Existing communications between countries are insufficient.
Romania will continue to supply electricity to Moldova, but the networks between the countries are insufficient.
According to Reuters, Romanian President Klaus Iohannis said that his country is ready to continue supplying electricity to neighboring Moldova, as Russian shelling in Ukraine damages its energy supply.
However, existing communications between countries are insufficient. “Until now, we have delivered everything we were asked for, but failures occur, because the Romanian-Moldovan networks are absolutely insufficient. Most of the electricity transmitted by Romania still passes through Ukraine,” the President of Romania emphasized.
Impact on the energy system of Ukraine and the electricity situation in Moldova:
On October 10, 2022, the Russian Federation launched attacks on critical infrastructure facilities in Ukraine.
The occupiers are hitting power stations, hydropower and heat generation facilities. An emergency power outage began across the country.
On November 15, Russia fired 100 missiles into the territory of Ukraine. It was the most massive shelling of Ukraine’s energy system since the beginning of the war.
On November 15, as a result of a massive Russian missile attack on Ukrainian energy infrastructure facilities, electricity in neighboring Moldova partially disappeared.
On November 17, an anti-record for power outages was set in Kyiv.
On November 18, 2022, the KMDA advised Kyiv residents to stock up on water and food. DTEK urged Ukrainians to think about leaving the country for the winter in order to save energy.
On November 19, the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, said that the occupiers had destroyed about 50% of Ukraine’s energy infrastructure.
On November 23, Russia again struck the energy system of Ukraine. The Zaporizhzhia NPP went into full blackout mode. The NPP was stopped. The Ministry of Energy of Ukraine announced that a blackout had begun in the entire energy system of the country.
On November 24, 70% of residential buildings in Kyiv were cut off. DTEK reported that the lights in Kyiv will be turned on for 2-3 hours.
On November 25, Ukraine confirmed the connection of all nuclear power plants to the network.