Ministry Announcement: Electricity Has Been Provided To Flood Affected Areas In Western Black Sea Region

In the written statement made by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, it was stated that the power distribution lines were damaged due to the heavy rains which started on Wednesday August 11 in Bartın, Kastamonu and Sinop , and said, “In the first damage assessment study, 1221 transformers were affected by the flooding. “Electricity could not be supplied to 4 districts and 395 villages for security reasons or damage to energy infrastructure. 38,326 subscribers were affected by the cuts in the first place,” It said.


With that, Başkent EDAŞ, which distributes electricity to Bartın and Kastamonu, Yeşilırmak EDAŞ, which distributes electricity to Sinop, the ministry and TEDAŞ teams quickly moved to the region and began to repair damaged energy infrastructure .

“The distribution companies continued their work with a total of 887 people, 321 generators, 281 vehicles, 6 mobile transformers and 6 drones in the works concentrated in Kastamonu and Sinop. Following intensive work in the region, the number of villages without electricity decreased to 41 as of Monday August 16. The number of transformers affected by the flood decreased to 135 and the number of subscribers affected by the outages to 4 thousand 147. The teams ensured a safe and progressive supply of energy with the rule of “the safety of our citizens d First. All district centers were powered on the first day after the disaster. On the first day, 50% of villages, processors and subscribers were powered up at the end of the day and 77% at the end of the third day. The number of villages, transformers and subscribers under voltage increased gradually with each passing day. As of August 18, at 7:00 p.m., electricity was supplied to all the towns, cities and villages affected by the ‘flood. “


Pointing out that for the first time in Turkey, mobile generators and electricity poles were transported to the region by helicopter to provide electricity to rural areas where transport possibilities were limited due to flooding, and said:

“Thanks to the mobile generators that can be quickly integrated into the system, on the one hand, citizens have been prevented from being without electricity during maintenance and repair work. In order to minimize the effects of the flood, the electricity bill and payments of our fellow citizens affected by the disaster will be postponed for 3 months. The declaration of the subscribers will be considered as the basis of the deferral to the first stage. and at night during this process. We wish God’s mercy for our citizens who lost their lives in the flood, patience for their loved ones, and a speedy recovery for our injured citizens.

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