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Large-scale blackouts occur in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, power supply schedule introduced

Saturday, 13 January 2024, 23:14
Large-scale blackouts occur in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, power supply schedule introduced
A building without electricity in Rostov. Screenshot from a video

Electricity was cut off in several districts of the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don on the evening of 13 January. 

Source: local publication

Details: With reference to readers and social media, the publication reports that residents of the Zapadny, Red Aksai, Nakhichevan, Aleksandrovka, Chkalovsky [microdistricts and residential areas in the city of Rostov-on-Don] and the centre of Rostov were left without power. Electricity was also cut off in parts of Belaya Kalitva and Bataysk.


The power was turned off at about 21:30. According to the management company Komservice, Magnitogorsk, Zavodskaya, Zvivistaya and part of Zapadnaya streets were cut off. On their Telegram channel, the companies specify that the outage would last 2-3 hours.

"Rosseti [Russian Networks – ed.] has introduced a schedule of temporary power cuts, which is why in particular our consumers were left without power (our substations are powered by Rosseti equipment)," Donenergo commented on the situation.

Sergey Sizikov, Minister of Housing and Public Utilities of Rostov Oblast, reported in his Telegram channel that, according to power engineers, electricity would be restored completely by 23:30.

Quote: "Due to technological disruption in high-voltage networks, the Regional Dispatch Directorate for Rostov Oblast of the SO UES [the Russian power Distribution System Operator – ed.] of Russia has decided to introduce temporary shutdown schedules in the amount of 270 MW in a number of districts of Rostov Oblast. They plan to restore normal power supply in the near future," Rosseti Yug (Russian Networks South) commented on the outage.

Updated: At 23:58 Moscow time (22:58 Kyiv time), Rosseti South said that electricity had been restored to homes at 23:37.

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