Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the energy Ministry to report to the Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on measures to prevent systemic failure of the electricity supply. On Thursday, August 3, said the head of Department Alexander Novak, RIA Novosti reported.
The Minister said that all necessary steps are taken to minimize the risk of new accidents. He said that the Agency captures the reduction in the number of failures, but analyze risks to provide the maximum mitigation.
On the eve of the energy Ministry explained that the reason for the disturbances in the far East was a short circuit on one of the power lines.
On the morning of 1 August it became known 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”. With no light left more than 600 thousand inhabitants. 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.