The head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov, aimed the Crimean power engineers in the shortest possible time to increase the capacity of own generation of electric power in the Peninsula, to provide uninterrupted power supply and independence from the supply of electricity from Ukraine.
"We need to develop fresh approaches and solutions to ensure energy security of our Peninsula, to be done in the shortest possible time and own generation facilities to provide reliable and uninterrupted power supply," - said in his welcoming speech to those present, Aksenov Crimean forum " Crimean energy. The Renaissance and development ", which took place in Yalta.
The welcome speech was read by 1st Vice-Premier of the Crimean government Mikhail Sheremet.
for its part, the Head of Ministry of fuel and energy of Crimea Sergey Egorov believes that to speak of complete independence of the Crimea from the supply of electric power from Ukraine will be possible by the beginning of 2017.
"I think that a fully independent Crimea will be by the beginning of 2017, when it will be built and put into use the power line from the territory of the Krasnodar region, which will help 850 megawatts, plus our own and alternative generation, plus back-up sources - this will provide safety and independence," - said Egorov correspondents.
Crimea is 70% dependent on the supply of electric power from Ukraine. According to the estimates of the Ministry of energy of the Russian Federation, the region needed an additional approximately 880 MW of capacity. Before the end of the current year the first phase of power bridge to Crimea needs to be put into use, which will allow to give to the Crimea from the mainland To 300-350 MW every day. The second phase will provide an opportunity to increase the power flow To 800-840 MW.