KIEV, November 28. /TASS/. Emergency power outages have been reintroduced in Kiev on Monday morning, reported Yasno, Ukraine’s leading energy supplier.
"Emergency blackouts are being introduced in Kiev at the behest of Ukrenergo. The hourly shutdown schedules will not work until the situation stabilizes," the company's press service said on its website.
On November 23, an air alert was declared throughout Ukraine, explosions and damage to infrastructure were reported. According to the Ukrainian Energy Ministry, all three Kiev-controlled nuclear power plants in Khmelnitsky, South Ukraine, and Rovne were urgently disconnected from the electrical grid. Outages also affected most thermal and hydro power plants, while some electricity grid facilities sustained damage.
As of Sunday morning, according to Ukrenergo, the power shortage in the grid was 20%. In Kiev, according to Mayor Vitaly Klitschko, by Sunday the water supply had been fully restored, heat supply was restored at 90% of homes, and electricity was restored to 75% of consumers. However, on Sunday afternoon, due to the increased load on the networks in the capital due to the cold weather, the emergency shutdowns resumed again.