axim Timchenko, CEO of the DTEK Group, the largest owner of Ukrainian generation capacity, has revealed that power plants have been shelled in central, western, eastern, and southern parts of Ukraine, claiming that about 30% of Ukraine's energy infrastructure has been hit by Russian missiles. As a result of Russian missile attacks on October 10th, rolling blackouts have been launched in four regions of Ukraine and Kyiv. The restriction of consumption in Kyiv and the central region is not related to a shortage of resources, but to the damage of the infrastructure and the necessary restoration work. Stable electricity supply throughout the country was planned to be restored in a few days.
Ukraine has ceased exporting electricity due to Russian missile attacks on energy facilities. Ukrainian electricity, exported following synchronisation to the EU and via separate lines to Moldova and Poland, has helped support the stability of the European energy system. The Zaporizhia nuclear power plant has been under Russian occupation for more than 7 months, and was shut down, but Ukraine still fulfilled its obligations to European partners regarding electricity export. The liberation of Energodar will increase export capacity to 1000 MV by the end of the year and allow electricity export even in the winter season, says the government.