Next winter will be harder than the previous one, because Ukraine is approaching it with a partially destroyed energy system.
This was stated by the Executive Director of DTEK Dmitry Sakharuk on the air of the telethon.
“The conditions in which we start this winter will be much worse than those at the beginning of last winter. We completed the last AWP (autumn-winter period), when 75% of thermal generation was destroyed or damaged. This was not the case in 2022” Saharuk said.
In autumn, consumption will begin to grow and again there will be a deficit.
“Ukraine will consume more and there may be a much larger deficit that cannot be covered by imports,” Sakharuk warns.
He urges Ukrainians to prepare for winter now, before prices jump.
“Now there is time to prepare, and prices are not as high as last autumn. We should pay attention to the insulation of houses. We should prepare calmly and without panic,” says DTEK’s executive director.
Sakharuk had previously warned that power engineers could return to rolling blackouts next winter .
Meanwhile, Ukrenergo announced a shortage of power in the system and called for saving electricity .
Source : CTPAHA