On Nov. 2, Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov reported to Suspilne about the city plans for the heating points preparation.

“We are preparing heating points in schools, which will be equipped with generators, so people will be able to charge phones, and to have hot meals there. The second heating point place is the metro stations. Another heating point location is our safe public transport stops. They are arranged in such a way that it will be safe for the citizens to stay there. We will install generators, heat guns, thermal curtains, and energy sources so that people can recharge devices. We will provide citizens with hot food there,” said Terekhov.

According to Terekhov, special tents and booths will be installed in the city, where people will also have an opportunity to get warm, charge their gadgets and receive hot food.

“We are working out the transport logistics in case of global shutdowns, creating fuel reserves,” Terekhov said.

Earlier, the representatives of the international organization “World Central Kitchen” discussed further cooperation with Kharkiv authorities and preparation for the winter.

Kharkiv metro operation

On Nov. 2, Suspilne reported about the suspension of operation of two lines in the Kharkiv metro due to the recent mass attacks on the city’s energy infrastructure. As of 11 a.m., both lines have resumed working.

Power outages in Kharkiv

On Nov. 2, the press service of “Ukrenergo”, the Ukrainian electricity supply company, reported that rolling blackouts haven`t provided sufficient support for the stable operation of the energy system. Rotational load shedding was suspended in Sumy, Kharkiv, and Poltava oblasts.

“Unfortunately, the schedules of rolling blackouts today are not enough to maintain the stable operation of the power system. The dispatch center of “Ukrenergo” is forced to provide distribution network operators (oblenergo) with the capability to limit the electricity supply for all categories of consumers in Sumy, Kharkiv, and Poltava oblasts from 11 a.m. The schedule of rota load shedding in these areas has been temporarily suspended,” the press service noted.

The company emphasized that the restrictions of all categories of consumers were necessary to reduce the network load, support the sustainable balancing of the energy system and avoid repeated accidents after the damage caused to the power grids by Russian rocket and drone attacks.

These measures enable energy companies to restore damaged energy facilities as quickly as possible, balance the system and provide an energy supply to the citizens.

Earlier, “Kharkivoblenergo”, the Kharkiv energy provider, planned to introduce the electricity cuts schedule.