Zhytomyroblenergo may introduce rotating power cuts for enterprises and household consumers due to a decrease in payments for electricity consumed. This was announced by head of the enterprise Oleksiy Sheketa, Suspilne reports.
“Today we carry out all scheduled repair and maintenance work. But if there is no financing, there will be no payments, we will not be able to work normally. And such a large substation can be stopped”, said Anatolii Blazhkevych, deputy technical director.
According to Oleh Nahirnyak, Commercial Director of the enterprise, today, due to permission to defer payments for utilities due to quarantine, household payments fell to 30-40% and enterprises –to 50-60%. In past years, the settlement was 80-90%.
“In the absence of payments, and miracles do not happen, how to produce electricity and distribute it. There is no money to transfer and sell. Then the critical situation regarding the availability of electricity will really come. If the situation worsens, it is possible that we will be forced to introduce rotating power cuts. Then it will be difficult to figure out who is right and who is not”, said Oleksiy Sheketa.
To recap, the Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection reported that during the quarantine period, citizens will receive full power supply services, which also cannot be suspended.
Earlier it was reported that Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal had proposed to compensate for utility bills for the period of quarantine.
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