19 thermal power units remain damaged in the power system
As of today, 19 power units of TPPs and eight hydroelectric units of HPPs remain damaged in the energy system.
First Deputy Energy Minister Yuriy Vlasenko said that, starting from October 2022 and as of March 23, 2023, up to 5 GW of generating capacities remained damaged in the United Energy System (IPS) of Ukraine. He said this in the parliamentary committee on energy, housing and communal services, dedicated to distributed generation, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
“Starting from October 24, thermal power plants and thermal power plants, hydroelectric power plants and pumped storage facilities were shelled, and in general, 24 generation facilities were shelled during this period, most of them multiple times,” Vlasenko said.
According to him, to date, 19 power units of thermal power plants with a total capacity of 3.3 GW, four power units of a thermal power plant with a capacity of 1.1 GW and eight hydroelectric units of a hydroelectric power plant with a capacity of 0.54 GW remain damaged in the energy system.
“In addition, some of the generating capacities remain under occupation. These are five thermal power plants with a total capacity of 10 GW and our largest Zaporozhye NPP with a total capacity of 6 GW,” the First Deputy Minister said.
He added that at present, the Ministry of Energy, together with international organizations, is developing projects for the development of distributed generation in Ukraine, one of which, in particular, provides for the installation of solar power plants in 200,000 Ukrainian households along with energy storage systems that will provide uninterrupted power supply to for four hours.
Recall that after a night attack by drones, power supply was resumed to more than 2 thousand subscribers in the Dnipropetrovsk region. Also powered by about 5.5 thousand consumers in the Donetsk region.
Earlier it was reported that electricity consumption in Ukraine decreased compared to last week.
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