Ukraine has restored the power lines in the Crimea

Ukraine in case of reaching appropriate arrangements can be for a few hours to resume the electricity supply to the occupied Crimea on three restored power transmission lines of 330 kV, said the acting head of the NPC Ukrenergo Vsevolod Kovalchuk in Kyiv on Wednesday, March 30.

According to him, all damaged power transmission towers restored, but until it is directly on the border with Crimea cut. At the same time to connect them will need just a few hours, reports «Interfax-Ukraine».

«These (three lines of 330 kV transmission lines – ed.) is already completely restored, all bearings and damaged wires replaced, but the loops on the anchor-angular supports, close to adminpraise the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, cut physically,» said Kovalchuk.

He recalled that «Ukrenergo» together with «Khersonoblenergo» currently are working on the translation of the fourth line «Kakhovka — Titanium», which you can also transfer electricity to the Crimea, for a voltage of 150 kV to 220 kV.

According to Kovalchuk, this is a temporary solution to ensure the reliability of electricity transmission in the Kherson region until the completion of 330/150 kV substation «Aquilon» at the end of 2017.

«Ukrenergo» will complete work on the transfer line to a lower voltage before June 1, «Khersonoblenergo», until 15 June 2016.


November 20, 2015 at approximately 9:00 am, «unknown» was damaged two electric poles, leading to Crimea, in Genichesk and Chaplinka districts of Kherson region.

On the morning of 21 November, the fighters of the Voluntary Ukrainian case «Right sector» (DUK PS), representatives of the Majlis of the Crimean Tatar people and civil society activists took it «under protection» of the damaged power pylons leading to the Crimea, with the aim to prevent their repair.

After the confrontation with police officers who accompanied the engineers, who came to ground supports that remained under tension and after the explosion, activists retreated and allowed the repair team to carry out the work.

However, the same evening, the damaged power transmission towers were blown up again. Almost all of the occupied Crimea to midnight Kyiv time were left without electricity.

On the Peninsula entered a state of emergency. In General, the Crimea can provide electricity to a maximum of 50 percent, and that energy occupation authorities could deploy to cover all household needs of the population of the Peninsula.

On 2 December the President of Russia Vladimir Putin arrived to the Peninsula and announced the launch of the first line of the so-called «energy bridge» from Russia to occupied Crimea. But the problem with the light is not decided and declared the head of the Russian occupation authorities Crimea Sergey Aksenov.

On 6 December after meeting with the President, the activists of the embargo Russia annexed the Crimea has allowed to start operation of the power supply lines 220 kV «Kakhovka — Titanium».

Mustafa Dzhemilev said that the Peninsula can expect no more than 200-250 MW, whereas total demand of electricity in Crimea is 1050-1100 MW.

December 7, SE NPC «Ukrenergo» has completed work on transmission line «Kakhovka — Titanium».

MP from the faction «Block of Petro Poroshenko», the Chairman of the Majlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov said that in the case of agreements with Russia on energy supplies to Crimea must be specified that Crimea is occupied by Russia territory of Ukraine.

On the last day of 2015 in the Crimea at the initiative of the Russian President Putin is hastily held a so-called «opinion poll»: do Crimeans to conclude Energocontract with Ukraine, if Crimea and Sevastopol will be listed as part of Ukraine. According to Russian data, 94% of the inhabitants of Crimea expressed readiness to tolerate «minor disruptions» of energy supply in the next three or four months.

December 30, 2015 power transmission line was again damaged. However, after the repair line has not been commissioned and electricity to the Peninsula is not served because of termination of the relevant contract.

Ukraine has restored the power lines in the Crimea 30.03.2016

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