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Emergency shutdowns being exercised in all regions – Ukrenergo

Priority in supply will be given to hospitals, water distribution networks and boiler rooms.

Emergency shutdowns being exercised in all regions – Ukrenergo
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The power system of Ukraine has preserved its integrity and continues to operate synchronously with the network of continental Europe, the press centre of Ukrenergo has said.

"The situation is currently difficult, but under control. Repair teams of Ukrenergo together with colleagues from regional power distribution companies and electricity generating companies have started emergency repair works at the power facilities of Odesa and other regions. Dispatchers and engineers of Ukrenergo are working to supply power to the affected regions under backup schemes. Where possible, consumers are already being connected," it said.

According to the company, due to the consequences of shelling, some power plants will not be able to operate at full capacity for some time. Combined with the intensification of frosts in the coming days, this will lead to an increase in the shortage of electricity in the system. In order to maintain the balance between production and consumption of electricity in all regions of Ukraine, emergency shutdowns will be introduced. First of all, electricity will be supplied to critical infrastructure facilities: hospitals, water utilities, boiler houses.

On 5 December, Russia launched a new massive missile attack against Ukraine. Explosions were heard in several regions, energy facilities were hit.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that air defence had shot down most of the missiles that Russia launched at Ukraine on 5 December.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said that Ukraine's energy system remained intact after Russian missile strikes on 5 December.

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