The Minister of Energy of Ukraine Herman Galushchenko said that in Ukraine it is possible to spend the heating season without interruptions in the supply of electricity.
However, in his opinion, it is difficult to predict the consequences of possible missile attacks by the Russians. In the absence of new damage to the energy structure, it will be possible to avoid switching off the lights, and the supply of electricity to consumers will not be limited.
Ukraine continues to prepare energy facilities for the Russians' shelling. Last winter, the country's infrastructure suffered greatly from the terror of the occupiers. Energy Minister Herman Galushchenko visited Lviv region yesterday, where he stated that the relevant Ukrainian institutions are ready to provide a quick response to possible emergencies.
The enemy's goal is to achieve a blackout in Ukraine. We learned a lot last winter about maintaining the power system, but enemy attacks can be modified
At the same time, the Minister of Energy is sure that the heating season will be spent without power cuts. However, in his opinion, it is difficult to predict the consequences of possible missile attacks by the Russians.
As previously announced by the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal, the government has allocated several hundred million hryvnias to help energy companies meet their deadlines.
Szmyhal also specified that these funds should be used to reduce the cost of loans taken by energy companies to repair equipment and finance the heating season.
As Dmytro Lunin, the head of the Poltava Regional Military Administration, reported on his Telegram page, there may be six series of power outages in the Poltava region. Please note that we are talking about a possible deficit. At the same time, what it will be, it will turn out only in the heating season.
“Schedules for power outages for six shifts have been developed. And restriction schedules for industrial customers. 12 modular boiler rooms are ready for operation. Work in progress. The enemy will not break us!" Lunin wrote.
Due to the damage caused by Russia to the energy infrastructure and production equipment, Ukraine is forced to buy electricity from neighboring countries during peak load periods. At the same time, the marginal price of electricity for business is lower than the price of imported electricity. As a result, the country is faced with a choice: either implement planned outages or purchase electricity at the highest cost during the peak period.
The director of energy programs of the Razumkov Center, Volodymyr Omelchenko, wrote about this on his Facebook page. Within days, Ukraine turned to Poland and Romania for record-breaking emergency assistance for its energy system.