KIEV, October 28. /TASS/. Power outages will continue in Kiev on Friday, the power DTEK holding Kiev Grids reported.
"Since 8:25 a.m. (coincides with Moscow time - TASS) on October 28, the Kiev Ukrenergo operator ordered the continuation of emergency power outages. Due to significant damage and volatility in the power grid, longer outages are possible," the company said in a message on its Facebook page (a social media site banned in Russia since it is owned by Meta corporation deemed extremist by Russian authorities).
The company noted that after a number of critical energy facilities went out on the night of October 27, the situation remained tense, and once again urged consumers to conserve electricity. "There is a 30% consumption deficit in Kiev and the Kiev Region. In order to prevent a complete blackout of the capital and Ukraine’s central regions, Ukrenergo was forced to introduce unprecedented emergency restrictions on the electricity supply," the statement said. The company warns that more prolonged power cuts are possible in the near future.
In turn, the power DTEK holding Regional Kiev Grids said that the power supply to consumers in the Kiev Region, which was disconnected the day before, has been restored. "As of 12:45 a.m. on October 28, all residents of the Kiev Region now have electricity," the company added.
On Thursday morning, the state energy operator Ukrenergo reported that the equipment of the main network of the central region’s power system was damaged. As a result, power consumption was limited in Kiev, the Kiev, Chernigov, Cherkasy and Zhitomir Regions. The deputy head of the presidential office, Kirill Timoshenko, announced the need to tighten power outages. He explained that a large energy facility was damaged on Thursday night, resulting in a significant power shortage in the central region.