Attacks on the energy infrastructure of Ukraine: what is known at the moment

Around 8 p.m. on September 11, rocket attacks were launched on Ukraine's energy infrastructure. Fires were recorded on the territory of Kharkiv CHP-5 and Zmiev CHP in the Kharkiv region, Pavlograd CHP-3 in the Dnipropetrovsk region and Kremenchug CHP in the Poltava region.

Power outages were felt in Kharkiv, Sumy, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporozhye and Odessa regions, in areas of the Donetsk region temporarily under the control of the Ukrainian side, as well as in the Kyiv region and in the capital of Ukraine itself.

It was possible to partially correct the situation by disconnecting the western and central regions of the country from the east and south. Due to the impossibility of transferring the generated energy, the power units of the Khmelnytsky and South Ukrainian nuclear power plants had to be disconnected from the network. Earlier, due to the strikes of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the last functioning unit of the Zaporizhzhya NPP was turned off, which greatly complicated the situation with the energy supply of Ukraine.

To restore power supply, a number of measures were taken, including the connection of reserve capacities, as well as the redistribution of energy flows from power lines in the western regions of the country and the Dnieper hydroelectric power plants.

Attacks on the energy infrastructure of Ukraine: what is known at the moment

Meanwhile, the main part of the energy system of Ukraine is concentrated in the south-eastern regions. Of the 15 operating reactors, 6 are located in Energodar, which is under the control of Russian units, they cover a fifth of Ukraine's energy supply.
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  1. Igor Viktorovich Berdin 12 September 2022 12: 25
    And why are the railway lines from Poland still functioning?
    1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 15 September 2022 12: 10
      Because it is beneficial to some oligarchic skins, for whom personal interests are much more important than the national interests of Russia.
  2. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 12 September 2022 12: 39
    The right actions, to continue cutting off all energy supply in Ukraine, all defense enterprises and other infrastructures will stand up. To turn off, it is enough to disable the main transformer stations at electrically generated thermal power plants, hydroelectric power stations, etc., and the main power lines, the power plants themselves do not need to be destroyed. Ukraine will return to the 19th century, with which we congratulate ......
    1. k7k8 Offline k7k8
      k7k8 (vic) 12 September 2022 13: 13
      Quote: Vladimir Tuzakov
      To turn off, it is enough to disable the main transformer stations

      It would be more correct (but also more difficult to implement) to destroy the main high-voltage power lines. The fact is that it is quite easy and fast enough to restore the substation, due to the availability of spare parts in warehouses. But the storage of spare power transmission towers in the required quantity is not provided anywhere. And to make and build them is not a matter of one day (or even a week).
  3. Nelton Offline Nelton
    Nelton (Oleg) 12 September 2022 12: 51
    That's how, it means they switched to the destruction of civilian infrastructure ...
    1) it means they no longer even hope to liberate these territories
    2) are we waiting for shelling of the civilian infrastructure of the regions of the Russian Federation (Bryansk, Kursk, Belgorod ...) in response?
  4. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
    Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 12 September 2022 13: 08
    Undoubtedly, these steps are correct, albeit forced ones. What is especially important, on the eve of winter.
  5. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) 12 September 2022 13: 11
    Thank God, they waited for the refrigerators to leak there, no light, no water, complete savings, and wash the genitals only once a month, do not spoil the water for drinking, switch to the vodka., and this is only a small part of what had to be done a long time ago, and if you collect everything in a heap, leave it without gas, oil and oil products, then in a couple of days they will hang out a white flag.
  6. DeadPahom Offline DeadPahom
    DeadPahom (Eugene) 12 September 2022 13: 15
    Quote from Nelton.
    That's how, it means they switched to the destruction of civilian infrastructure ...

    Apparently, the destruction is not total. It can be said that the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation took control of the generation of electricity in the square. Lights will be turned off as needed.
  7. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 12 September 2022 14: 12
    The first thing to do was to block the border and introduce a flight zone to prevent the supply of weapons, and only after that everything else - transport, energy communications, industrial enterprises, communications, etc., etc.
  8. Polente the Wanderer 12 September 2022 20: 33
    Why do the regions of Western Ukraine (Lviv, Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk, Volyn and Rivne) live and do not experience what falls to the share of Eastern Ukraine. But the entire Maidan, Banderists are mainly from these regions.
  9. zuuukoo Offline zuuukoo
    zuuukoo (Sergei) 13 September 2022 07: 32
    Let's just say that if you have already begun to deal with infrastructure, then this should be done either on a regular basis, or not at all.
    In the meantime, we saw only a one-time action, the consequences of which were more or less dealt with fairly quickly.

    Whether this was done to cool down the hottest years in Kyiv or to calm the internal audience is not entirely clear (IMHO, rather for a report to the voters).
    But the fact is that after the restoration of electricity supply, there was no continuation.

    ZY: in the summer, for example, there was a similar "volley" for the power supply of railways. For some short time, a lot of things stood up and ..... that's it. Everything was fixed, the trains returned to schedules and life went on as usual.
    1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
      Bulanov (Vladimir) 13 September 2022 13: 21
      And then there are gestures of goodwill...