As a result of a massive missile attack on the Ukrainian energy system on Saturday, 14 January, nine units of thermal power plants, three main substations and an overhead line were damaged.
Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has reported this during a government meeting.
In particular, one unit of a thermal power plant in Ukraine’s east and eight units of a thermal power plant in the west were damaged.
“This has led to an increase in the power deficit in the energy system. This forces us to apply emergency shutdowns every day, starting from 15 January,” the prime minister explained.
At the same time, despite this, according to the head of the government, the power system survived, remaining integral and manageable.
“Repair works continue around the clock. Every day, we are working to ensure that Ukraine receives more generators, transformers and other equipment to cope with the damage,” Shmyhal added.
The government plans to purchase energy equipment worth more than €100 million with the funds of the Energy Support Fund.
“Among the latest receipts are 45 backup power plants from Azerbaijan and powerful generators for Chernihiv Oblast, provided by Japan,” the prime minister added.
As of the morning of 17 January, there is a significant power deficit in the power system, and emergency shutdowns have been implemented in six oblasts of Ukraine.
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