connecting another 24,750 subscribers. These are, in particular, residents of the village of Zarya, Alexandria, Klevan, Orzhei, Shpanov, Shubkov and others,” he wrote on his Facebook.
At the same time, all publications continue to call on Ukrainians, both the population and businesses, to save electricity as much as possible and not create additional load on the networks during peak hours.
As reported, as a result of damage to the energy infrastructure of Ukraine as a result of the morning large-scale air attacks of Russian troops on October 22, NPC Ukrenergo was forced to impose power supply restrictions in Kyiv and ten regions. According to the company, the scale of destruction on that day is comparable to or greater than that inflicted on the energy system on October 10-12. Earlier, Energy Minister German Galushchenko said that Russian air attacks on energy systems, which have intensified since October 10, have damaged 30-40% of the total national energy infrastructure. According to his calculations, approximately half of the thermal generation capacity was damaged, due to which Ukraine lost 4,000 MW of capacity.

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Head of US Agency for International Development arrived in Kyiv

Head of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Samantha Power has arrived in Kyiv.

“I just arrived in Kyiv, Ukraine. This is a critical moment for the Ukrainian people as they defend their freedom from brutal attacks, liberate occupied lands, prepare for winter, and strengthen democratic institutions and the rule of law. USAID now and always stands with Ukraine,” Power wrote on Twitter.


Power unit No. 5 of Zaporozhye NPP is connected to energy system – Energoatom

Power unit No. 5 of the Zaporizhzhya NPP, which was shut down in an emergency on September 1, is back in operation, Energoatom reported.
“Today, September 2, 2022, the 5th power unit of the Zaporizhzhya NPP, which was turned off on September 1 in the morning as a result of another mortar attack by the Russian occupation forces at the ZNPP site, was connected to the power grid at 13:10,” Energoatom’s Telegram channel reported. on Friday.
According to the report, the increase in power continues.
“The station has two power units (No. 5, 6 – ER), which produce electricity for the needs of Ukraine. There are no comments on the operation of equipment and security systems,” the company said.

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