Crimea hopes in 5 years to increase electricity consumption twice

Crimea hopes in 5 years to increase electricity consumption twice

According to various estimates, the Peninsula’s needs in electricity at the peak are 1200-1350 MW. Forecast figures on which the Peninsula plans to reach by 2021 – 2,500 megawatts, said the Minister of fuel and energy of the Republic.

SIMFEROPOL, 24 Dec. Crimea expects in five years to bring the power generation up to 2,500 megawatts, which is two times higher than the current level of consumption, said the Minister of fuel and energy of the Republic of Crimea Svetlana Borodulina.

The needs of the Peninsula’s electricity, according to various estimates, are at the peak of 1200-1350 MW.

“With the Institute “Electrosetproject” the work carried out, and our forecast figures, which we will reach by 2021, now 2500 MW instead of 1700,” said Borodulina at a meeting of the emergency headquarters.

The Minister thanked the heads of administrations and ministries, which quickly provided information on the capacities necessary for the development of the region. “I hope that all your arguments were valid and in the future we do not have to pay for unused capacity,” said Borodulina.

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 megawatts. 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.

In addition, as previously reported by the Ministry of fuel and energy of the region, on the Peninsula began construction of the largest thermal power station at Simferopol and Sevastopol, with a total capacity of 940 MW. Their launch is scheduled for 2017.

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