The Ministry of Energy of Ukraine has announced that starting in October, power outages will only occur in the event of enemy shelling and damage to the power system.
The Ministry of Energy denied the information circulating on the Internet about the alleged blackouts in Ukraine starting on October 1. Currently, Ukrainian power plants produce enough electricity to meet the needs of the population.
"The electricity generated by Ukrainian power plants is sufficient to meet the needs of consumers. There is a surplus of capacity during the daytime. Therefore, there are no plans to introduce blackouts in any of the country's regions from October 1," the ministry said.
However, the Ministry of Energy emphasized that in case of damage to the energy infrastructure due to enemy shelling, as it was last year, blackouts are possible. The ministry also noted that operators have developed schedules of possible blackouts due to unfair distribution of electricity in the last heating season, but they will be applied only in case of damage to energy facilities.
"As of today, no outages for household consumers are expected during the entire autumn-winter period," the statement said.