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“Ukrenergo” warns that power outages could be longer

15 January , 2023  

As of 11:00 a.m., the energy infrastructure is resuming after Russia’s 12th missile strike, with repair work continuing at all facilities damaged by shelling, NEC Ukrenergo said
According to its daily social media update, thermal power plants whose units the Russians tried to target have stopped or reduced their electricity production due to enemy damage, resulting in an increased deficit in the energy system.
“This forced a slight reduction in consumption limits, proportional to all regions. Restrictions are in effect throughout the day,” Ukrenergo noted in its Telegram Channel.
They warned that if the limits are exceeded, emergency shutdowns will be applied, which means that for consumers, the timing of outages may increase.
Ukrenergo pointed out that clarifications on the situation in a particular region or locality could be obtained from the website of the local distribution network operator (oblenergos).
As reported, the operators of the electricity distribution system notified that on Sunday, January 15, “Ukrenergo” has kept the round-the-clock limits of energy consumption for regional electricity distribution companies (oblenergos), returned from January 14, and lowered them by about 19% at night and by 11% during the day.
As Poltavaoblenergo reported on Facebook, in particular, it was given a night limit (from 00:00 to 7:00) of 358 MW of power in the region, and from 7:00 to 24:00 – 430 MW, while on January 14, the limits were 442 MW and 485 MW respectively.
For its part, Prykarpattyaoblenergo notified that it also again received the night limit from 00:00 to 7:00 – 182.6 MW, while the daytime limit for the rest of the day is 262.89 MW. On January 14, Ukrenergo brought the company the limits of 225.2 MW and 296.48 MW, respectively.
Earlier, Ukrenergo noted that the weekend and warming gave hope for easing the limits, but due to another massive Russian missile strike on Saturday, they had to increase them on the contrary.
According to DTEK, Russian invaders shelled two of the company’s thermal power plants, one of which stopped producing electricity.
They noted that no one was injured, but as a result of the attack, which was the 26th for the company, the TPP equipment was damaged – the occupiers hit the turbine room of the power unit of one of the affected TPPs, destroying one of the power units. Other power units were also damaged.
Overall, the 12th massive missile attack on Ukraine’s energy sector on January 14 recorded hits in five regions: Kyiv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Vinnytsia, Lviv and Kharkiv, Ukrenergo reported.