Energy Crisis Looms: Ukraine Braces for Extended Power Outages

Written by Kathrine Frich

Jun.27 - 2024 10:43 AM CET

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DTEK warns that the situation could worsen further.

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The peak electricity consumption in Ukraine is anticipated during July and August.

This is according to RBU raising concerns about extended periods of power outages across the country.

Forecasts Longer Power Outages in Ukraine

According to Dmitry Sakharuk, the CEO of DTEK, this spike in energy demand is exacerbated by shelling, repairs at nuclear power plants, and hot weather conditions.

The trend observed in late June, with significantly prolonged blackouts, serves as a warning of what may come.

DTEK warns that the situation could worsen further.

Challenges and Impact of Power Cuts

Recent days have seen prolonged power cuts in Ukraine, with insufficient capacity cited by Vladimir Kudritsky, the head of "Ukrenergo," as the primary cause.

The strain on the energy grid has led to these disruptions, impacting daily life and raising concerns about the ability to meet future electricity demands.

Steps Towards Stability in Energy Supply

Deputy Minister of Energy Svetlana Grinchuk highlighted ongoing technical maintenance efforts aimed at ensuring stable energy supply throughout the autumn and winter seasons.

The completion of these maintenance works, particularly at nuclear facilities, is expected to improve the situation and reduce the frequency of power outages across Ukraine.