Ukrenergo renews call for energy conservation as multiple power units undergo maintenance

Ukrenergo urged consumers to save electricity in the evening hours due to repair work at power plants, reported the company's press service.

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Ukrenergo explained that the available amount of power and reserves in the energy system of Ukraine decreased due to repairs at power plants that were subjected to massive missile and drone strikes by the Russians during the fall and spring.

"Each of you can help the power system work stably by reducing your consumption in the evening hours — from 7 to 10 p.m. By turning off several electrical appliances or using them during the day or night, you help reduce the load on the power system and facilitate its balancing," the energy experts said.

Ukrenergo added that currently Ukraine does not import electricity. Exports to Poland and Moldova take place only during those hours of the day when there is a surplus of electricity in the power system and Ukrainian consumers are supplied with energy.

According to the executive director of DTEK, Dmytro Sakharuk, four nuclear reactors are already under repair, and the fifth is about to be repaired. Therefore, in June-July, Ukraine may face a shortage of electricity, which will be covered by imports from EU countries, as was the case in January-February. But there will be no rolling power outages in the summer, the representative of the energy company assured.

On the evening of May 15, the Russian forces fired at the equipment of one of the DTEK thermal power plants.

On May 9, Energoatom announced the start of scheduled repair work in preparation for the next cold season.

On March 20, Energoatom signed a memorandum with Rolls-Royce on the search for opportunities for the further deployment of small modular reactors in Ukraine.