On Wednesday night, Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the ceremony of launching the first line of the energy bridge to Crimea. “We have to warn consumers – residents of Crimea – that may still some glitches. But in general, the first chain must work steadily, it has capacity of 200 megawatts,” – said the president, Joinfo.ua reports with the reference to TASS.
Putin said: “I hope that, maybe earlier – not by December 20, and a little earlier, to at least 15 – the second circuit will start and it will not be 400 megawatts.”
According to Putin, additional capacities for the supply of electricity will be launched in May. The Russian occupation authorities of Crimea plan that this bridge will completely substitute the electricity supply from mainland of Ukraine by summer.
It should be recalled that the blackout of Crimea continues from November 22.
Electricity supply company Ukrenergo reported that the repair of the blown up towers on the line Kakhovka – Titan and wires has been completed. They continue negotiations with the activists about resuming the power supply to Crimea.