On Wednesday night, Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Crimea to launch the first line of energy bridge to Crimea. After that Crimean energy service disconnected the information transmission system from the dispatchers of Ukrenergo.
“Unfortunately, now we don’t have any objective information on the state of the power system in the peninsula – the Crimean energy services yesterday disconnected the entire telecommunication system that transmitted data to the controllers of Ukrenergo,” – said the adviser of Ukrainian prime minister, the former head of Ukrenergo Kostiantyn Ushchapovskyi, Joinfo.ua reports with the reference to Korrespondent.
Ushchapovsky added that according to unofficial information, 100 mW is now transferred via the energy bridge from Russia to Crimea. “However, this is only unofficial information, there is no reliable information,” – the source said.
Ushchapovsky said that just an energy bridge is not enough for transferring a significant voltage from Russia. It is necessary to implement an expensive infrastructure projects on the peninsula to distribute it to the consumers across Crimea.
“To distribute the power, you must first transfer it from Kerch to the central 330 kW substation “Dzhankoy”. To do this they need to build the power line of 330 kW from Kerch to Dzhankoy and substation “Kafa”. It requires a very large investments and capital construction,” – he concluded.