Third Strand of Crimea Energy Bridge Launched

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Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ

14th April, 2016


The third strand of the energy bridge in the Crimean Federal district was put into operation ahead of schedule. Its launch helped to increase the maximum power transmitted across the energy bridge. This was reported by the Russian Ministry of Energy.

“After the early launch of the third line, the total volume of alloted power to Crimea increased to 1060 MW excluding alternative and backup power sources. The maximum peak consumption on the Peninsula in the spring is expected to be no more than 1100 MW, that is, after today’s launch, the shutting down of the power supply will almost be completely stopped,” — said energy Minister Alexander Novak.

That third strand of the power bridge will be launched today, said the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, speaking at Straight Line.

“Overall, we are approaching the volume of flow that was carried from the Ukrainian territory”, — said the Russian leader.

According to him, the fourth strand of another 200 MW, which will completely replace the volume that came from Ukraine, will be running within two to three weeks.

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