The level of destruction of Ukraine’s energy system is “colossal” and there are practically no thermal and hydroelectric power plants in the country that would not be attacked, the management of the state-owned electricity company said.
“To understand the scale of these bombings, all thermal and hydro generation, if we are talking about large plants, suffered from missile strikes,” said Volodymyr Kudrytsky, CEO of the state-owned electricity distribution company Ukrenergo.
Kudritsky added that after Russia’s six attacks on the country’s energy infrastructure, “There are practically no intact thermal and hydroelectric power stations in Ukraine.”
The administrator of the state-owned company explained that there were almost no surviving Ukrenergo nodal substations, noting that all large facilities “have already been subjected to explosions, and at some several times.”
Kudritsky insisted on the need to prepare citizens for possible power outages, but insisted that power outages be seen as a technical procedure.
Blackout is not the end of the world. This is a complete or significant power outage, after which service is resumed,” the head of Ukrenergo explained.
“We have to be prepared for long power outages that exceed four hours. In some cases, for example, after the last attack, in some regions it lasted up to a day or more, ”concluded Kudritsky.