Ukraine's power grid faces renewed strain as three energy facilities remain offline
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In the power system of Ukraine, there is a capacity deficit due to insufficient generation volume and high level of consumption, Ukrenergo announced in the daily summary.

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"Today, three power units did not come into operation at the specified time due to the extension of the deadline for emergency repairs. On other units of thermal power plants, emergency and planned repair work is ongoing, and solar power plants cannot work at their maximum capacity due to dense cloudiness throughout the country," reads the update.

For the fifth day in a row, the dispatch center of Ukrenergo is forced to call for emergency assistance from operators of the electricity transmission system of neighboring countries in order to avoid blackouts and maintain the balance.

Even on Sunday, emergency assistance was received from Romania and Poland from 2 to 6 p.m. with a total amount of 1,400 MWh.

Today, emergency aid is being called in from Romania (from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and from Poland (from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.).

At the same time, Ukraine imports electricity in the morning and evening hours from Slovakia, Romania, and Moldova. The total volume is 2,306 MWh, with the maximum capacity in individual hours up to 388 MW (although the technical capacity is greater at 1,700 MW ).

Last week, PM Denys Shmyhal announced that Ukraine will receive 69 mini CHP plants by the end of the year.

The Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense believes that the most difficult part of the winter is still ahead, and therefore Ukraine needs to strengthen its air defense.

The Ministry of Energy predicted that Russia would resume attacks on energy infrastructure with the onset of cold weather.