Novak instructed to prepare in the Crimea diesel generators to cover the shortage of electricity


MOSCOW, August 10. /TASS/. Minister of energy of Russia Alexander Novak instructed the authorities of Crimea in the shortest possible time to bring in healthy state all the diesel generator sets needed to cover power deficit in the power system of the Peninsula. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry following the meeting on the situation in the energy sector of the Crimea and Krasnodar territory conditions of heat, which Novak held Wednesday in Yalta.

According to the Minister, the consumption in these regions for several days was a record.

“On 7 August, the consumption of electric power in the Crimea has exceeded the historical maximum loads and amounted to 1249 MW, a 70 MW higher than the summer maximum. And in the Kuban energy system historical maximum was 5032 MW, it is 433 MW, above the high recorded in July 2016,” – said the Minister. Among the reasons he called the growing consumption of industrial enterprises, the development of resorts and active use of air conditioning in the heat.

According to the press service of the Ministry of energy of 284 diesel generator sets provided for the transfer of consumers in the decentralized power supply with a capacity of at least a 109.6 MW (122 MW including Sevastopol) “in order to meet the emerging shortage of power in the Crimean power system” was included only 75 with a total capacity of only 18.3 MW. Novak instructed the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Crimea in the shortest possible time to bring in healthy state all the diesel generator sets needed to cover power deficit in the power system of the Peninsula.

In addition, the Minister instructed the heads of regions and energy companies to take prompt measures aimed at reduction of risks of technological violations at electric power facilities, to carry out extra rounds of power lines, to inform the population about the possible use of schedules of restriction of power consumption mode and to mobilize staff. “To minimize the risks temporarily forbidden to perform unscheduled and scheduled maintenance of the backbone network and any work on the power plants with higher voltage class 110 kV and above,” added Novak.

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