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Power shortages in Russian Far East region reach critical point

Source: BBC Monitoring Former Soviet Union - Political Publication date: Jan 28, 2000

Text of report in English by Russian news agency ITAR-TASS

Vladivostok, 28th January: Serious fuel shortages in MaritimeTerritory in the Russian Far East have resulted in a critical situation in power supply to the Territory. Today, managers of the Dalenergo [Far East Energy] enterprise warned the head of district administrations and municipalities about possible sudden power cut-offs to consumers. The Dalenergo board has asked the municipal authorities to take urgent measures to ensure uninterrupted work of vitally important facilities and enterprises.

Dmitriy Tarasov, Dalenergo chief engineer, said that the situation in the Maritime power grid worsened because of accidents and unstable work of the LuTEK fuel company.

Since 22nd January power supplies have been curtailed toindustrial enterprises and public utilities services inMaritime. Power supplies to the Territory from elsewhere beyond the Maritime has been increased to a technically maximum level exceeding 400 megawatt

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-- Carl Jenkins (, January 29, 2000

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