Ukraine is likely to live in blackout mode until the end of March – YASNO

Ukraine is likely to live in blackout mode until the end of March – YASNO
Ukraine is likely to live in blackout mode until the end of March – YASNO

According to the CEO of the company, there are several scenarios for the development of events in the Ukrainian energy sector.

Sergey Kovalenko, CEO of energy supplier YASNO, said that Ukraine would likely have to live with constant power outages until at least the end of March.

As he wrote on his Facebook page, on November 21, he again had to resort to various shutdowns. We started with a stabilization schedule, but in the afternoon the company received new restrictions from Ukrenergo, and emergency shutdowns had to be introduced.

“Today’s maximum restrictions are 391 MW, more than 953,000 customers have been disconnected. Despite the bad weather, power engineers are now trying their best to complete the recovery before even more cold weather. And although there are fewer outages now, I want everyone to understand: most likely to live in Ukrainians will have to shutdown at least until the end of March,” Kovalenko said.

According to him, there are several scenarios for the development of events in the Ukrainian energy sector.

“The baseline scenario is this: if there are no new attacks on the power grid, then under the current conditions of electricity generation, the power shortage can be evenly distributed throughout the country. This means that blackouts will be everywhere, but less long,” he explained.

At the same time, there are other predictions. They depend on attacks from Russia.

“For example, positive: no new attacks occur, the previous level of generation returns. Then we will most likely have plenty of electricity, so we can refuse to shutdowns at all. Negative will be if the network is severely damaged due to attacks. Then we will have to use not only hourly stabilization shutdowns, but also emergency ones, due to which there may be no electricity for a very long time,” Kovalenko summed up.

Energy situation in Ukraine

Due to the constant attacks by the Russian Federation on energy facilities in Ukraine, planned and emergency blackouts have been introduced.

President Volodymyr Zelensky stressed that the Russian Federation’s missile strikes on Ukraine’s critical infrastructure are tantamount to the use of weapons of mass destruction. He added that the Russians want to destroy the energy infrastructure of Ukraine, depriving the Ukrainians of water and heat in the winter.

The Ministry of Energy noted that despite the active enemy rocket attacks on the Ukrainian energy infrastructure, the situation with the country’s energy supply is under control.

At the same time, DTEK CEO Maxim Timchenko urged Ukrainians to consider leaving the country for the winter. According to him, this will help save electricity after damage to almost half of Ukraine’s energy system by massive Russian missile strikes.

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