What happened? The situation in the power system as of the morning of December 9 remains difficult but under control. The power deficit is still significant.
Source. Ukrenergo NPC.
Details. “The reason for it (power shortage – Mind) is significant damage to power generation facilities and energy infrastructure after 8 waves of russian missile attacks: all thermal and hydroelectric power plants are partially damaged, the occupied Zaporizhzhia NPP does not supply electricity to the grid,” the statement reads.
All oblast power companies have been informed about the limits of electricity consumption, in several oblasts, however, they were exceeded, which led to application of the emergency shutdown mode, the NPC explains.
Emergency restoration of high-voltage and distribution networks, as well as power plants, is ongoing throughout Ukraine. Nevertheless, difficult weather conditions (icing of wires, sleet) negatively affect the condition of high-voltage and distribution networks and complicate repair work, the company adds.
At the moment, consumers in Odesa Oblast are supplied with electricity under backup schemes, but in the southern oblasts “there are still significant consumption restrictions due to considerable damage to the network.”
Besides, the situation is difficult in Kyiv Oblast, where generation facilities were damaged. “Consequently, there is a significant deficit in the oblast, especially on the left bank. Large-scale restoration works, which also involve Ukrenergo's repair crews, are underway” the message says.