Tomorrow there will be blackouts throughout Ukraine

Oleksandra Amru

Tomorrow, May 21, from 00:00 and throughout the day, hourly shutdown schedules will be in effect for the population and industrial consumers throughout the territory of Ukraine.

This was reported to Ukrenergo.

Shutdowns can be applied when the defined volumes of consumption limits are exceeded, which "Ukrenergo" has already notified to each oblastenergo.

Information about when the blackouts will be applied in one or another region can be found in the userʼs account, on the official websites of oblenergo, as well as on their pages in social networks.

Previously, the electricity supplier company Yasno explained that Ukraine lacks its own electricity generation and its import for the current level of consumption. The situation during the night and morning of May 16 was more difficult than expected, so emergency shutdowns were introduced.

Attacks on the Ukrainian energy industry

During the massive shelling of Ukraine on the night of April 11, the Russians completely destroyed the Trypil TPP in the city of Ukrainka, Kyiv region. Therefore, PJSC "Centrenergo" lost 100% of generation. It includes:

  • Zmiivska TPP in Kharkiv Oblast (destroyed by the Russians);
  • Trypilskaya TPP in Kyiv region (destroyed by the Russians);
  • Uglehirskaya TPP in Donetsk region (captured by the Russians).

On March 22, the Russian occupiers launched the largest combined attack on the Ukrainian energy system since the beginning of the full-scale invasion. There was a blackout in Kharkiv then. Among other things, the occupiers hit the Dniprovskaya HPP, but there is no threat of the dam breaching. Both stations that are part of the Dnipro HPP (HPP-1 and HPP-2) stopped working, while HPP-2 suffered critical damage.

After that, the Russians attacked critical infrastructure several more times. On the night of May 8 , Russian troops massively attacked Ukraine with missiles and drones. The targets were electricity generation and transmission facilities in Poltava, Kirovohrad, Zaporizhzhia, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk and Vinnytsia regions. Then two HPPs were taken out of operation.