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How Russia's strike on Dnipro Hydroelectric Station will affect next heating season?

22 March, 2024 Friday
20:36

Former Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Yuriy Prodan reports serious damage to the Zaporizhzhia HPP-2 after two direct missile hits, which could lead to critical problems with energy supply in the coming fall and winter

He said this on Espreso.

"As for today's impact on the energy sector, we have actually lost quite a significant amount of generation, not only at the Dnipro pumped storage plant, but it is not critical, because consumption has already decreased, and it is possible to compensate for this temporary, I hope, loss of power through imports," explained the former Energy Minister.

According to him, the second station at Dnipro Hydroelectric Station was severely damaged, as there were two direct hits by Russian missiles. It is not yet known to what extent the second part of the plant, namely HPP-2, will be able to continue operating.

"It produces just a little more than half the power of the entire Dnipro Hydroelectric Station, and this power is quite serious and is close to the power of a nuclear unit. If it is lost for a long time, and this is a maneuvering deficit capacity, it will be a rather serious problem, I think, for the next autumn and winter period and for the capacity regulation that will be carried out in Ukraine," Prodan summarized.

  • On the morning of March 22, Russia launched the largest attack on Zaporizhzhia within a year, leaving at least three killed and ten more wounded.
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