This morning, the 16th of March, several districts of Crimea are partially disconnected from the electricity supply due to a tripping of the automatic emergency response system.
The Press-Service of Krymenergo reports the Taman-Kafa overhead line from Russia was shut down at 6:25 a.m., which has caused in the disconnection of the Leninsky, Sovetsky, Dzhankoy, Kirovsky, Bilohirsky, Bakhchisarai, Pervomaysky, Razdolnensky and Saki regions of Crimea, as well as the cities of Simferopol, Kerch and Feodosiya from the electricity supply.
“322 thousand people in the Republic of Crimea and 271 thousand in the city of Sevastopol remained without electricity,” commented Krymenergo.
The power supply was restored in an hour.
As previously reported, in October 2016 President Vladimir Putin recognized that the “energy bridge” laid on the bottom of the Kerch Strait from the Krasnodar region of Russia to Crimea was not able to fully provide the annexed peninsula with electricity.