Electricity to Crimea supplied via two of four power transmission lines - Ukrenergo
Electricity from Ukraine's mainland to occupied Crimea as of the morning of October 12 was supplied via the 330 kV Kakhovka-Dzhankoi power transmission line and the 220 kV Kakhovka-Tytan power transmission line, the press service of Ukrenergo has told Interfax-Ukraine.
The press service said that at present, 650 MW is supplied to Crimea, which is 200 MW less than the peninsula's total need for electricity.
The press service said that the Kakhovka-Dzhankoi power transmission line was not connected on schedule as the 330 kV Melitopol-Dzhankoi line was disconnected for repair.
Also, the reconstruction of the Kakhovka-Dzhankoi line was suspended.
Ukrenergo said that under the Ukrainian law on electricity, the system operator acts under the rules of the operation of the wholesale electricity market and the agreement with state enterprise Energomarket, and it is obliged to adhere to the daily loading schedule defined by Energomarket. Ukrenergo is responsible for the non-observation of the schedule.
"We understand the civil position of Crimean Tatars and all the participants of the Crimea blockade, but Ukrenergo as the systemic operator of the Ukrainian power grid does not make and cannot make any decisions to stop supplies of electricity to consumers that are not in line with the requirements of Ukrainian law and/or the conditions of agreements signed," the press service said.
The press service said that acting director general of Ukrenergo Vsevolod Kovalchuk, after talks with Head of the public initiative to block Crimea Lenur Isliamov, convinced them that the company's employees should be allowed to repair the pillar of the power transmission line by the end of Monday.
As reported, Deputy Head of the Interior Ministry in Kherson region Illia Kyva said that the police received a report on damage of the concrete pillar of the Melitopol-Dzhankoi power transmission line on October 6. Electricity supply to Crimea was not halted as a result.