A power outage in the Crimea on 28 July this year was the result of an accident involving a truck. On Thursday, August 3, Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak reported to President Vladimir Putin, reports the press service of the Ministry of energy.
According to Novak the accident occurred in the Krasnodar region, due to an accident in the power system of Kuban worked on protective relays. The Minister stressed that the problem has been rectified within three hours, the power supply of the consumers, the work of the bridge was restored.
28 Jul largest city of Crimea and Sevastopol left without electricity. De-energized were Simferopol and Simferopol district, Yalta, Feodosia, Sudak, Kerch and several other settlements. In the specialized Ministry of the ROK said that the Taman (Krasnodar Krai) worked emergency control system, causing the power bridge to the Crimea was completely disabled. The power shortage in the power system of the Peninsula amounted to a thousand megawatts. Later electricity was restored.
initial version The Ministry of energy and power lines have been disconnected due to the abnormally high heat in the Krasnodar region. According to the meteorologist, July 28 in the afternoon the air temperature in the Kuban places reached 40 degrees Celsius.
The first line of the power bridge from the Kuban to the Crimea (four overhead transmission lines from the Taman Peninsula) was launched in December of 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin, a few weeks into operation entered the second thread. The full capacity of the bridge was removed in may 2016.