Novak: the need of electricity in Crimea is scheduled to close 90% by 20 December


VLADIVOSTOK, December 5. /Corr. Natalia Nikulina/. The need of electricity in Crimea is scheduled to close 90% by 20 December of the current year, said Minister of energy Alexander Novak.

“When we inject another thread, but it will happen by December 20, ( … ), and perhaps before, we have 200 megawatts will receive from the Russian energy system in the Crimea, and then we will close about 90% of needs of Crimea”, – said the head of Ministry in an interview to the presenter of the program “Vesti on Saturday” Sergei Brilev.

According to the Minister, December 7th, all boiler houses of the Crimea will join in, and the Crimean Federal district will be provided with heating. “Housing gets more electricity on schedule,” added Novak.

He said that earlier the electricity was put on the schedule for 2-6 hours, after the input of power bridge – from 4.5 to 10 to 12 hours.

“Following the launch complex, which we have scheduled for the month of may next year. We will also try to implement this task in a shorter time. It already covers fully the needs of the Crimea, but the reliability will be only when we will build the station already. It’s 2017 and 2018 in terms of construction,” said Novak.

Energoblok of the Crimea will not affect gas supplies to Europe

According to Alexander Novak, Crimea energoblok taken by the Ukrainian side will not negatively affect gas supplies from Russia to Europe.

“Ukraine receives gas from Russia. Relations are governed by the Protocol, which was signed in October last year for six months. We live within those contracts that were signed. I think that within the scope of those contracts it is necessary to continue the interaction, as we are a reliable supplier of gas to European consumers. In any case, we cannot question the reliability of supplies from Russia to European consumers,” said Novak in an interview to the presenter of the program “Vesti on Saturday” Sergei Brilev.

“We still hope that the actions that today Ukraine produces on what has taken no action in the restoration of transmission lines and connection, yet the mind will prevail, because Ukraine needs to ensure the supply of the Kherson region, the Mykolaiv region. Themselves chop off,” added the Minister.