Kharkiv residents asked to minimize boiler use amid catastrophic electricity deficit

Kharkiv ouf ot power
Kharkiv ouf ot power

There is a catastrophic shortage of electricity in Kharkiv as of March 27 amid Russian strikes, the Kharkiv Heating Networks company reported on Telegram, calling on residents to minimize the use of electric boilers.

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The utility company “did everything possible to restore hot water service as soon as possible,” and most homes in the city now have it.

Locals are urged to check their taps and use the centralized service.

The utility company plans to connect the last homes in Kholodnohirskyi, Novobavarskyi, Shevchenkivskyi, and Kyivskyi districts by the end of the day.

The situation with electricity supply in Kharkiv after the attack on March 22

Kharkiv was almost completely left without electricity after the largest massive Russian attack on the power system on March 22, when Russia fired more than 150 targets at Ukraine. The city experienced problems with water and heat supply.

Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov reported on March 23 that electricity had been restored to 35% of the buildings and heating to 50%.

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Ukrenergo reported on March 24 that the power supply situation in Kharkiv could improve in about a week.

The Kharkiv subway, which had been out of service after a massive Russian attack on the power grid, reopened on March 25.

The head of the Kharkiv Oblast State Administration, Oleh Synehubov, said that about 200,000 households in the city were cut off from electricity.

Kharkivoblenergo reported on the same day that all customers in Kharkiv and the region had been reconnected, but were now receiving electricity according to a schedule. There may also be blackouts due to emergency or scheduled outages.

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