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  • Situation in energy system as of 18 April
    Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, posted 18 April 2024 10:27


    Situation in the power system as of 18 April: restrictions on electricity consumption are in effect only in Kharkiv region, Kryvyi Rih and for industry in Donetsk region; electricity generated locally, imports and emergency assistance from neighbouring countries are used to cover the needs of consumers 


    Due to network restrictions on the transmission system operator's lines, outage schedules were applied in Kharkiv region and for industry in Kryvyi Rih and Donetsk region, and the restrictions are still in force today.

    Yesterday, during the evening peak hours, electricity was supplied in an emergency from Romania, Poland and Slovakia. The amount of assistance was less than one per cent of the daily electricity consumption.

    As of this morning, emergency assistance from the transmission system operators of these countries is also being sought. The projected volume of electricity involved will be about 2% of the total consumption.

    It is worth reminding that emergency assistance from neighbouring countries is a standard tool for synchronised power systems to interact in case of an emergency need for electricity. Ukraine, like our partners, also provides emergency assistance when necessary and possible. As of this morning, there are no restrictions for consumers (except for Kharkiv and Kryvyi Rih).

    However, given the significant damage caused to the power grid by hostile attacks, as well as the sharp drop in temperature and the resulting increase in the load on the power grid, it is important to consume electricity reasonably. We ask consumers, both domestic and industrial, to reduce the use of energy-intensive appliances during peak hours (from 19:00 to 22:00).


    As a result of an enemy attack in Chernihiv yesterday, gas supply was interrupted to almost 500 consumers. During the day, gas supply was restored to almost all customers. As of this morning, about 100 customers are still without natural gas.

    Heating networks in Kherson were damaged as a result of night shelling.

    A medium-pressure above-ground gas distribution pipeline in the Dnipropetrovsk region was damaged as a result of the fighting. Gas supply to almost 300 customers was cut off. The shelling also damaged a medium-pressure gas pipeline in Kharkiv region. The emergency situation has been resolved, with some customers still disconnected from gas.


    The water level in the cooling pond has decreased slightly and is 15.46 metres. This is sufficient to meet the needs of the plant.


    For the current day, electricity imports are forecast at 9600 MWh. No exports are expected.