According to Dmitry Sakharuk, the Group’s Executive Director, in recent weeks, power engineers have not had to resort to power outage schedules due to the coincidence of a number of factors.
Rolling blackouts may resume in Ukraine in preparation for the next winter season, as well as in connection with a decrease in renewable energy generation and the end of the spring flood. Dmitry Sakharuk, Executive Director of DTEK, said this on the air of the All-Ukrainian telethon.
“If we talk about why the lights are not turned off now, then this is a combination of factors. We have warming, renewable energy sources have begun to work. The days have become longer, the sun has become longer and solar stations generate a lot of energy,” Sakharuk explained.
The executive director of DTEK said that all Ukrainian hydroelectric power plants and nuclear power plants are operating at maximum capacity. In addition, power engineers managed to restore part of the blocks of thermal power plants that were damaged as a result of attacks by the RF Armed Forces.
“That is, in fact, we now have the maximum amount of generation that Ukraine can afford using the capacities that we have,” the DTEK representative stated.
Dmitry Sakharuk spoke about the situation with electricity generation
According to Sakharuk, in the future it will be necessary to prepare the stations for the winter period of 2024. To do this, both nuclear units and thermal power plants will have to be temporarily stopped for repair work.
The introduction of rolling blackouts will also be affected by the end of the spring flood and the decrease in sunlight. All this can lead to the restrictions that were introduced in Ukraine in October last year.
Dmitry Sakharuk also noted that about half of all facilities that were used for the transmission of electricity and the same amount of generating capacities were damaged in Ukraine. Of the half of the damaged generation facilities, 75 percent are thermal power plants.
Recall that according to the UA War Infographics project dated February 24, as a result of the armed aggression of the RF Armed Forces, the energy infrastructure of Ukraine suffered almost $7 billion in damage.
According to Ildar Saleev, General Director of DTEK Energo, the Russian occupiers began to attack the Lugansk thermal power plant in the city of Shchastia 3 days before a full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
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