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Ukraine will not supply power to Crimea from 9 a.m. till 11 a.m. and from 7 p.m. till 11 p.m., full blackouts of residential districts and enterprises of Sevastopol are possible, Sevastopolenergo said.
The cut offs are caused by insufficient volume of fuel at Ukrainian power plants and a lack of hydropower sources.
Socially important facilities in Crimea will be switched to reserve capacities - mobile gas-turbine power plants and diesel generators. The peninsula will also use its two thermal plants and solar and wind power facilities, the region’s acting head Sergei Aksyonov said.
On August 31, large cities of the peninsula were cut off power supplies as Ukraine limited its power deliveries by around two thirds, which Russia’s Energy Ministry later explained by an accident in the Ukrainian power system.
To solve the peninsula’s dependence on power supplies from Ukraine, the ministry earlier proposed building two thermal plants with a combined capacity of 700 megawatts in Crimea, with an estimated cost of 44.6 billion rubles. Media has reported recently that the facilities could be built by Russian engineering company Technopromexport, a unit of state-run industrial corporation Rostec.