Scheduled blackouts nationwide, including in Kyiv, as Ukraine's energy system buckles from Russian attacks

Blackouts are again introduced in Ukraine
Blackouts are again introduced in Ukraine

Scheduled blackouts were applied across Ukraine between 6:40 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. EET on May 15, Ukrenergo announced.

The company cited an "electricity deficit surge due to increased consumption amid the drop in temperature."

No restrictions were imposed on critical infrastructure.

An emergency blackout schedule was also introduced in Kyiv this morning (May 15).

About 10% of consumers will be disconnected, with restrictions in place until approximately 11:00 p.m. Restriction schedules also apply to industrial consumers.

Blackout schedules will be in effect throughout May 15 for industrial consumers — from midnight to midnight on May 16, Ukrenergo announced.

Yasno company, part of DTEK, announced emergency blackouts in Kyiv and Dnipropetrovsk Oblast for May 15, on the evening of May 14.

"This is a forced measure resulting from Russia's massive attacks,” Yasno said.

“No schedules will be introduced as the outages are not planned, and they are urgent to balance the energy system."

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Yasno

Controlled emergency power outages were introduced in all Ukraine’s oblasts due to a significant electricity shortage in the system on May 14, Ukrenergo reported.

They were applied from 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Read also: Ukrainians urged to conserve electricity, brace for harsh winter amid escalating Russian attacks

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