Russian attacks on energy infrastructure require significant efforts to sustain power system - ENTSO-E

Russian attacks on energy infrastructure require significant efforts to sustain power system - ENTSO-E

Systematic attacks on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure in Ukraine require significant efforts from energy repair crews to maintain proper operation of the power system. Under current conditions, the capacity of interstate lines has reached its peak.

That’s according to an outlook for the summer of 2024, released by ENTSO-E.

"Unpredictable but systematic everyday attacks causing the transportation grid’s infrastructure elements damage require Ukrenergo and generation companies' staff’s significant effort to maintain the grid and generation units in proper state and operation. The interconnector transfer capacity has reached limits for the current conditions, and options for further increase are explored," the review says.

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It is noted that the national analysis for Ukraine lays down “significant risks” to the nation’s energy system.

ENTSO-E notes that urgent efforts are being carried out by Ukrainian energy companies to restore damaged generation capacities and implement small-scale distributed generation connecting to the distribution grid, but also be dispatchable and simultaneously cover local electricity demand.

As reported, massive Russian attacks on energy facilities resumed on March 22. In particular, the Burshtyn, Ladyzhyn, Zmiiv, and Trypilllia thermal power plants, as well as hydroelectric power plants, sustained significant damage. The government of Ukraine assesses the loss of generating capacity at 9 GW.

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