On January 25, 2022, Ukrenergo National Power Company requested emergency power assistance from the Republic of Belarus to save the available energy system reserves, an Ukrinform correspondent reports, referring to the company’s press service.
“On Tuesday, January 25, 2022, Ukrenergo’s control center requested emergency power assistance from Belarus for Ukraine’s integrated energy system from 10:00 a.m. to 01:00 p.m. (450 megawatt-hours), from 01:00 p.m. to 02:00 p.m. and from 04:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m. (200 megawatt-hours),” the report states.
According to Ukrenergo, the emergency power assistance request was not caused by the lack of power reserves in the energy system but is necessary to save the available reserves and consistently cover the peak consumption loads in the following periods.
A reminder that, on January 25, 2022, power unit 4 of Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) and power unit 1 of Khmelnytskyi NPP were disconnected from the energy system to carry out maintenance works. According to Ukrainian Energy Minister German Galushchenko, Ukraine’s energy system is remaining balanced thanks to the additional load on thermal and hydro power plants.