Over the weekend, power lines went out six times across six regions
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Due to technological reasons, power transmission lines and substations of NPC Ukrenergo were shut down six times on Saturday and Sunday in the Volyn, Odesa, Mykolaiv, Khmelnytskyi, Ternopil and Poltava oblasts, the press service of the Ministry of Energy reports.

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In Volyn, the blackout led to outages for almost 2,500 consumers in the city of Lutsk, and on Sunday, train traffic was disrupted due to the blackout in Khmelnytskyi Oblast.

As a result of night enemy attack on Odesa, the 110 kV overhead power line was disconnected. This led to the blackout for about 2,000 subscribers. In an hour and a half, electricity supply was restored.

As the Ministry of Energy added, 418 settlements in Donetsk, Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhya, Kherson, Luhansk, Sumy and Chernihiv oblasts were cut off as a result of the shelling of the front-line and border regions with the Russian Federation.

Repair crews work where the security situation allows.

Ukrenergo added that on Sunday, the maximum consumption was the lowest since the beginning of August. It was 6.8% lower than the previous Sunday and 4% lower than the weekday evening high on Friday. The decrease in peak consumption is associated with a decrease in temperature.

"Today, electricity is imported from Slovakia, Poland and Moldova throughout the day with a maximum capacity of up to 850 MW in certain hours. There is no export," the message says.

On July 31, 2023, Ukrenergo announced that August will be the most difficult month for the energy system as numerous power units are being taken out for repair.

On August 6, one nuclear power unit was repaired 15 days ahead of schedule.