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  • Situation in energy system on 7 June: 20,000 consumers in Kherson region without electricity due to Kakhovka HPP blast and resulting flood
    Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, posted 07 June 2023 11:48

    Due to the blowing up of the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant and the resulting flood, 20,000 consumers in Kherson region are without electricity, 129 transformer substations in Kherson are flooded, and two solar power plants in Mykolaiv region are flooded, but the country’s power system is operating stably

    An emergency situation continues in the south of the country due to the blowing up of the Kakhovka HPP by the occupiers and the subsequent flooding. Nearly 20,000 consumers in Kherson and neighbouring settlements lost power due to the flooding. A pumping station at Kherson CHPP is flooded. The main facilities of the thermal power plant are still outside the risk zone. As of the morning, 129 transformer substations in the city were flooded and damaged. Two solar power plants in the Mykolaiv region were also flooded.

    The situation at the ZNPP is being constantly monitored by Energoatom experts. At present, there is no direct threat to the occupied plant as a result of the Kakhovka HPP blast.

    Enemy terror continues in the frontline and border areas with russia. In Donetsk region, 7 settlements are without electricity due to the fighting.

    As a result of earlier shelling, some consumers in Zaporizhzhia, Sumy, Kharkiv and Chernihiv regions are also without electricity.

    Despite all the challenges, the country’s energy system is stable. There is no electricity shortage. However, due to the Kakhovka HPP blast, there may be difficulties in the future in supplying electricity to consumers in the surrounding areas after their de-occupation.

    Commercial electricity imports totalled 126 MWh over the past day. Exports to Poland totalled 800 MWh.

    Gas in storage increased by 19.7 million cubic metres during the day. Natural gas reserves are growing and totalled over 9.7 billion cubic metres.