Sergey Kondratiev, Deputy Head of the Economic Department of the Institute for Energy and Finance commented to the Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper on the power outage in Crimea:
«The blackouts in Crimea are caused by the difficult situation in the energy system of Ukraine. Its coal reserves are more than two times lower than the level of last year. In this regard, every day Ukraine limits the consumption of electricity to its citizens by 15%. It decided to follow the same path in relation to Crimea.
The Crimean authorities have been preparing for this since March. However, they could only improve their situation a little, and not solve the problem at the root. Crimea generates only a small part of the energy it needs, so it will not be able to avoid rolling blackouts. The agreement announced by Kozak could be a solution to the problem. It is quite possible to agree on this before the New Year, since this is an easy question from the point of view of economics and technical implementation. But in the long term, it would be correct to increase its own generation and connect Crimea with the Kuban electricity network.»
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