This was reported by the press service of NEC “Ukrenergo” on Facebook.
“Consequences of yesterday’s missile attack: as of 19:00, electricity producers provided about 50% of the country’s consumption needs. A large part of thermal power plants and hydroelectric power plants are already operating, all nuclear power plants are gradually gaining power, with the exception of the occupied Zaporizhzhya NPP,” the message reads.
The regulator reminded that nuclear power plants provided half of Ukraine’s electricity production. However, after a forced stop, they return to working mode slowly – this is a technological necessity.
First of all, energy supply is supplied to critical infrastructure facilities: gas distribution networks, water canals, sewage treatment plants, hospitals. The recovery of household consumers continues, but it is happening gradually.
“We want to emphasize once again – after yesterday’s Russian missile attack, a system accident occurred in the power system. Important energy facilities were affected. Automation worked. After such accidents, restoration takes longer than in the case when the outage is carried out by dispatchers,” explained Ukrenergo.
Currently, specialists have prepared the energy network for the inclusion of power plants in operation, but the power deficit in the system is 50%. That is why controlled shutdowns are necessary to preserve the unified energy system.
Ukrenergo urges Ukrainians who have already received electricity to understand scheduled and emergency shutdowns.