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  • Situation in energy system: massive overnight strike damages power infrastructure, leaves more than 20 settlements without electricity
    Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, posted 18 May 2023 10:39

    At night, the enemy launched another massive missile and drone attack across the country. Energy infrastructure facilities were hit and damaged.

    In particular, overhead power lines in Khmelnytskyi region were disconnected due to the attack. Three settlements in the region are without power, leaving 1,700 consumers without electricity.

    Also, as a result of the latest massive strike, 2 settlements in Zaporizhzhia region and 3 settlements in Mykolaiv region were cut off from electricity.

    In Kherson region, 15 settlements were cut off, leaving almost 12,000 customers without electricity. Power has been restored.

    Several overhead power lines were also disconnected in Donetsk region. Five settlements and more than 20,000 customers were left without power. A coal mine where several people were working at the time was cut off.

    Some consumers in Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Sumy, Kharkiv, Kherson and Chernihiv regions remain without electricity due to previous attacks.

    Power engineers are continuing to restore power where safety conditions allow.

    In total, more than 32,000 consumers had their power restored overnight.

    An interconnector with Hungary also failed last night. The damage was located in Hungary and is being repaired.

    The largest energy infrastructure repair campaign since independence is underway in preparation for the next heating season.

    Both generation and grid infrastructure are being repaired as planned.

    However, no restrictions are expected for household consumers. The electricity system is stable.