As of the morning of November 29, 368 settlements in 9 regions are without electricity, with the most difficult situation in Odesa, Kherson, Dnipro and Mykolaiv regions. Electricity consumption is growing rapidly. This was reported by Ukrenergo.
Ukrenergo repair teams together with regional power distribution companies continue to restore power supply to consumers in the southern region. The work is hampered by severe weather conditions: snow drifts and ice. The wind has picked up again and it is raining heavily in some places.
The most difficult situation remains in Odesa and Kherson regions. Overnight, due to weather conditions, blackouts were added in Kirovohrad, Mykolaiv, Poltava, and Cherkasy regions," the statement said.
According to Ukrenergo, repair crews are working hard in the conditions of snow drifts and ice, and strong winds and rain sometimes complicate the work.
Although the work continues, the most difficult situation remains in Odesa and Kherson regions. The state-owned company emphasizes the rapid increase in electricity consumption. This is due to worsening weather conditions, a decrease in renewable energy production, and the resumption of consumption in the regions affected by the weather.
It is noted that although there is currently enough electricity to meet the needs of consumers, maintaining the maximum level of consumption during the day can lead to a shortage in the power system. Ukrenergo calls for rational use of electricity and its protection, but has not yet introduced consumption restrictions or outage schedules.
It should be noted that there are no electricity exports, and imports are carried out from Slovakia, Romania and Moldova, mainly at night. The special technical capability to import electricity from Europe has increased to 1700 MW, but it remains critical until the imports increase.