An emergency shutdown of power units occurred at two power plants in the Vinnitsa and Lviv regions of Ukraine, the deputy of the Verkhovna Rada, the head of the committee on energy and housing and communal services Andriy Gerus, reported on Telegram.
“At 00.52 (February 6 – ed.) Unit 2 of Ladyzhinskaya TPP was shut down for emergency repairs. The reason is the noise in the boiler furnace. At 04:58 Unit 5 of Dobrotvorskaya TPP was stopped for emergency repairs. The reason is a malfunction of the safety device.”Andriy Gerus
Both power plants are owned by the DTEK group of companies. The ultimate beneficiary of the companies is the Ukrainian oligarch Rinat Akhmetov.
According to the deputy, stoppages of power units significantly complicate the work of the country’s energy system.
“Nevertheless, the system operator Ukrenergo is balancing the situation at the expense of other sources, a stable and uninterrupted supply of electricity is provided to all consumers,” he assured.
Earlier, Ukraine asked Belarus for emergency supplies of electricity due to accidents at two other power plants: on February 2 and 3, power units were disconnected at the Kurakhovskaya and Zaporozhye TPPs.
Last January Minsk already supplied Kiev with electricity on an emergency basis. Then this was due to an increase in consumption against the background of abnormal cold weather. Since early February, Ukraine has also resumed importing electricity from Russia.