Massive blackouts continue in annexed Crimea
Power supply problems persist in Russian-annexed Crimea, a report from the Russian Ministry of Energy states.
“On August 15, from 12:47 to the present, due to unfavorable weather conditions (rain, thunderstorms) there have been massive emergency power outages of the 6-10 KW distribution grids in Crimean territory,” the Russian Energy Ministry announced.
Due to the bad weather, 13 aerial 6-10 KW lines and 62 transformer substations were switched off. Yesterday, on August 15, 53 settlements had no power supply, roughly 9,050 people. As of today, 19 settlements have no power, roughly 1,600 people.
“In territorial grid operators’ zone of responsibility, there are no disconnected consumers, the reserve power supply sources have not been used. Emergency repair work continues. The situation is under the special control of Russian Deputy Energy Minister Andrei Cherezov until the emergency repair work is completed,” the Russian Energy Ministry stated.
As reported, the electrical power failed in Crimea during the day on July 28. Major cities such as Yalta, Simferopol, Feodosia, Sudak and Kerch were disconnected.
According to the Russian Energy Ministry, an “abnormally high” air temperature in Krasnodar Krai was the reason for the emergency power outages which caused blackouts in all the Crimean territory.