Ukraine to see scheduled blackouts across the country again on May 24 - Ukrenergo

Ukrenergo informed about the outage on May 24
Ukrenergo informed about the outage on May 24

Hourly blackout schedules will be in effect for industrial and household consumers throughout Ukraine on May 24, Ukrenergo reported on Telegram.

The power supply for critical infrastructure facilities, which provide life support to the population, will not be limited.

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Stabilization shutdowns will be in effect throughout the day in Kyiv, City Council head, Serhiy Popko, said on May 24.

"According to the instructions of Ukrenergo, on May 24, hourly electricity blackout schedules for industrial and household consumers will be in effect in Kyiv throughout the day," he said.

The limits determined by Ukrenergo will be enough for the capital for an average of 76% of needs, Popko said.

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Weather was cited as the reason for the extension of restrictions, as clouds over much of the country will reduce the efficiency of Ukraine's solar power plants.

The amount of restrictions will depend on just how much sun peeks through.

Shutdowns will be applied when a region exceeds its consumption limits, Ukrenergo said, adding that those limits are provided to each regional electricity supplier every evening.

There was not enough energy for Kyiv's needs on May 23.

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