Where to find places with generators in Ukraine: a selection of resources to help you
Mass blackouts continue in Ukraine due to russian shelling. Against the background of the upcoming cold weather and blackouts across the country, various facilities are installing alternative energy sources that will help you stay connected, work and just stay warm during a complete power outage. Where to find such establishments, read below.
Where to find a place to work during a blackout?
"Points of Invincibility"
"Points of invincibility" are places organized by the regional authorities and the State Emergency Service, which have a generator (recharging gadgets), heat, internet, tea/coffee, and a first-aid kit.
To find such points, the government has created an online map that will help you find not only points with generators, but also shops, pharmacies, gas stations and bank branches that will be open in the event of a power outage.
You can get acquainted with the map here.
Search engine for places to work with light from the "Svitlospit" project
This project was created to support businesses that rely on remote workers. The website publishes information from eight cities of Ukraine. Using the search engine, you can find facilities (coworking spaces) where you can spend a working day or hold a business conference for a specific fee.
Prices in such establishments vary depending on the city and location. For example, there are more than 10 such coworking spaces in the center of Kyiv. The price range is from UAH 200 ($5.44) to UAH 1500 ($40.80) for the whole day.
These facilities have a generator, WI-FI, and some have an air raid shelter.
You can use the search engine at the link.
Map of coworking spaces in Ukraine from the Coworking Zone project
On this resource, you can find cozy coworking spaces for business meetings and work. The catalog consists of institutions located in eight cities. It is worth noting that not all are equipped with generators, therefore, when choosing a place, you should carefully read the information attached to the description of the establishments.
Here, too, prices vary depending on the location of the coworking space. For a day of work there, you will have to pay from 200 ($5.44) to 2000 UAH ($54.40)
You can visit the resource site by following the link.
Where and how to find establishments (pharmacies, gas stations, supermarkets, coffee shops, etc.) that work during a blackout?
Map of self-powered locations from Stroom Digital
Agency Stroom Digital created its interactive map of places with autonomous food. The map is designed to find places where you can work or recharge if your home or office is left without electricity. The map also shows establishments that are in shelter or working during an air raid.
Map of establishments with light from the "LUN City" project
The urban research project "LUN city" has developed an online map that will help you see how gas stations, shops, pharmacies, post offices, cafes, restaurants, co-working spaces, as well as beauty salons work when the lights and air alarms are turned off.
Businesses with generators and other alternative power sources that continue to operate during the blackout are marked on this map.
In the event of a power outage, Ukrainians can also warm up in police stations, as they have generators.
You can find the nearest branch on this map.
We will remind you! Against the background of constant attacks, Ukraine may face long blackouts. How to prepare for this, read in our material.
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