Extensive damage to Ukraine's power grid forces years of energy savings - Ukraine's PM Shmyhal

Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal
Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal

Consequences of Russian attacks on the energy sector are long-term, savings will be part of our everyday life in the coming years save at all levels: from enterprises to individual houses and apartments, said Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal, Interfax-Ukraine reported on June 4.

PM stated that the key priority is to strengthen energy sector after the Russian terrorist attacks.

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“The situation is very difficult," he said.

"More than 9 GW of generation capacity has been lost. The enemy continues to attack energy facilities. Currently, Ukrenergo is forced to resort to scheduled outages again. This gives us time to restore and strengthen the power system."

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The Trypillia TPP in Kyiv Oblast was destroyed in an April 11 Russian attack, resulting in a 100% loss of Centrenergo's generation.

DniproHES lost both power plants in March 2024. The dam survived, but the equipment was destroyed, the restoration of the Dnipro HPP will take years.

The TPP-5 in Kharkiv was destroyed. Its restoration is equivalent to building a new plant, which will also take years.

Kharkiv Oblast's Zmiivska TPP (Centrenergo) was destroyed.

DTEK Group (owned by Rinat Akhmetov) reported an 80% loss in generation.

All units of the Burshtyn and Ladyzhyn TPPs were damaged.

A gas storage facility in western Ukraine also suffered damage.

Two HPPs were decommissioned as of May 9.

Controlled emergency power outages were introduced in all regions of Ukraine from May 14.

Ukrenergo on May 20 announced that all major thermal and hydroelectric power plants in Ukraine had been damaged by Russian shelling.

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