Ukrenergo: June 5 outages might go beyond 5 hours

Ukraine faces a significant electricity shortage
Ukraine faces a significant electricity shortage

Power outages in Ukraine might extend beyond four hours on June 5 due to a significant deficit in the country's energy system, Ukrenergo head Volodymyr Kudrytskyi stated during an interview on the 1+1 television channel on June 4.

"It could be four hours or even more," he said.

The duration of outages could vary depending on the time of day, potentially being more prolonged in the morning or evening. If regional energy distribution companies (oblenergos) adhere to Ukrenergo's specified limits, emergency outages can be avoided, Kudrytskyi said.

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Emergency power cuts were applied in Kyiv on June 4 for this reason. Residents had the power supply three times for two hours a day.

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Kyiv has faced the most difficult situation with electricity supply in recent days, Yasno CEO Serhiy Kovalenko explained on June 4.

Russia has carried out six missile-drone attacks on Ukraine's energy system since March 22. Damage from these attacks has reduced the capacity of Ukrainian power plants to generate electricity compared to before the attacks, Ukrenergo said. Overall, all major thermal and hydroelectric power plants in Ukraine have been damaged by Russian strikes.

Ukrenergo has urged all consumers to use electricity efficiently and to shift the use of heavy electrical appliances to daytime hours, specifically from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EET.

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