Delivery to the Crimea on the energy bridge from the Krasnodar region is about a third cheaper than the contract price of Ukrainian electricity, said the Minister of energy of Russia. He noted that in may the Peninsula will be able to completely abandon supplies from Ukraine.
MOSCOW, 22 Dec. The power supplied to the Crimea by concrete developments from the Krasnodar region, a third cheaper Ukrainian Minister of energy of Russia Alexander Novak.
“The supply from the UES (the Unified energy system of Russia) is about a third cheaper than the contract price of Ukrainian electricity,” — said Novak in an interview to the newspaper “Kommersant”.
Crimea was completely disconnected on the night of 22 November — because of the erosion of the supports out of order, all four power lines coming from Ukraine. On the Peninsula were introduced a state of emergency, schedules of emergency outages. The situation has improved with the launch on 2 December the first leg of the power bridge from the Krasnodar region through the Kerch Strait, and enter December 15 of the second leg has increased its capacity to 400 MW. Two more strands of the power bridge total the same capacity to be commissioned in April-may, which will allow to supply Crimea with electricity without supplies from Ukraine.
The purchase price of Ukrainian electricity in October rose 53 cents, to 3,95 rubles per kW.h.
“When in may an energy bridge will add another 400 MW and the total will be about 800 MW, in principle, we can exclude the supply from the Ukraine entirely. However, this will not solve until the end of the need of subsidization of tariffs for electric energy for consumers of the Crimean Federal district, as the final tariff is still much lower than their economically justified costs for the purchase and delivery of electricity. Therefore, the elimination of subsidization of tariffs will be carried out in stages,” commented Novak.
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