Gas infrastructure in two regions damaged due to shelling, natural gas reserves in storage facilities growing
Consequences of the shelling
The gas infrastructure in Dnipropetrovsk and Sumy regions was damaged by enemy shelling. There are some disconnected customers and repair works are underway.
Due to favourable weather conditions, gas consumption in Ukraine is more than 13 million cubic metres per day less than last year at this time. This allows us to actively accumulate natural gas reserves in storage facilities – currently, we have more than 16 bcm of natural gas in the underground storage facilities.
Power generating facilities are operating normally. The coal and fuel oil stocks are sufficient for the uninterrupted operation of the plants. The amount of electricity generated is sufficient to fully meet the needs of consumers and industry.
Yesterday, during the daytime (from 12:00 to 15:00), Ukraine resumed emergency electricity supplies to Poland. The total amount of surplus electricity transferred was 900 MWh.
Two power units of generating capacities were taken out of service for short-term repairs within one day.
Situation in the frontline regions
In Donetsk region, almost 4,900 customers lost power as a result of hostilities over the past day. In Sumy region, 189 consumers were disconnected from electricity supply due to technological reasons. Work is underway to restore power supply. In Chernihiv region, 2,500 customers were disconnected due to technological disruptions. Repair works are ongoing. In Dnipropetrovsk region, 35 consumers lost power as a result of hostilities. All of them have been reconnected.
Power grids in Kharkiv region were damaged as a result of shelling. The extent of damage is being assessed.
Some consumers in Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Sumy, Chernihiv, Kharkiv and Kherson regions remain without power. In total, over 5,800 customers have been reconnected over the past 24 hours.
Consequences of the Kakhovka HPP dam blast
Power engineers have powered another 44 grid access points in Kherson that were cut off after the flooding. More than 700 customers are still without power due to the flooding.
Restoration works are complicated by the constant shelling of the city.
Situation at the ZNPP
Currently, the water level in the cooling pond at the nuclear power plant remains at 15.67 metres. This is sufficient to meet the plant’s needs.
Commercial electricity imports from Slovakia and Romania totalled 2,552 MWh over the past day. Exports to Slovakia, Moldova and Romania totalled 699 MWh.
*Given the vulnerability of Ukraine’s energy system and the enemy’s constant attempts to cause additional destruction, the Ministry of Energy publishes only part of the data on the operation of the energy system.