Distribution System Operators of DTEK Grids Have Checked Reliability of Power Supply to 1,180 Hospitals

Distribution System Operators of DTEK Grids Have Checked Reliability of Power Supply to 1,180 Hospitals

Power distribution02 April 2020

Distribution system operators of DTEK Grids have checked reliability of power supply to 1,180 hospitals in Kyiv and four regions of Ukraine. Continuous power supply to healthcare facilities under conditions of resistance to the outspread of COVID-19 is one of the company’s core tasks.

During a quarantine, distribution system operators’ employees have checked the operation of standby lines and power equipment. 71 hospitals in Kyiv, 273 – in Dnipropetrovsk Region, 189 – in Donetsk Region, 493 – in Odesa Region and 154 – in Kyiv Region have been checked.

DTEK Grids uses best efforts to ensure that healthcare facilities are reliably power-supplied: each hospital, each medical worker and each patient. Within recent two weeks, we have checked the infrastructure in 1,180 hospitals. Special attention was paid to the hospitals with infectious disease wards, which account for 118. Where it was necessary, we increased power capacity and provided standby power sources”, - said DTEK Grids CEO Ivan Gelyukh.

Power engineers have developed special instructions for hospital employees responsible for power circuits. Now they can properly respond to an emergency before an emergency service crew arrives.

As it was reported earlier, since March 17 distribution system operators DTEK Kyiv Grids, DTEK Dnipro Grids, DTEK Donetsk Grids, Odesaoblenergo and Kyivoblenergo had switched to remote customer service. The remote customer service is usable via companies’ websites, call centers, emails and official Facebook pages. This is a more convenient and time-saving format for a customer that does not require personal attendance.