Concrete developments the Kuban, Crimea, the first place which needs to be put into use in the early winter of 2015, at the initial stage will be used as the main source of supply for the Peninsula, said on Sunday in Simferopol, the Minister of energy of the Republic of Crimea Sergey Egorov.
during the trip to the Crimea Minister of energy Alexander Novak inspected the site on the Crimea and Kuban sides of the Kerch Strait, where it will be laid electrical cable. He also inspected the construction of substations "Cafe" at Feodosiya and power lines. Work to improve the electric grid system, according to Novak, is proceeding satisfactorily.
"in the first phase (energy bridge) will be used as the main source of energy supply. Everything will be depending on the political situation in Ukraine. Maybe it will be transit, parallel operation. After the launch of the new line using the conclusion about the mode of its Operation will take the system operator, " said Egorov.
currently Crimea consumes about 900 MW, while the flows from Ukraine is 700 MW, said Egorov. Before the end of the current year, primarily energy bridge in the region should be introduced, which will allow to give to the Crimea from the mainland To 300-350 MW. The second phase will provide an opportunity to increase the power flow To 800-840 MW, which will give the possibility to exclude the dependence of the Peninsula from the supply of electrical energy through the territory of Ukraine.
in addition, by 2017 in the Crimea will be built two power plants with a total capacity of 940 MW. Own base generation, According to the Minister will be most beneficial to the Crimea, because that will eliminate the transmission losses of electric energy from the mainland to long distances. Source of fuel for the 2 base stations in Simferopol and Sevastopol will be gas main gas pipeline the Kuban, Crimea, whose construction will be finished by 2017.
today Crimea is 70% dependent on the supply of electric energy from Ukraine. In the framework of the Federal target program (FTP) "Socio-economic development of the Republic of Crimea and city of Sevastopol Until 2020" for the development of the energy sector of the Crimea has 49 billion.