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

High-voltage cables were completed at 22:40 on the 15th in Bayan-Uliegai, Ubusu and Khobdo provinces in western Mongolia, according to the Ministry of Energy of Mongolia’s official website. The Russian power grid was successfully connected at 0:55 a.m. on the 16th, and normal power supply was restored at 1:11 a.m. to local customers.

(Image courtesy of the Mongolian Ministry of Energy’s official website)

As of noon on Thursday, the 14th, the area had been battered by an enormous sandstorm.

The Russian C-458 high-voltage cable No. 216 tower, which supplies power to western Mongolia, collapsed in the middle of the night on the 13th, resulting in widespread blackouts in these three Mongolian provinces.

Personnel from Mongolia’s power utility rushed to repair a cable tower that had been knocked down


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