Blackouts in Ukraine due to Russian attacks will be temporary - Ukraine's Energy Minister
Ukraine's Energy Minister Herman Halushchenko says that power outages in Ukraine caused by Russian attacks are likely to be temporary
He shared the information on the United News telethon, the Government portal quotes.
"The only threat to a systemic failure in the power grid is Russian attacks. But even if there is a critical impact on the power system due to attacks, blackouts will be temporary," Halushchenko emphasized. He also noted there is currently an increase in electricity consumption, even compared to the same period in 2021. Given the situation, power companies are asking consumers to use electricity more economically.
"It is important that people understand that we are at war. Therefore, we need to use electricity efficiently, especially during peak hours. There were no scheduled outages. Only those settlements that suffered from the destruction caused by the hostilities temporarily had no power supply," the minister added.
At the same time, the Energy Minister said that due to the loss of generation facilities, colder weather and increased usage, there was a shortage of about 1% of consumption on certain days.
- In September, Herman Halushchenko said the Ukrainian energy system was fully prepared for the autumn-winter period.
- On December 7, the Ukrainian power system faced a power shortage, which resulted in emergency assistance from Europe. Ukrainians were urged to reduce electricity consumption.