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  • The situation in the power system as of May 22: ZNPP disconnected from the power grid due to massive shelling, mines cut off power
    Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, posted 22 May 2023 12:13

    At night, the enemy launched another massive missile and drone strike across the country. The shelling disconnected the last line of communication between Zaporizhzhia NPP and the power grid. This is the seventh time since the beginning of the occupation.

    "ZNPP has lost the external power supply necessary for its safe operation, in particular for cooling the nuclear material of the power units. The plant's diesel generators are operating in emergency mode. rashists are once again bringing the world to the brink of disaster, violating all the principles of nuclear safety," said Minister of Energy of Ukraine German Galushchenko.

    The shelling also damaged the network infrastructure. As a result, 24 settlements in the Dnipropetrovska oblast were cut off from electricity supply. Restoration works are underway. 

    In Zaporizhzhya region, 246,600 consumers were left without power as a result of shelling and damage to equipment at substations. Most consumers have now been supplied with power.

    In Donetsk region, 10 settlements were cut off from electricity supply due to shelling, and two mines lost power. A hit was recorded near a power substation, with no personnel injured. 

    In Kherson region, 24,500 people were cut off from electricity. Repair teams are working where the security situation allows.

    Despite the challenging situation following the shelling, the power system is operating stably. There are no restrictions for household consumers.

    Electricity exports for the current day are 100 MW to Moldova and 100 MW to Poland. No imports are planned for 22 May.

    Regarding the situation in the gas sector, over the past two days, the volume of gas in storage facilities has increased by almost 70 million cubic metres. The blue fuel reserves are sufficient, amounting to more than 9.2 billion cubic metres.