"Over the last three days, we have experienced almost a constant lack of electricity, - a female resident of Simferopol says, - for example, last night, the power was on until 7:30 a.m. At 10 a.m., the supply was restored for one hour and now it's off again. We have an electric boiler, and it's cold inside the house."
The similar situation is reported in other parts of the peninsula.
On Jan. 16, frosty weather set in Crimea, leading to an increased load on power grid. Crimea's Russian-backed authorities have announced their intention to revise the limits of power supply in peninsula's regions. On Jan. 25, the Council of Ministers of Crimea reported a decrease in the volume of electricity supply to the peninsula via the Kuban energy bridge.
As previously reported, the Russian-annexed Crimea has been facing an emergency mode since Nov. 22, 2015 due to the halt of power supply from mainland Ukraine. Last year, an energy bridge from Russia's Krasnodar region to Crimea was put into operation. However, constant network loads have resulted in its frequent failures since then.