Power deficit across Ukraine remains “significant,” national energy company says

Maria Kostenko and Radina Gigova

The power grid deficit across Ukraine remains “significant, especially during the evening peak,” Ukraine’s national energy company, Ukrenergo, said in a statement Thursday.

During the evening peak, power generation can only cover three-fourths of the consumption, Ukrenergo said. “Following each subsequent Russian attack on the energy infrastructure, the restoration becomes more difficult and takes longer.”

“As a reminder, Ukraine’s power system has already survived 12 enemy missile attacks and 14 UAV strikes on power facilities. In addition, more than 10 GW of the main installed capacities are currently inaccessible to the Ukrainian power system and are under enemy control,” Ukrenergo said.

These Russian-occupied plants include:

  • Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, the largest in Ukraine and Europe
  • Zaporizhzhia Thermal Power Plant
  • Luhansk Thermal Power Plant
  • Vuhlehirsk Thermal Power Plant
  • Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant

“In addition, most wind and solar power plants are also located in the temporarily occupied territories of the south of the country,” the company added.

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