Blackout in Yakutia affects 68,000 people
© RIA Novosti. Alexandr Kryazhev

Blackout in Yakutia affects 68,000 people

An incident has left about 68,000 people in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) without electricity, says a report on the accident prepared by the Emergency Analysis Center at the Energy Ministry.

"On Thursday, at 6:31 am, the 110-kilovolt Maya-Churapcha terminal cable and overhead power line (operated by RAO ES Vostoka and RusGidro — Yakutskenergo) was shut off by the zero sequence current circuit breaker. Automatic circuit closing proved unsuccessful. Work is underway to find out what caused the incident," the report reads.

According to the report, residential consumers (about 68,000 people) and local businesses were left without power. Together, this area can consume 21.5 megawatts of electricity.

Emergency recovery work is underway.