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Unpredictable consequences of the spring flood under the control of power engineers of Rosseti Centre and Rosseti Centre and Volga region

21.03.2023 During the period of floods, Rosseti Centre and Rosseti Centre and Volga region intensify the preparation of the electric grid complex for possible consequences of flooding of electric grid facilities.

The company’s specialists carried out large-scale preparatory work, within the framework of which a set of measures was implemented to ensure the reliable operation of electrical equipment during the flood. In all branches of the company, inspections of high-voltage line crossings across rivers were carried out with a check of the condition of foundations of poles and protection against ice drift. The serviceability of watercraft, stationary and mobile pumps, as well as other special equipment was checked. Operational and maintenance personnel received additional instructions on how to proceed in flood zones.

Currently, the territories with a high degree of flood activity are the Kaluga, Kirov, Ryazan, Smolensk, Tver and Tula regions.

In order to obtain up-to-date information on weather conditions, intensity of snowmelt and flood risk, effective interaction has been established with the territorial bodies of Roshydromet and the Russian Emergencies Ministry, as well as regional and municipal authorities. The flood commission of the branches carries out constant monitoring of facilities located in high-risk areas.

“We monitor the situation with flood activity around the clock throughout the entire territory of the company’s presence. The accumulated experience and a systematic approach to preparation will allow us to ensure trouble-free operation of the power grid complex and uninterrupted power supply to consumers even in difficult flood conditions,” stressed Igor Makovskiy, General Director of Rosseti Centre and Rosseti Centre and Volga region.

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