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I hope we would not need limits on energy consumption anytime soon – Ukraine's Minister of Energy

Saturday, 25 February 2023, 20:46
I hope we would not need limits on energy consumption anytime soon – Ukraine's Minister of Energy

Herman Halushchenko, Ukraine's Minister of Energy, predicts a stable situation with the energy supply in the near future and hopes that the limits will no longer be needed.

Source: Halushchenko on  national television

Quote: "I am very glad that now the system is operating in a deficit-free mode; it has already been the third week that electricity production fully covers consumption. We have considerable reserves.


There are plans to continue to support the power system in such a way that people do not experience supply constraints, so I really hope that in the near future we will not need limits at all for areas in terms of electricity consumption.''

Details: Answering the question if Ukraine is considering the possibility of resuming electricity exports, the minister said: "This is an important question now. We used imports, this is a very important mechanism to increase power supply to our system. If we will see a considerable surplus in the system, the question of export will certainly be considered, but for now the key for us is to restore electricity as much as possible to regions where there is still damage to the network."

However, Halushchenko said that Ukraine went through the most difficult heating season in history, during which about 50% of the energy system was damaged by Russian attacks.

Earlier: As of the morning of Saturday, 25 February, electricity consumption has fallen slightly due to the weekend, there is no power deficit in the system, but due to significant damage in the city of Odesa, hourly outages are still in effect.

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