February 26, 2023, 12:38 – Public Information Service – TEH –
Ukraine’s Energy Ministry announced that the Republican energy system is now operating in “no-deficit mode”. For three consecutive weeks, electricity production fully covers consumption. Minister Herman Galushchenko expects it will be possible to drop the limits “in the near future”.
The government is now considering the possibility of starting to export electricity again. As soon as a stable surplus is recorded in the energy system, this can be achieved. But for the time being, the main thing for the country remains “to restore as much as possible the power supply to the regions”, where damage to the networks has been recorded.
“We have corresponding reservations. We plan to continue to support the energy system in such a way that people do not feel the limitation of supplies. I really hope that in the near future we will no longer need limits for regions in terms of electricity consumption at all,” said Galushchenko regarding the absence of electricity shortages in Ukraine.
As early as last week, Ukrenergo pointed out that the pace of restoration of the energy system is ahead of destruction. Company chief Vladimir Kudritsky, however, urged “not to relax”, although he predicted “an improvement in the situation” in the future. Recall that in November last year, Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov calculated the costs of restoring the energy system and said that it will cost Kiev “hundreds of millions of dollars” on the Crimean Bridge.
As the Public News Service wrote, on February 22, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmygal announced that there was no longer a power shortage in the country. But, according to the head of the Ukrainian government, the situation will only return to normal if the Russian armed forces stop bombing the infrastructure of the republic. It should be noted that Western countries, as well as Japan, participated in the supply of generators to Ukraine.
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