Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine along with the regional power
companies, Derzhenergonagliad (State energy
inspection services) and regional state administrations are actively working on
the schedules of rolling blackouts. Next week the Ministry is ready to bring
these schedules to the public. This was stated by Deputy Minister of Energy and
Coal Industry of Ukraine Oleksandr Svetelik at a briefing at the Government House on Monday,
will work out everything, and this week you will clearly learn about our
schedules of rolling blackouts. I am ready to meet with you and report at what
time will be blackouts for each region", the Deputy Minister noted.
to him, the Ministry is carrying out work with the regional state
administrations on this issue: "We are working with the administrations.
Many administrations have already prepared for this," Oleksandr
that the decision regarding emergency shutdowns in all the energy systems of
Ukraine had been made due to a deficit in the balance of electrical power. All
kinds of schedules, including the schedules of emergency shut-offs are made by
power supply organizations and agreed with local authorities.
Minister has explained that the so-called rolling blackouts are carried out on
schedule in order to reduce consumption during peak hours in the network and,
thus, to achieve power saving.
to him, the Government has ordered to arrange blackouts, thus all citizens in
all regions of Ukraine were in equal conditions. It has been also ordered to
reduce the lighting of advertising, streets, public institutions, etc.