"Krymenergo ", which is responsible for stable functioning of the energy system of the Republic, is also working on actions in the case of a supply of electricity from Ukraine, said General Director of the enterprise Victor Plakida.
One of the initiators of a food blockade of the Crimea, which began on 20 September, the leader of the unregistered organization "the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars" Refat Chubarov said that the next step will be to ending in the Crimea supplies of electricity. For its part the 1st Vice-Premier of the Crimean government Mikhail Sheremet said, because it could lead to retaliatory measures for Ukraine, which depends on the supply of electricity from Russia.
"To be more prepared, We Monday of this week began a special training and perform these processes in Order to practice interaction in case of occurrence of similar situations," said Placidus in the ether of the Crimean radio station " Russia today ".
according to him, since last winter, when Ukraine twice completely dead Peninsula, carried out extensive work on risk diversification.
"without a doubt, there are risks associated with the fact that today We only get electricity from mainland Ukraine. But We have prepared back-up power supply - diesel generators. This, I think, never been in any region of the Russian Federation. We have collected more than 1000 diesel generators, " said Placidus.
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 400 MW every day.