Due to the cold weather, limits on electricity consumption are being introduced in Kyiv. What does it mean?

Anna Kholodnova

As of 11:00 a.m. on January 6, due to gradual cooling in Ukraine, and in particular in Kyiv, electricity consumption is increasing. Because of this, electricity consumption limits are introduced.

This was reported in the Kyiv City Military Administration (KCMA).

Exceeding these limits leads to emergency power outages, because the energy system damaged by the Russians is unable to cover all needs in full.

The KCMA asks Ukrainians to consume electricity wisely — this can reduce the likelihood of blackouts. Ukrainian energy workers continue to restore damaged facilities.

The Mayor of Kyiv Vitaliy Klitschko said that in case of an emergency situation and a long-term absence of electricity and heating, 530 heating points are working in the capital. There are generators and other equipment to keep people warm, charge gadgets and boil water. There are also more than 100 points provided by entrepreneurs.

Klitschko published a map where you can find heating points.

  • Russian troops systematically attack critical infrastructure facilities in Ukraine. Currently, approximately 40% of the energy infrastructure is seriously damaged.
  • On January 3, the company "Ukrenergo" reported that, thanks to the warm weather, light consumption decreased. The power plants produced enough electricity to cover the load. In addition, thanks to the clear weather in the morning and afternoon hours, the production of electricity by solar power plants increased.
  • New stabilization shutdown schedules were introduced in Kyiv region on January 3. For the uniformity of blackouts, consumers were divided into four groups instead of two, as was the case before.