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  • Transformer substations and equipment to restore power supply: Ministry of Energy handed over equipment from partners to Zaporizhzhia region
    Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, posted 12 January 2024 11:03

    During a working visit to Zaporizhzhia, Minister of Energy of Ukraine German Galushchenko handed over to Zaporizhzhiaoblenergo PJSC another batch of energy humanitarian aid provided by international partners or purchased at the expense of the Ukraine Energy Support Fund.

    The transferred equipment includes four complete transformer substations, over 3,300 litres of oil lubricant for oil power transformers at substations, and over 9,600 metres of aerial bundled cable to restore overhead power lines in the frontline areas of Zaporizhzhia region.

    “The equipment that comes to the energy hub of the Ministry of Energy and is then distributed among energy companies is the help of our partners. We are transferring another batch of equipment to Zaporizhzhia region to help restore electricity supply to the residents of this region,” the Minister said.

    According to Mykhailo Havrylov, CEO of Zaporizhzhiaoblenergo, the equipment will provide power to at least 3,500 consumers in the region and create a reserve for restoring power supply after damage. The head of the company stressed that 150 to 3,500 consumers lose power in the region daily as a result of damage and destruction after shelling, and power engineers work 24/7 to restore power supply.

    Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, Zaporizhzhia power engineers have received almost 125 tonnes of power equipment, including generators, cables, transformers and other equipment, under the coordination of the Ministry of Energy.

    To meet the needs of the energy sector in Zaporizhzhia region, the Ministry of Energy’s Working Group on the organisation of humanitarian aid in the energy sector approved requests for equipment worth over EUR 13.1 million from the Ukraine Energy Support Fund. The Fund was established on the joint initiative of Ukraine’s Energy Minister German Galushchenko and European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson. The total amount of sponsors’ commitments to the Ukraine Energy Support Fund to date is over EUR 400 million.