As a result of severe flooding due to the explosion of the Kakhovka HPP by the occupiers in Kherson and neighboring settlements, almost 20 thousand consumers do not have electricity. In particular, the pumping station of Kherson CHP was flooded.
This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Energy.
"The main capacities of the combined heat and power plant are still outside the risk zone. In the city, as of the morning of June 7, 129 transformer substations were flooded and, accordingly, damaged. Also in the Mykolaiv region, as a result of the explosion of the Kakhovka HPP, two solar power plants were flooded," the ministry said.
It is noted that the situation at the Zaporizhzhia NPP is monitored by experts of Energoatom. Currently, there is no direct threat due to the explosion of the Kakhovka HPP for the temporarily occupied power plant in Energodar.
In addition, seven settlements have lost power in Donetsk region due to hostilities. Also, some consumers in Zaporizhzhia, Sumy, Kharkiv, Chernihiv regions remain without electricity.
"Despite all the challenges, Ukraine's energy system is working stably. There is no shortage of electricity. However, according to the Ministry of Energy, due to the explosion of the Kakhovka HPP in the future, there may be difficulties with powering and establishing a stable power supply for consumers in the adjacent territories after their de-occupation," the Ministry of Energy said.
To recap, Ihor Syrota, General Director of PJSC Ukrhydroenergo, said that the Kakhovka station has not been operating in the power system since October last year. That is why its destruction will not affect the provision of electricity to the population.
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