Emergency power outages scheduled in six Ukrainian regions

Kharkiv, March 22
Kharkiv, March 22

Consumers in six Ukrainian oblasts will have to deal with scheduled blackouts as the country’s power grid recovers from a series of Russian air strikes, Ukraine’s energy operator Ukrenergo announced on March 29. 

In addition to the Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kirovohrad oblasts, scheduled power outages will be implemented in Sumy, Poltava, and Donetsk oblasts, the company announced.

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In addition, power supply remains intermittent in Kryvyi Rih and Kharkiv.

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The blackout schedules were introduced due to a lack of sufficient generation capacity to cover electricity consumption in certain regions following a week of intense Russian air strikes on Ukraine’s generation and distribution networks.

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Ukrenergo has also requested consumers in other regions to use electricity sparingly.

On March 28, Russia launched 99 drones and missiles targeting power grid nodes in western and central Ukraine. According to the Ukrainian Air Force, air defenses intercepted 84 enemy targets, including 58 kamikaze drones and 26 missiles.

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