Electricity shortage in Crimea causes power outages in Russia
Temporary power outages are being introduced in the Krasnodar Krai region (Russia) due to hot weather. It is also related to the difficult situation regarding energy supply of the Crimea, the administration of the Krasnodar Krai said.
Thus, electricity outages will be conducted in the evening – from 20:00 to 23:00 for consumers in Novorossiysk, Anapa, and Gelendzhik, as well as in the Crimean Abinsk, Slavyan, Krasnoarmeisk, Temryuk districts of the Krasnodar Territory.
Power outages, as has been emphasized, will have a surgical character.
Restrictions on the supply of electricity, the regional administration said, have been introduced because the regional energy system is involved in "absorption of a significant portion of the [electricity] demand for customers in the Republic of Crimea."
At the end of July, the entire peninsula was left without light for several hours, due to an emergency shutdown in the territory of the Krasnodar Krai, from which electricity flows to the Crimea. The Russian Ministry of Energy of Russia claimed that heat was the cause of the accident.