Population consumes electricity 40% less

The population of Ukraine consumes electricity 40% less, which is why only half of the power units are currently operating, Petro Kotin, NNEGC Energoatom’s president says. The sums on the payrolls have also decreased.

The damage to Energoatom has increased since the beginning of the full-scale war and now totals UAH 40 billion, including buildings destroyed by shelling and fires, damaged equipment at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, as well as losses incurred due to the forced decline in electricity production. 

According to Kotin, electricity consumption by the population in the country has decreased by almost 40% since the beginning of the full-scale invasion. As for the industry, the goes up to 60%. In this regard, only half of the power units are currently operating. 

The sums on the payrolls have also decreased significantly. At the same time, Kotin says that Energoatom provides low electricity tariffs for residential consumers through PSO. More than 60% of electricity goes to the needs of the population at low prices. 

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The resource continues to be produced by the Zaporizhzhia NPP, which remains under Russian occupation. However, Ukraine continues to fully control its work.

Tags: electricity transmission, electricity consumption

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