Energy minister says confident Ukraine will keep lights on this winter By Reuters
Published Jul 30, 2023 00:49
© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: German Valeriiovych Galushchenko, (also know as Herman Valeriiovych Halushchenko) Minister of Energy of Ukraine during a breakout meeting on power of transformation and building back better in the energy sector at the Ukraine Recovery Conferen
(Reuters) – Ukraine’s energy minister, reflecting on Saturday on what he has portrayed as the largest repairs campaign to a power system in modern history, expressed confidence the country could meet its generation needs during the cold months.
Asked in a televised interview whether the country would be able to meet its goal of providing 1.7 gigawatts of generation capacity by the heating season, German Galushchenko said, “We will manage to do it.”
He said he could not give details now but that the country was adding power in ways it had never done before. “I am very confident that the symbiosis of all actions will lead to the fact that we will be able to reliably ensure supplies during the heating season.”
Missile and drone attacks on energy infrastructure following Russia’s full-scale invasion last year caused sweeping blackouts and water outages for millions of Ukrainians during the winter.
Galushchenko said that while the scale of any new Russian attacks were hard to predict, Ukraine would be able to carry out repairs.
Energy minister says confident Ukraine will keep lights on this winter
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