Latvia has donated hundreds of generators to Ukraine

The Latvian public, businesses and local governments have already donated several hundred generators to Ukraine and several more cargos will travel to Ukraine in the near future, Latvian Television reported on November 30.

Two driller tractors, two trailers, a loader, and two power generators have been donated by the electricity distribution network State JSC Sadales tīkls.

Valdis Vucāns, director of Sadales tīkls, said: “This is equipment with which Ukraine works, and therefore needs no special senses, no need for training. When this is taken to Ukraine, the Ukrainian colleagues will also be able to start their jobs on the same day."

The tractor, together with the equipment, shall be regarded as replacement hardware for special supports and intended for the renewal of the infrastructure. Generators, on the other hand, are able to supply electricity immediately. Vucāns added: “Around 150 households will be provided altogether.”

So far, the ST has also donated 49 transformers and has otherwise helped the families of industry specialists from Ukraine.

Equipment for restoring the energy system has also been donated by Latvenergo. For example, the 54-tonne tri-phase 110-kilovolt transformer will travel to Ukraine in the coming days.

But significantly smaller companies are also donating. Solarshop.lv has brought equipment for the Boryspil Hospital to the warehouse of Ziedot.lv. The hospital has asked for batteries because it cannot afford to use fuel-powered generators for a long time.

“Solarshop.lv” project manager Krišs Zēmelis said: “We are donating inverters with devices that, when connected with lithium batteries, this hospital will be able to continue its work in the event of a network shutdown. When the network is connected, the batteries are charged full; when the network is switched off, so the hospital, first of all, uses that energy from the batteries and then, when connected again, those batteries charge through the inverter."

Several municipalities have sent generators to their partnership cities in Ukraine, while a large number of donations are coordinated by the charity Ziedot.lv.

Ziedot.lv's chief executive, Rūta DImanta, said: “The needs are very different. The principle is that the Ukrainian side tells what strengths and what power generators or any other devices are needed. And then we on this side, along with the specialists, are looking for this solution. More than 235 energy plants have already been sent through Ziedot.lv, both by donating and buying for donations. Next week, the Rīga City Council will send over about 200 facilities, and I think it will not end. We will continue to help. "

Both generators and batteries have become deficient goods in shops. Recently, many buy them in large volumes to donate.

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