Putin instructed to work out measures to prevent systemic Energosbit

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin holds a meeting in the far Eastern Federal district during a visit to the Nizhne-Bureiskaya hydroelectric power station. 3 August 2017Putin instructed to work out measures to prevent systemic Energosbit© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye the image Bank

Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the energy Ministry to analyze the situation and prepare measures to prevent system failures in the power sector of the country and to report thereon to the Chairman of the government Dmitry Medvedev.

On Tuesday in Khabarovsk region was down five high-voltage transmission lines, resulting in a United energy system of the Far East was divided into two parts, one of which there was an excess of power in the other – a deficit. Forced to reduced the load of power plants. At the peak of failure without an electricity remained more than 1.5 million people. According to information from the Ministry of energy, the root cause of the failure was a short circuit on one of the power lines.

In addition, on Friday, July 29, the supply of electricity in the Crimea was stopped in the afternoon due to power transmission lines. According to preliminary data of Ministry that is failing to become established abnormally high air temperature in Krasnodar Krai.

«I would like to say that in General, if to speak about such system accidents, we have seen a reduction in their number from year to year. If in 2016 we had about 52 of these accidents, for the first half of 2017 just five accident occurred,» — said Novak at a meeting on the implementation of major investment projects in DFO.

«However, this means that we must analyze the current situation and to reduce the risks of such a rolling, cascading outages, which concerns a large number of consumers… All necessary arrangements will be made to minimize such cases,» said Minister of energy of the Russian Federation.

«Analyze it all, report to the Prime Minister not only identify the causes but also with suggestions how you said, events that would prevent such failures,» — said Putin on this.