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Russia: Novak summarises Crimea's energy needs after meeting in Simferopol00:59

Russia: Novak summarises Crimea's energy needs after meeting in Simferopol

Russian Federation, Simferopol
August 2, 2015 at 16:27 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak met with authorities of the Crimean Federal District in Simferopol on Sunday.

The construction of a power grid and its inclusion into the unified energy system of the Russian Federation were among the main points discussed during the meeting.

Novak said that the creation of Crimea's own energy generating system and the construction of a transmission line under the Kerch Strait from Crimea to Kuban was also on the agenda.

Crimea currently depends on Ukraine for 70 percent of its energy supplies. The Russian energy minister believes the region requires approximately 880 Megawatts of additional power.

Russia: Novak summarises Crimea's energy needs after meeting in Simferopol00:59
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Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak met with authorities of the Crimean Federal District in Simferopol on Sunday.

The construction of a power grid and its inclusion into the unified energy system of the Russian Federation were among the main points discussed during the meeting.

Novak said that the creation of Crimea's own energy generating system and the construction of a transmission line under the Kerch Strait from Crimea to Kuban was also on the agenda.

Crimea currently depends on Ukraine for 70 percent of its energy supplies. The Russian energy minister believes the region requires approximately 880 Megawatts of additional power.