Due to unfavourable weather forecast power engineers of IDGC of Centre – Voronezhenergo division have mobilized forces and resources in case of immediate elimination of possible technological disturbances.
According to Roshydromet and EMERCOM of Russia in the Voronezh region, in the region due to strong winds up to 15-20 m/s, snowfall, snowstorm, snow drifts, there is higher probability of falling bad fixed, widescreen, dilapidated, advertising structures, crane equipment, branches and tree timbers to overhead power lines, wire breakage and damage to power line poles.
IDGC of Centre – Voronezhenergo division has taken all measures to ensure reliable power supply to consumers in the region. For rapid elimination of technological disturbances at power equipment the Voronezh branch of IDGC of Centre has available 44 first responding crews (88 people and 44 specialized vehicles), as well as 4 mobile crews of the power line service (26 people and 8 specialized vehicles).
Besides them, another 174 crews of Voronezhenergo, consisting of more than 900 people and more than 450 specialized vehicles, can be promptly brought to the liquidation of technological infringements, if necessary.
To arrange temporary supply of electricity to consumers in case of first responding and restoration operations 68 mobile and stationary backup power sources with total capacity of about 1.58 MW may be used.
Voronezhenergo’s experts once again remind of the rules of behaviour at power failure:
The power company urges people to be vigilant and observe safety rules. IDGC of Centre requests residents to assist and promptly report facts of interruption in the power supply via the around the clock "straight" phone line of the power company at 8-800-50-50-115 or 13-50 (from fixed phones). The call is toll-free.