Contents tagged with Electricity

  • Belarus to stop buying Russian electricity in 2018

    Belarus has decided not to buy electricity from Russia at the prices proposed by Russia, as announced by Energy Minister Vladimir Potupchik, Belta news agency reports.

     As of 2018, the country plans to completely stop importing electricity.

    The minister made this statement after concluding negotiations with Russia on the purchase of electricity. “We reached the conclusion that we will not buy it at Russia’s prices, instead we will replace it with our own generation,” he said.

    Previously, …

  • Dzhemilev: Crimean factory belonging to Ukrainian fugitive oligarch Firtash receives power and raw materials from mainland Ukraine

    The Crimean plant Titan belonging to Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash receives a portion of the electricity it uses from the Kherson region, stated the representative of the President of Ukraine for Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev, Krym.Realii reports.

    "Why is this happening? There are several explanations. Some say that if we do not supply a certain amount of electricity there, then a technogenic disaster could occur," said Dzhemilev.

    He noted that a technogenic disaster is …

  • Massive blackouts continue in annexed Crimea

    Power supply problems persist in Russian-annexed Crimea, a report from the Russian Ministry of Energy states.

    “On August 15, from 12:47 to the present, due to unfavorable weather conditions (rain, thunderstorms) there have been massive emergency power outages of the 6-10 KW distribution grids in Crimean territory,” the Russian Energy Ministry announced.

    Due to the bad weather, 13 aerial 6-10 KW lines and 62 transformer substations were switched off. Yesterday, on August 15, 53 settlements had …

  • Crimean authorities are investigating why most of the generators on the peninsula are out of order

    Vladimir Serov, Deputy Prime Minister of Kremlin-controlled Crimea, requested an official investigation into the fact that most of the diesel generators on the peninsula are not in an operational condition, Krym.Realii reported with reference to the press service of the Russian government of the Crimea.

    “It is not weather conditions which are to blame for the fact that out of the 284 diesel generators we have, only 75 work, but the people who do certain jobs. I ask for an official …

  • Electricity shortage in Crimea causes power outages in Russia

    Temporary power outages are being introduced in the Krasnodar Krai region (Russia) due to hot weather. It is also related to the difficult situation regarding energy supply of the Crimea, the administration of the Krasnodar Krai said.

    Thus, electricity outages will be conducted in the evening – from 20:00 to 23:00 for consumers in Novorossiysk, Anapa, and Gelendzhik, as well as in the Crimean Abinsk, Slavyan, Krasnoarmeisk, Temryuk districts of the Krasnodar Territory. Power outages, as has …

  • Kyiv: Separatist republics owe Ukraine $96 million for electricity

    The separatist-held territories of the Donbas owe about 2.5 billion hryvnia ($96.3 million) to Ukraine for electricity supplied since March 2015, as stated by the Acting Director of Ukrenergo, Vsevolod Kovalchuk, in his commentary on Espreso TV.

    He noted that separate accounting records for the Donetsk and Luhansk regions were only introduced in May 2015.

    "If we are talking about the debt that is guaranteed to be confirmed as of the introduction of separate accounting, it amounts to about 2.5 …

  • Kyiv: separatists shelling disrupted power supply to Avdiivka in eastern Ukraine

    According to the statement issued by the Command of Ukrainian Armed Forces in eastern Ukraine, the town of Avdiivka, was left once again without electricity as a result of shelling from heavy weapons by the separatists.

    "Just now, Avdiivka lost its electricity again. The availability of mobile generators is intermittent. Water supply for the households is still provided for now." the statement says.

    The severity of damage to power lines is still unknown. Currently, the town’s critical …

  • Ukraine bans the export of anthracite

    Ukraine has blocked the export of anthracite for as long as the state of emergency in the energy sector is in effect, according to Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman.

    “Export is prohibited de-facto, de jure. During the time that the emergency measures are in effect, it cannot be exported,” he said during a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

    Answering a question by Minister of the Interior Arsen Avakov, Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Ihor Nasalyk said that only coking coal can be …

  • Crimeans were asked not to switch on electrical appliances unless it’s absolutely necessary

    The Head of the Krymenergo company, Viktor Plakida, asked Crimeans on the air of the Crimea 24 TV Channel, not to switch on electrical appliances in the morning and evening hours unless it’s absolute necessary, Krym.Realii reported.

    “I would like to ask Crimeans to rationally use our resources. Try not to switch on additional electric appliances, which you don’t really need, in the morning and evening hours. This is the most important thing,” Plakida said.

    According to him, if every 200th …

  • Sevastopol's electricity problems continue

    The city of Sevastopol is supplied with just 190 MW of electricity each day, which is insufficient during peak periods in the mornings and in the evenings.  This was stated by a technical director at PJSC: EC Sevastopolenergo, Viktor Shulzhenko, at a meeting to discuss plans for eliminating the consequences of electricity emergencies.  This was reported on the city's website.

     “So far for today, Sevastopol has received between 182 MW and 189 MW of electricity. For now, there are no cut-offs …