Almost 2 million Ukrainian consumers were left without electricity due to a failure recorded in the country’s energy system on Tuesday. This was reported in the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine.
“On May 30, around 13:00, due to an emergency situation that occurred at the operator of the electricity transmission system, the power system was out of sync. This led to emergency shutdowns and temporary de-energization of subscribers. In total, almost 2 million subscribers were left without electricity at the same time,” – the department said in a statement.
The Ministry of Energy noted that the outages occurred in Kiev, Vinnitsa, Dnipropetrovsk, Kiev, Kirovograd, Nikolaev, Odessa, Poltava, Kharkiv, Khmelnitsky and Cherkasy regions, as well as in areas of the DPR and Zaporozhye region controlled by the Ukrainian authorities.
“This is the largest number of simultaneously de-energized consumers since February”, — emphasized in the ministry.
Ukrainian energy holding DTEK reported on May 30 that power outages were occurring throughout the country. The company “Kyiv electrical networks” clarified that emergency shutdowns occurred in several residential buildings in the city center. Head of the Kirovograd Regional Administration Andrey Raikovich reported that there was no electricity supply in the region due to a network failure. The Ukrainian edition “Strana” informed about blackouts in some areas of Kharkov, Vinnitsa and Poltava, and also wrote about emergency shutdowns in the Dnipropetrovsk region.
Later, the Ukrenergo company announced that the failure in the power supply system in several regions of Ukraine was due to the disconnection of high-voltage lines, work was launched to restore power supply, they were promised to be completed in the next few hours. The company said it had launched an investigation into the cause of the incident.