Eva Antonenko
24 November 2022 09: 12
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Without light, water and heat: what happens in the energy system of Ukraine after massive shelling on November 23

Ukraine requests assistance with equipment from Western partners. We also talk about a useful map for Ukrainians — places where there is always light are marked.

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Without light, water and heat: what happens in the energy system of Ukraine after massive shelling on November 23

As a result of the Russian rocket attack on the energy system of Ukraine on November 23, a very difficult situation developed in the energy sector of the country.

Thus, due to a decrease in the frequency in the power system of Ukraine, emergency protection was activated at Rivne, South Ukrainian and Khmelnytsky NPPs, as a result of which all power units were automatically turned off, the operation of blocks of the Khmelnytsky NPP was suspended. Then they continued to work, but in the design mode and without generation to the Ukrainian energy system. The radiation background at the nuclear power plant remained normal.

The Ministry of Energy also сообщилиthat the shelling led to temporary blackout of most thermal and hydroelectric power plants, power transmission facilities were affected.

As a result, the majority of electricity consumers across the country turned out to be de-energized, emergency shutdowns began. And the lack of electricity also affected the availability of heat and water supply.

Ukrenergo warned that due to a significant amount of damage at power facilities, as well as due to frost and rain with snow, in some regions of Ukraine, repairs to these facilities may take longer. First of all critical infrastructure facilities will be powered: water utilities, heat utilities, hospitals, stations, etc.

The energy system of Ukraine managed to be united around 4:00 am, by the evening the deficit in the energy system should be reduced. This was announced on the air of the telethon Minister of Energy of Ukraine German Galushchenko: "The situation is difficult throughout the country. There are areas where the supply has been increased. Yesterday there was a blackout in our energy system due to these shellings that occurred. At 4:00 in the morning, we managed to unite the energy system, we managed to power critical infrastructure facilities. Accordingly, we will increase We hope that nuclear power plants will start working before evening, so the deficit will be reduced".

What is now in the regions?

Kyiv region and Kyiv. According to the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky, voiced by him in the evening video message, the most difficult situation after the shelling developed in Kiev. The capital was left without heat, water, electricity and communications, people stood in queues for water in the pump rooms, but some of the pump rooms also did not work due to the cessation of the pumps.

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As of 7:30 am about 70% of Kyiv remains without electricity. In Kyiv, first of all, they connect critical infrastructure, then it will come to consumers, as reported in the President's Office. Full restoration of water supply in the city is predicted in the near future: the residents of the left bank have already returned the water, the residents of the right bank are promised in the first half of the day. Also, ground electric transport does not work in the city, which is being replaced by buses.

In the Kyiv region 1125 settlements remain completely without electricity, as reported by the National Police.

Dnipropetrovsk region. As of morning, half of the region's residents are already connected to electricity, which will be cut off in order to save money. Critical infrastructure objects with light.

В Krivoy Rog и Pavlograd 3000 miners who were stuck underground were raised to the surface.

Vinnytsia region. The situation with electricity is gradually stabilizing: the OP reported that electricity had already appeared in the region.

Volyn region. Light has already been applied to critical infrastructure facilities, there is no specific information on subscribers yet.

Ivano-Frankivsk the area is powered, there are shutdown schedules in the region.

Kirovograd region. Power supply was resumed in the region and critical infrastructure facilities were connected.

Lviv region. On communication head of the Lviv OVA Maxim Kozitsky, Russian troops launched 2 rocket attacks on an electrical substation in the Lviv region, which left 1,5 million people without electricity. Mayor of Lviv Andrey Sadovoy said that by the evening the city was connected to heat, electricity and water supply, planned shutdowns continue. And according to the deputy head of the OP Kirill Timoshenko, and 90% of the area is already with light.

Nikolaevkskaya area. Last night, it was not possible to connect the power supply immediately: according to the head of the region Vitaly Kim, the first connection attempt was unsuccessful, they continued to increase the generation. Closer to midnight, the region was powered, and subscribers began to connect.

Odessa region fully connected to heat and electricity - first of all, they began to connect critical infrastructure facilities. AT Odessa to reduce the load on the power system, electric transport will not operate in the first half of the day.

Ternopil region. By evening, a third of the region turned out to be connected to the light, and the regional center was also partially powered.

Kharkiv region is powered, subscribers are connected.

Khmelnitsky region is powered, critical infrastructure operates in it, and a part of household consumers is also connected.

Cherkasy region. Critical infrastructure and part of household consumers already have electricity.

Chernivtsi region is powered, stabilization shutdowns are carried out in the region. The governor of the region said that all shutdowns are carried out according to the schedule, there are no emergency shutdowns.

Chernihiv region powered, gradually began to connect consumers.

Need help with equipment

Ministry of Energy reportedthat the US and the EU will provide Ukraine with assistance to restore the country's energy system. Thus, the Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine German Galushchenko held emergency telephone conversations with the European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson and the leadership of the US Department of Energy on the devastating effects of yesterday's rocket attacks on the Ukrainian energy system, as a result of which the vast majority of consumers were temporarily without power.

The Minister noted the great need of the energy sector of Ukraine in the support of international partners.

“We are grateful for the equipment and materials already delivered to Ukraine. At the same time, today we need high-voltage equipment to restore and stabilize the power system.”, - he said.

It is reported that the partners assured the minister of their support and readiness to take appropriate measures to help the energy sector of Ukraine.

A useful map for Ukrainians: where is there always light?

For the convenience of Ukrainians, LUN City has developed an interactive map on which you can check which establishments have autonomous power supply and work even when the power goes out.

Here you can see which cafes, shops, coworking spaces, hairdressers, pharmacies, gas stations, post offices, medical centers, etc. operate independently of rolling blackouts. The Card constantly updated. Also, a business can add its place to the map, the owners must fill out Free.

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Ukraine does not export electricity

Ukrenergo announced that from November 11 Ukraine does not export electricity, and the blackouts in Moldova are related to the fact that due to rocket attacks there was a frequency jump in the technically joint power grid, which led to the loss of Moldova's connection with the European power grid, from where the neighboring country receives a share of electricity.

Recall that as a result of yesterday's shelling, a number of settlements in Moldova, including Pridnestrovie, left without light.

It should be noted that this shelling took place on the day the European Parliament recognized Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism, which we talked about in more detail. in the link material.

We have also published details of yesterday's massive rocket attack on Ukraine and told who and what trains the fighters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Europe and why Croatia does not consider Ukraine an ally.

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