Energy Minister Alexander Novak.Kremlin.ru
The second circuit of the energy bridge to Crimea will be introduced before December 15, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said.
"Work is going according to schedule. In accordance with your decree, we will implement another circuit transition cable for the energy bridge before Dec. 15," Novak said at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
He said that in May 2016 another two circuits are planned to be brought into service for the energy bridge from Russia after which, the total power without Ukrainian flows will be 1,300 MW, that in general "will fully meet the energy system needs in Crimea."
"Considering that solar power generation was put into operation, now we have a total installed capacity of about 900 MW in Crimea which 100 percent covers the needs, that is, no customers will be cut off. But that is during the day. Given that the peaks are in the evening and in the morning, during which time we will experience a power deficit of 200 MW, which is about 20%," the minister said.
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