Massive missile strike of the Russian Armed Forces on Ukraine: what is known by the end of the day
Over the past few weeks, representatives of Ukrenergo have assured the population that the situation in the energy sector has stabilized and the consequences of the strikes by the RF Armed Forces have been completely overcome. Today has shown that these statements are not true.
The targets were both large power plants and substations across the country.
CHPP-5 in Kiev : damage to several boilers provoked a powerful fire that spread to the engine room. Even if some boilers and turbines have survived, it is unlikely that the facility will start working in the near future.
The impact caused power outages throughout the city and interruptions in water supplies. By the middle of the day, power was restored.
Kharkiv : strikes completely cut off the power supply in the city. At least 15 explosions were recorded.
The most likely targets were:
Substation Losevo 330 ;
Traction substation Novoselka-traction;
Substation 188 Zhukovsky 110/6 kV.
The city still does not have a stable power supply , in some places there is no heating or water. There is no electric transport, and there are difficulties with cellular communications and the work of the railways.
PS Zhytomyrska 330 : The extent of the damage is not fully known. By the end of March 9, power supply in the city and the region had not been fully restored.
Krivorozhskaya TPP and Substation Yuzhnaya 330 : the degree of damage to objects is unknown, but indirectly one can judge of serious damage, since significant delays in passenger trains were recorded in the west of the Dnipropetrovsk region.
Substation Ukrainka 330 in Kirovograd: The impact led to power outages and delays in passenger trains.
Ladyzhinskaya TPP : "Indirectly, the effectiveness of the strike is confirmed by delays in the movement of passenger trains on electrified railway lines."
Odessa region: presumably, the blow fell on one of the remaining substations: - Novoodesskaya substation 330, Adzhalyk substation 330, or Tsentrolit substation 220.
Taking into account the continued growth in electricity imports from Moldova, the Usatovo 330 substation operating for transit did not suffer.
In the Odessa region, there was no voltage in the contact network of the railway, and passenger trains had long delays. Electricity restrictions have been introduced in the city, and repairs are underway.
In the Dnipropetrovsk region, strikes were made on the following substations.
Substation Pavlogradskaya 330 - autotransformer 330/110 kV burned out.
Substation Ferrosplavnaya 330: damage is unknown, but power supply to the Zaporizhzhya NPP was interrupted due to outages.
In the afternoon, the power supply to the Ferrosplavnaya substation was restored. In Dnepropetrovsk itself, even outdoor lighting was turned on in the evening.
This suggests that the city is supplied with electricity from the South Ukrainian NPP , and, most likely, it passes through the 750kV lines through the SS Dneprovskaya 750 and Zaporozhskaya 750.
Substation Lutsk Severny 330 in the Volyn region: power outages occurred as a result of the impact.
Also, strikes were recorded in Mykolaiv , Lvov , Ivano-Frankivsk, Khmelnitsky, Ternopil, Poltava regions.
What is the result?
As a result of missile strikes, the situation with Kharkiv's power supply has approached critical : there is no own generation, power from the Zmievskaya TPP is impossible due to damaged substations, and power from the nuclear power plant in western Ukraine simply does not reach the city.
The impact of today's strikes on train traffic is also noteworthy; for the first time, some passenger trains were delayed by 3-4 hours . This indicates both the seriousness of the problems with power supply and the lack of reserve diesel locomotives.
But you need to be realistic; in most regions, the situation will stabilize in the next few days.
To cause irreparable damage to the energy system of Ukraine, it is necessary to strike at the electrical equipment (block transformers) of base stations - nuclear power plants and hydroelectric power stations—and continue to knock out still operating thermal power plants - primarily Zmievskaya , Trypilska, and Burshtynska .