The duration of power outages in the Kyiv region is associated with low consumption limits.
As noted, after the Russian attack on January 14, there is still a shortage of electricity in the region. Because of this, “Ukrenergo” provides operators of distribution systems with consumption limits to maintain the operation of the energy system.
“In the Kyiv region, the limit is 50% of the needs of the entire region, of which only 27% can be directed to the population and small businesses, as the rest goes to critical infrastructure and industry, which performs important functions,” the message says.
NEC “Ukrenergo” is responsible for forming limits for each region. The feasibility of these calculations for each region is controlled by the Ministry of Energy.
“The task of DTEK Kyiv regional power grids is to comply with these limits in order to maintain the operation of the energy system in conditions of constant shortage,” the company explained.