As of 10:00 a.m. on January 10, electricity consumption in Ukraine increased due to low temperatures, exacerbated by strong winds in most regions. Consumption by industry and business, which is normal for the working day, also increased. As a result, the power deficit increased, including at night.
In order to ensure balance in the energy system, consumption limits have been brought to the oblasts, which apply throughout the day – from 00:00 to 24:00. Unfortunately, in many areas the limits have already been exceeded, so emergency shutdowns are used to maintain the stable operation of the power system.
Also, in some regions due to unfavorable weather conditions (gusty wind), there is damage to the networks of distribution system operators, repair work is underway.
In the front-line regions in the east and south, the situation with electricity supply remains difficult due to significant damage to power grids due to the high activity of hostilities.
Currently, the power system is unable to cover consumption in full due to the damage and occupation by the enemy of a number of power plants that produce electricity, including the Zaporizhzhya NPP, the capacity of which would allow to fully cover the need for electricity.
“Ukrenergo”, electricity producers and operators of distribution systems are constantly working to restore damaged facilities hit by enemy missile and drone attacks.
Please use electricity wisely, use energy-intensive appliances alternately. This makes it possible to reduce the load on the power system and reduce the need to apply restrictions.
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