After ‘Extreme Sandstorm’ Three provinces in Mongolia have now resumed normal power supply 

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According to the news released on the morning of March 16, local time on the official website of the Ministry of Energy of Mongolia, the three provinces of Bayan-Uliegai, Ubusu and Khobdo in western Mongolia completed the high-voltage cables at 22:40 on the 15th. All the emergency repair work was completed, and it was successfully connected to the Russian power grid at 0:55 am on the 16th, and the normal power supply to local users was resumed at 1:11 am on the 16th.

(photo source: official website of Mongolian Ministry of Energy)

From the night of the 13th to the noon of the 14th, the area was hit by a huge sandstorm. In the middle of the night on the 13th, the Russian C-458 high-voltage cable No. 216 tower, which provides power to the western part of Mongolia, collapsed, causing a large-scale blackout in these three provinces of Mongolia.

Mongolian electric power personnel rushed to repair the damaged cable tower

 

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