Bad weather disrupts electricity supply in eight regions of Ukraine - state company
Stormy winds, snow and rain, as well as damage to the power grids have led to significant interruptions in electricity supply in eight western and southern regions of Ukraine, Ukraine’s state energy operator Ukrenerho warned on Thuesday.
Disruptions were reported in the Volyn, Lviv, Zakarpattia, Rivne, Khmelnytskyi, Ternopil, Chernivtsi, and Odesa regions. Separately, the Zhytomyr region is still struggling with repairment of electricity supplies after repeated Russian attacks.
Electricity supply remains difficult in the regions along the frontline in eastern and southern Ukraine, where Russian forces are constantly shelling the power grids. As far back as Monday, energy infrastructure was damaged in attacks in the Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson regions.
"Repair crews are working to repair the damage and restore power supply," Ukrenerho assures.
In addition, emergency repair works made it possible to switch on five units of critical equipment at various facilities of Ukrenerho’s backbone grids, eliminated some restrictions on power supply and improving its reliability certain regions.
According to the state energy operator, all types of power plants are operating in Ukraine, with electricity generation sufficient to cover consumption.