During Russia’s attack on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure, power sub-stations like this one in Kharkiv were reduced to twisted metal chunks.
After being repeatedly attacked by Russia for months, Ukraine is now allowed to export power for the first time in six months.
In October, Russia started its protracted and planned attack on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure.
Power outages and planned blackouts resulted, putting villages and cities in the dark throughout the winter.
Ukraine will be free to sell its surplus energy once again after being ordered to halt exports.
While domestic clients are still given precedence, energy minister Herman Halushchenko issued an executive order authorizing the shipments.
For nearly two months, the system has been creating surplus capacity, according to him, and Ukrainians are not subject to any limits.
The most challenging winter is over, Mr. Halushchenko said on Friday.
The next stage is to begin exporting power, which will enable us to draw in more financial support for the essential rebuilding of the damaged and devastated energy infrastructure.
He also lauded the engineers’ and worldwide collaborators’ “titanic efforts” in repairing the system.
Residents in Ukraine told the topnewsplanet last month that the electricity supply was becoming more dependable.
A young mother in Dnipro named Inna Shtanko said, “The city has changed.” “Street lights are returned, and it’s safe to traverse the city streets once again.”
Ukrenergo, the company in charge of running the nation’s energy grid, has cautioned that Ukraine cannot rely on Russian assaults ceasing.
On Saturday, Ukrenergo said that Russia had so far throughout the conflict fired more than 1,200 missiles and drones against its energy installations.
The attack, according to the business, was the biggest effort to bring down the electricity infrastructure of a European nation.
During winter, with power outages and frigid temperatures, some residents were forced to utilize “resilience centers” in cities around Ukraine to stay warm.
Power, heat, and essential supplies like food and medications were all delivered via the hubs.
When Russia started attacking energy infrastructure, all of Ukraine’s thermal and hydroelectric power facilities suffered damage.
In Zaporizhzhia, the biggest nuclear power facility in Europe is currently under Russian control; Kiev no longer has control over it. is daily everyday .
After the war has started the Europian Union helped Ukraine as the primary market of energy. In june 2022 ukraine said that, planning of selling electricity to the Europian Union at a profit of €1.5 billion (£1.33 billion) by the end of the year.