Crimean energy system will be connected to a single power supply system of the Russian Federation in 2017, when the peninsula will obtain new generating capacity.
“Target time for the connection to the Unified Energy System of Russia is 2017. At the same time, by mid-2017, d the generating facilities in Simferopol and Sevastopol should be constructed”- said Oleg Saveliev, Russian Minister of Crimean Affairs.
According to Savelyev, all the integration issues will become responsibility of the Federal Grid Company with its subsidiaries.
Minister of Crimea noted that federal target program for the development of Crimea and Sevastopol until 2020 primarily provides for the development of the energy sector.
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