Several regions of Crimea were plunged in darkness for several hours on the evening of October 3.
Director of the Krymenergo company Viktor Plakida explained that the partial electricity switching is subject to a scheduled maintenance.
“The reason was a scheduled maintenance carrying out on the other side of the Kerch Strait and an operational delay. So, the dispatcher commanded to reduce capacity due to the limited power exchange. All the consumers were connected at 9:21 pm,” explained Plakida.
According to the Director, auxiliary generators were turned on to minimize the power exchange reduction.
At the same time, according to the Crimean Fuel and Energy Minister Svetlana Borodulina the switching was unexpected. The electricity supply has been limited to 120 megawatts from the Kuban region to Crimea.
In his turn, the Kuban Vice Governor Andrey Alekseyenko said that the problems in electricity supply were caused by failures of the Crimean grid.