No power outages on May 19 — Energy Ministry

Electric energy
Electric energy

There are currently no plans to limit electricity supplies on May 19, however, citizens are urged to consume electricity economically and responsibly, the Ukrainian Energy Ministry reported.

The agency said the importance of reducing the use of energy-intensive devices during peak hours, particularly from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., to balance and stabilize the energy system.

Industrial consumers are urged to maximize imports to prevent blackouts and enhance system stability.

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The Ministry noted that, at Ukraine's request, emergency electricity supplies were provided overnight and in the morning from Romania, Slovakia, and Poland. Emergency assistance may also be requested during evening peak hours.

On May 18, the energy needs of consumers were met by Ukrainian generation, commercial imports, and support from the energy systems of Romania, Slovakia, and Poland.

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Industrial enterprises faced restrictions from 6:00 p.m. to midnight in all oblasts except Kherson, but household consumers were not affected.

Previously, Ukrenergo announced that emergency power outages could occur on May 19 for both household and industrial consumers in the Kharkiv and Poltava oblasts.

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On May 14, Ukrenergo reported that controlled emergency blackouts were implemented across all oblasts of Ukraine due to a significant electricity shortage.

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Only 10% of consumers in Kyiv would be affected by these disconnections.

On the morning of May 15, NPC Ukrenergo again enforced controlled emergency power outages for both industrial and household consumers throughout Ukraine.

On May 16, Ukrenergo introduced new limits for household and industrial consumers, citing increased consumption due to cold weather and five major Russian attacks on the power system since March 22, 2024.

On May 17, DTEK reported that stabilization shutdowns of electricity consumers would resume that evening under NPC Ukrenergo's direction.

However, DTEK announced that no electricity restriction schedules would be applied to domestic users on May 18.

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