At once at two power plants in Vinnytsia and Lviv regions of Ukraine, there was an emergency shutdown of power units, the deputy of the Verkhovna Rada, head of the Committee on Energy and Housing and Communal Services Andrey Gerus said in Telegram.
“At 00:52 (February 6 – ed.) for emergency repairs stopped unit 2 Ladyzhinskaya TPP. The reason was noise in the boiler furnace. At 04:58, unit #5 of Dobrotvirska TPP was stopped for emergency repairs. The reason is a fault in the automatic safety device,” Gerus wrote.
The Ukrainian power plants are owned by the DTEK group of companies.
According to the deputy, the stoppages of power units significantly complicate the work of the power system of the country.
“Nevertheless, the system operator Ukrenergo balances the situation at the expense of other sources, there is a stable and uninterrupted supply of electricity for all consumers,” he added.
Earlier, Ukraine asked Belarus for emergency supplies of electricity due to accidents at two other power plants. On February 2 and 3, the power units at the Kurakhovskaya and Zaporizhzhya thermal power plants were shut down.
Last January, Minsk already supplied Kyiv with electricity on an emergency basis. Then it was connected with the growth of consumption amid the abnormally cold weather. In early February, Ukraine also resumed importing electricity from Russia.