Satellite images show deterioration of Ukraine's power grid
The relevance of the pictures taken is owed to their comparison in the energy supply situation between January and December, and showed how weak the pulse has become overtime.
Sky News released on Friday images from NASA's Suomi and NOAA-20 satellites of blackouts in Ukraine that the news outlet described as a "pulse".
Exclusive new satellite imagery shows the impact of Russia’s war on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure.— Sky News (@SkyNews) December 23, 2022
Yet British embassy officials have told Sky News that Ukraine has “more than enough” generating capacity.
Why then, are lights going out across Ukraine?https://t.co/oGMwEBT82M pic.twitter.com/GQkCVhdNuF
According to Sky News, the satellites pass over Ukraine daily around 01:30 a.m. (23:30 GMT).
The report adds that "Their powerful cameras, each the size of a grand piano, capture the pulse of the country - the twinkle of street lights, shop signs, and kitchen windows."
The relevance of the pictures taken is owed to their comparison in the energy supply situation between January and December which showed how weak the pulse has become over time.
The images show that by the end of November, Ukraine's energy system has become almost completely defective.
Russia has been targeting Ukraine's infrastructure in response to the bombing operation that destroyed part of the Crimean Bridge, which Russia blamed Ukraine for carrying out.
On November 15, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said that about 50% of Ukraine's energy infrastructure had been damaged as a result of Russia's strikes, causing massive power outages.
On November 27, Ukraine's electricity transmission system operator, Ukrenergo, reported a 20% power generation deficit on Sunday.