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More than 1.6 mn residents of Crimea remain cut from electricity: Russian Energy Ministry

By 08:00 a.m. today, 1.656 mn people remained cut from electricity supply in Crimea, Russian Energy Ministry Situational Analytical Center reports. In particular, 150 schools and 100 kindergartens are in blackout. Total capacity of consumers cut from the supply is 551 megawatts. Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak insists that the power supply will be resumed within next few hours.

Socially important facilities are connected to back-up capacities. Limits for power consumption are imposed in the Crimean Federal District. 366 megawatts of electricity are being produced now. Krymenergo state-run company managed to resume power supply to part of consumers by launching 643 diesel power plants with total capacity of 82.5 megawatts.

Thermal power plants in Crimea are working in a normal regime generating heat for all the consumers, operator of the plants KRYMTETs reports.

As EADaily reported earlier, on November 20, two reinforced concrete poles of a high-voltage line supplying electricity to Crimea were destroyed in Kherson Region, Ukraine. Two more poles were exploded on the night of November 22, causing a total blackout on the peninsula.

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