Ukraine Faces Hour-Long Power Cuts Amid Energy Crisis

Ukraine's grid operator Ukrenergo announced hour-long power cuts across the country for Monday evening due to demand exceeding limits. The rolling cuts, affecting both domestic and industrial customers, are scheduled from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Critical infrastructure will be exempt. Russia's attacks have heavily damaged Ukraine's energy system.

Reuters | Updated: 10-06-2024 02:39 IST | Created: 10-06-2024 02:39 IST
Ukraine Faces Hour-Long Power Cuts Amid Energy Crisis
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Ukraine's grid operator Ukrenergo said it would impose hour-long power cuts throughout the country on Monday evening in connection demand exceeding agreed limits. In a statement on Sunday on Telegram, Ukrenergo said the rolling cuts would apply to domestic and industrial customers and be in effect from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. (1300 GMT to 1900 GMT).

The restrictions, it said, would not apply to "critical infrastructure" sites providing vital services. Russia over the past two months has intensified attacks on the Ukrainian energy system, knocking out the bulk of thermal and hydropower generation capacity.

Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has estimated that about 9 GW of energy-generating capacity has been lost since March. Ukraine's government ordered all ministries and regional authorities last Friday to stop using air conditioning and switch off external lighting.

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