Ukraine forced to suspend electricity exports
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Ukraine has suspended electricity exports to Moldova and Poland to cover the deficit in the internal market, state energy company Ukrenergo said in a statement.

"The absence of electricity exports from Ukraine is due to the need to cover the country's domestic consumption needs throughout the day and to provide reserves for the evening hours of maximum consumption," it reads.

Ukrenerho added that the electricity being generated is enough to meet the needs of consumers, at the same time asking to conserve electricity in the evening hours.

The situation with electricity supply near the frontline remains difficult, the company says.

Over the past day, consumers in the Donetsk and Sumy regions were cut off from electricity supply due to Russian shelling and damage to the power company’s grids.

Also, due to the disconnection of one of the power lines, the output of power plants in eastern Ukraine is currently limited.

There were no damages to Ukrenerho’s grid over the last day, it added.

Volodymyr Kudrytskyi, the company’s CEO, earlier warned that Ukraine’s power system may face a shortage of electricity in the summer due to repairs of power units, but no rolling blackouts were planned.

Russia started targeting Ukrainian power plants and other energy infrastructure with missiles in October 2022, which led to widespread rolling blackouts.

Since February, however, there has been no electricity shortage in Ukraine due to a combination of factors, including the load of all nuclear power plants, warm weather, flooding on the Dnipro River, and imports from Europe.

In April, all electricity supply restrictions in Ukraine were finally lifted.