The energy bridge from the territory of the Krasnodar Territory to the Crimea is operating normally, no failures were recorded, said the head of the Russian Ministry of Energy Nikolai Shulginov, RIA Novosti reports.
Earlier on Thursday, the Minister of Fuel and Energy of Crimea Yevgeny Rukavishnikov told reporters that there was a damage in one phase of the cable of the Taman-Crimea energy bridge and that it would be switched to a backup line.
“The energy bridge from the territory of the Krasnodar Territory to Crimea is operating normally, no failures were recorded,” said Shulginov, quoted by the official Telegram channel of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation.
He noted that the underwater part of each of the four lines of the power bridge consists of three cables, through which the direct flow of electricity is carried out, and one backup.
“Repair work is being carried out on one of the backup cables. These preventive works to restore operability do not affect the volume of electricity flow, there are no risks of power supply disruption to consumers,” the minister added.
Shulginov emphasized that with the start of operation of the Tavricheskaya and Balaklava TPPs, the Crimean power system was not only provided with the necessary electricity, but also became surplus, and electricity supplies via the energy bridge go both to Crimea and from Crimea.