KYIV. UkraineGate . 20 . January . 2023 | War News.
Since the previous massive shelling, it was possible to add generation to the power system and increase the power transmission capabilities. The Minister of Energy of Ukraine Herman Galushchenko stated this on the air of the national telethon .
“We are currently working to restore the generation facilities as soon as possible to produce electricity as much as possible. It is also important to restore the power lines and substations that ensure the transmission of electricity from one region to another. Since the previous mass shelling on Saturday at today we added generation to the system and repaired certain substations that make it possible to transmit more electricity,” said the minister, quoted in the press service of the Ministry of Energy.
Galushchenko also commented on the situation with blackout schedules in the regions. He explained that each operator of the distribution system in the regions is assigned electricity limits, which must be distributed proportionally among all consumers, with the exception of critical infrastructure. According to him, this ensures fairness during power outages. However, there are many violations, the minister noted.
“For violations of the NCRECP, three regional energy companies and their managers have been fined. Sanctions will be applied to violators in the future,” Galushchenko emphasized.