Russia’s “energy bridge” is working at full capacity in Crimea

The last fourth line of the “energy bridge” from the Krasnodar region of the Russian Federation to annexed Crimea was set to work on May 11.

According to the Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak, the time to integrate the Crimean energy systems into the unified power system of the Russian Federation has been reduced to two years on the date authorized in the framework of the federal target program of Crimea and Sevastopol development.

“Two new power substations “Kafa” and “Taman” were built and other five existing ones were renovated. More than 800 km of electricity transmission lines were built. On the bottom of the Kerch Strait there was laid 4 power lines with a total length of 230 km, each of them consists of 4 cable lines,” he said.

The launch of the first line of the energy bridge from the Krasnodar region of the Russian Federation to Crimea took place on December 2, 2015 and the second line was put into operation on December 15 and the energy bridge throughput has doubled. The third line was launched on April 14, 2016 to eliminate power shortage on the peninsula.

The fourth line will allow a total supply of 800 Mw from the Russian energy system that will fully cover the needs of Crimea in electricity in the summer.

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