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  • Prime Minister: Currently, we apply two variants of power outages - scheduled and emergency
    Communications Department of the Secretariat of the CMU, posted 01 November 2022 16:31

    Ukraine has how to respond to russia's attacks on energy infrastructure and how to counter this terrorism: air defense, repairs, reserves, and savings. Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal told in his opening statement during the Government session on November 1.

    The Head of Government noted, we can observe much greater progress in the supply of air defense systems to Ukraine in October-November as compared to the last 8 years.

    "We express gratitude to our partners for they have finally heard our arguments. We hope they speed up the delivery of the promised systems for the protection of all energy facilities in our country," stressed Denys Shmyhal.

    According to the Head of the Government, it is important to bear in mind that russia's attacks on the energy infrastructure of Ukraine will continue, therefore a need occurs to stabilize the electric power system.

    "Currently, we apply two power cut-off modes for consumers. The first is the scheduled mode when the lights are turned off to stabilize the power system according to pre-planned schedules. We are working together with energy companies so that the schedules of such outages correspond to reality and are minimal," Denys Shmyhal said and added another variant of outages is in an emergency.

    The Prime Minister explained, emergency shutdowns cannot be predicted both regarding their terms and how long they will last: "When a missile or a drone hits an infrastructure object, as a result, part of the consumers face electricity shut-offs in an emergency."

    The Head of the Government emphasized that everyone should now adjust to consume as little electricity as possible, especially during peak hours in the morning and evening.

    Prime Minister: Currently, we apply two variants of power outages - scheduled and emergency