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  • Situation in power system as of April 20: no electricity shortages expected
    Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, posted 20 April 2024 10:29

    Situation in the power system as of April 20: no electricity shortages are expected; a mine in Donetsk region lost power due to shelling, leaving more than 130 workers underground.


    Due to network restrictions on the transmission system operator's lines, blackout schedules were applied yesterday in Kharkiv region and in Kryvyi Rih. The restrictions are still in effect today.

    Yesterday, despite the fact that in the evening there could have been restrictions on the power system for industry, they were not applied. Consumers' needs were covered by domestic generation, imports, and emergency aid (from Poland, Slovakia, and Romania). The volume of emergency aid amounted to less than 2% of daily consumption.

    There are no plans to engage emergency assistance for the current day. No restrictions are planned for household and industrial consumers (except for Kharkiv and Kryvyi Rih).


    Yesterday, a fire broke out at a substation in Dnipropetrovsk region as a result of an enemy drone attack, damaging equipment and cutting off power to household consumers. The fire was extinguished by the State Emergency Service, and all customers were reconnected within a few hours.

    Last night, an overhead line was damaged in Donetsk region during the shelling and one of the mines lost power. At that time, 131 people were underground and all of them were brought to the surface. The company was restored to power within a few hours.


    Yesterday afternoon, an overhead line connected to consumers in Kharkiv and Poltava regions was disconnected due to bad weather. Residential customers were cut off from the grid, but all of them have been reconnected.

    This morning, a high-voltage overhead line was briefly disconnected in Mykolaiv region for technological reasons. It has been put back into operation.


    For the current day, electricity imports are forecast at 11,800 MWh. No exports are expected.