The energy Ministry called the cause of the failure of the power supply of the Far East

The cause of the disturbances in the far East was a short circuit on one of the power lines. This was reported on the website of the Ministry of energy.

“Irregularities in the United energy system (UES) of the East occurred from-for short circuit on one of the transmission lines of 220 kilovolts”, — noted in Department.

On the morning of 1 August, the energy Ministry said that in the far East triggered the protection grid, disconnect five air high-voltage lines: “Bureyskaya HPP — Amur” , “Bureyskaya HPP — Khabarovskaya”, “Amur — Heihe”, “Khabarovsk — Volochaevka traction” and “Khabarovsk — left-Bank”. Was suspended the movement of trains on the railway section from the station of Mogocha in Zabaykalsky Krai to Khabarovsk. In addition, Russia has temporarily suspended electricity supplies to China.

As told “Interfax” in the Regional dispatch control grid of the Amur region, the accident has affected more than half a million consumers.

As of 17:30 electricity supply to consumers is restored in full. The situation is under special control of the Ministry of energy. The power of networking, disconnected from consumers, estimated at 1.15 thousand megawatts.