Crimea almost finished the setup program on the Peninsula backup generating capacity, which in the case of an emergency will provide the region with electricity by 70%, up to July 1, will have the latest substation, said on air of television channel Acting Head of the Republic Sergey Aksenov.
" The contingency plan, which included the commissioning of generating capacities, in reality today is completed. By July 1 has the latest from substations, who worked in Sochi and provided back-up power supply. In the case of an emergency, We will cover up to 70% of the electricity needs) at the expense of their sources. The question is resolved in practice completely ", - he said.
Aksenov added that the Crimea is fully paying the price for electricity supplied from Ukraine.
" Today we pay in full for the electricity that is supplied from the territory of Ukraine, the arrears of electricity We don't have, " said Acting Head of the Crimea.
Crimea and located on the Crimean Peninsula Sevastopol became the regions of Russia after the referendum in March 2014, at which the overwhelming majority voted for independence from Ukraine and join Russia. The referendum was a response to a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. A number of areas of the South-East of Ukraine has not recognized the new government in Kiev.