Currently, the main goal is to supply power to critical infrastructure facilities and multi-apartment buildings that depend on electricity for heating.
Against the background of the accident at the substation, all the powerful generators that the Ministry of Energy has, as well as the gas turbine power substation, will be brought to Odesa. Now the main goal is to request critical infrastructure facilities and multi-apartment buildings that depend on electricity.
Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal shared this information in his personal Telegram channel. He said that the situation in Odesa and the districts adjacent to the city is difficult. The scale of the accident is significant, so it will not be possible to quickly restore the power supply. This also applies to the connection of critical infrastructure objects.
At the government meeting, Shmyhal ordered the creation of a headquarters to resolve the situation headed by the Minister of Energy. It also included at. the Minister of Internal Affairs, the head of the State Emergency Service and OVA, the head of “Ukrenergo”, representatives of the Ministry of Infrastructure and other ministries and departments.
“Now the main goal is to request critical infrastructure and multi-apartment buildings, the heating of which depends on electricity supply. I instructed to bring to Odesa within a day all the powerful generators that are in the Ministry of Energy. Also, a gas turbine power plant with a capacity of 25 MW, provided by our partners from the USA, must be transported to the city “, Shmyhal said.
Representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will contact Turkey regarding additional support for the city in the form of floating power plants. All “Points of Invincibility” should work in Odessa.
Fire at the power plant in Odesa: current information
This morning, February 4, a fire broke out at one of the central facilities of the Odesa region’s energy infrastructure. As a result, the city and part of the surrounding areas were left without electricity.
Later, DPEK reported that this was the second large-scale accident in a day at the Ukrenergo facility.
“This morning, at one of the high-voltage substations through which the city of Odesa is powered, an autotransformer failed, which was restored after being damaged during Russian attacks,” Ukrenergo wrote about the cause of the accident.
The company warned that the damage to the facility is significant, so problems with electricity will last longer than usual. It is currently impossible to determine when power will be restored.