Ukraine is completing scheduled repairs at its energy facilities to use maximum capacity during this winter. This was stated by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal during a Government meeting on October 17.
"Ukraine has entered the autumn-winter period. Our main objective is to provide people with light and heat, protect the energy infrastructure and continue the recovery. These are the conditions for living here and now. This is the key to our resilience," the Prime Minister emphasized.
The Head of Government said that 1.5 GW of capacity had been added into the power system, and this figure would be increased to 1.7 GW as planned. In addition, Ukraine has 15.8 billion cubic meters of gas in storage out of the planned 16.5 billion cubic meters. According to Naftogaz, there is every chance to get through the winter with gas produced in Ukraine.
"Regarding the Points of Invincibility. We have deployed more than 13,000 of them, mostly in Dnipropetrovsk, Kyiv and Kharkiv regions. However, about 2,500 points need to be equipped. This is a responsibility of local authorities. Each location must have a generator, fuel, a starlink, and heating equipment. Soon, everyone will have an opportunity to find the nearest Point of Invincibility through an interactive map in Diia," said Denys Shmyhal.
The Prime Minister emphasized that the combination of active and passive protection of energy facilities would also reduce the risks in case of massive russian attacks.