There are no scheduled blackouts in Ukraine on Sunday, June 9, thanks to reduced energy consumption over the weekend and the resumption of operation of a nuclear power plant (NPP) reactor, reported Ukraine’s energy provider.

“TODAY, June 9, schedule application hourly outages for industrial and household consumers are NOT FORECASTED.

“The reason is a decrease in consumption on the day off and the return to operation of the NPP power unit,” said Ukrenergo, Ukraine’s main energy firm, in a Telegram announcement, adding that restrictions will be announced should they be introduced.

On Saturday, Ukrenergo announced that blackout schedules were expected between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Sunday, which is now canceled.

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Due to the Russian strikes on Ukrainian power plants – six times this year, as per Ukrenego’s previous announcements – Ukraine’s energy generation capacity has reached a historical low, said Volodymyr Kudrytskyi, chairman of the board of Ukrenergo.

More than half of Ukraine’s power generation capacity is now in ruins, as per recent reports.

As a result, Ukraine has been forced to introduce an hourly blackout schedule across the country, where power for industrial and residential users is available for four to six hours a day, two hours at a time, in most areas under a rolling schedule – given that the nationwide power consumption did not exceed the limit, which would cut off power altogether.

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For the majority of the week, the restrictions have been in place 24 hours a day, with some exceptions such as last Sunday, June 2, when the restrictions were in place during 6 p.m. and midnight.

To cope with the energy deficit, Ukrenergo has also been importing electricity from neighboring countries such as Poland, Slovakia and Romania.

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