SIMFEROPOL, 2 December. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has charged to the beginning of the summer season completely replace in Crimea electricity, previously produced in Ukraine.
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Concrete developments in the Crimea: the dossier
“In may, I would like you to do this as quickly as possible, to prepare for the summer season, so that was another 400 MW (power sent to the Crimea by concrete developments from the Kuban region – approx.TASS), and we therefore would fully replaced the drop-down electricity from Ukraine, as a whole, even a little more would have happened,” said Putin.
He added that “it is necessary to synchronize with the gas companies, builders of thermal power plants in 2017 to provide additional own generation of Crimea”.
During the launching ceremony of the first phase of power bridge head of the region Sergey Aksenov suggested from this thread energy evenly distribute on all settlements of the Crimean Peninsula. “I ask your permission to distribute this resource to all municipalities of the Republic of Crimea evenly”, – he said to the President. Putin supported this idea, calling again as soon as possible to start work of the second line of the power bridge 200 MW.
“The gift we never from anybody did not take anything”
Putin thanked the Crimeans for self-restraint in the situation energoblok Peninsula and the confidence of the authorities. At the end of the meeting, during which was launched the first chain of the power bridge to the Crimea, he asked the Governor Sergey Aksenov to convey to the inhabitants of the Peninsula gratitude “for restraint, because they believe you, all of us.”
Aksenov said that the residents of the region with patience took the situation and stated that they “don’t need anything for nothing” from Ukraine. “The gift we never from anybody did not take, – said in response to Putin. It will be a reliable, self-generating system, and associated with the main energy system of Russia, plus its own in 2017-2018 year will be even more than it received from Ukraine”. “We will provide the opportunity for the development of the Crimean economy are serious at least the medium term”, – said the head of state.
The President also announced that in the energy sector of the Peninsula it is necessary gradually to bring all up to standard, however it can be done so that people feel changes for the better. “Assume that everything will be done in the period which we have stipulated, and at a high quality level”, – said Putin
“I want to thank all the engineers, the builders, the leadership of the Crimea and Sevastopol for the fact that energetically joined, worked with people directly,” he said.
The arbitrariness of “inadequate the Ukrainian authorities”
The Crimea has ceased to depend on arbitrariness “inadequate the Ukrainian government” after the launch of the energy bridge from the Krasnodar region, said Sergey Aksenov.
“Critical dependence on energy supplies from the territory of Ukraine no longer exists. Today Crimeans do not depend on the arbitrariness of the Ukrainian authorities is inadequate and the terrorist gangs on the adjacent territory. The Kiev regime is no longer possible to mock the population of Crimea and to hurt us for the choices made in March 2014,” – said Aksenov in circulation to inhabitants of the Crimea.
According to him, due to accelerated launch of the first phase of the power bridge, the Peninsula will get 230 megawatts of electricity and up to 20 December – another 230 megawatts. Thus, only in the Crimea will come from the mainland 460 megawatts.
“Now the main task is to optimize the distribution of electricity. The basic part will go on the Kerch Peninsula, in the region of Sudak, Feodosia, Belogorsk. This will help free up and reallocate the capacity of the Simferopol CHP, – added Aksenov. We would have enough energy to ensure the normal passage of the heating season, the stable operation of stationary, mobile, and all life support systems, and industrial enterprises”.
According to Aksenova, the following year, the shortage of electricity in the Crimea will be covered completely.