12:23 29 Nov 2022

Ukrainian energy system deficit is at 30%

On Tuesday, November 29, at 11:00 a.m., electricity producers provide 70% of electricity consumption in Ukraine, which means that the capacity deficit is 30%. That is why the country will continue to limit the electricity supply in all regions.

The press service of the Ukrenergo company reported this.

This situation has arisen because the deficit has increased, caused by the emergency shutdown of units at several power plants on the morning of November 28 and the further increase in consumption due to worsening weather conditions, the regulator explains.

"The general deficit in the energy system is the result of seven waves of russian missile attacks on the country's energy infrastructure," Ukrenergo emphasized.

Considering the deficit, the company provides distribution system operators in regions with consumption limits for each area, which cannot be exceeded.

Outage schedules are drawn up and directly applied by the regional energy authorities, and restrictions must be applied evenly among consumers.

We will remind you that on November 28, emergency shutdowns were applied throughout Ukraine's territory due to the rapid growth of the energy system's deficit.

As Rubryka reported, to avoid power outages for no more than 4 hours for each group of consumers, energy companies in Kyiv promise to make every effort.


As explained by the DTEK electricity maintenance company, stabilization shutdowns occur for a pre-determined amount of electricity provided by the Ukrenergo operator.

Thanks to the regional offices knowing how much electricity consumption needs to be reduced, they can evenly distribute it among different consumers and make a schedule.

There are also emergency shutdowns if the power system needs to be balanced for more than the scheduled volume.

Such a load on the system cannot be predicted in advance: the dispatchers receive a command for additional shutdowns and must execute it within 15 minutes.

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