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 Power supply to Crimea to be partially restored on Wednesday, - Ukrenerho

Maintenance crews will finish repairs of the power line "Kakhovska-Tytan" in the Kherson region on Wednesday, with power supply to Crimea to be restored after that.

Acting CEO of NEC Ukrenerho Vsevolod Kovalchuk announced at a press conference, Censor.NET informs citing Interfax-Ukraine.

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"Today, we have dismantled the old [previously damaged - ed.] pylon of Kakhovska-Tytan line. Tomorrow we plan to complete the installation of a new one. After that, electricity supply to the territory of Crimea will be restored. The repair of damaged lines will cost about UAH 3 mln (around $118,946)," Kovalchuk said.

According to him, the restoration of the line will satisfy only 40 percent of electricity needs of the occupied peninsula.

"According to our estimates, they now have about 200 MW which is dramatically insufficient to power the peninsula. The restored line would transmit 250-300 MW," Kovalchuk noted.

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Previously, national leader of Crimean Tatars, representative of the president of Ukraine on affairs of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev said that Crimean Tatars agreed to allow restoring one power line for Crimea to satisfy the needs of the social sphere, while further insisting on the fulfillment of their requirements and review of the contract on the supply of electricity to the peninsula.
 
 
 
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