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Kostromaenergo is ready for the autumn-winter maximum of loads


IDGC of Centre - Kostromaenergo division held a meeting of the interdepartmental commission for assessing the readiness of the enterprise for the autumn-winter period (AWP). According to its results, the chair of the commission - Head of the Industrial Safety Office of IDGC of Centre Elena Kalinina gave Alexander Glebov, Deputy General Director of IDGC of Centre - Kostromaenergo division director, the Certificate of readiness for work during the autumn-winter period of 2018-2019 - the document confirming the readiness for operation during the period of autumn-winter maximum of loads.

In the course of preparation for the autumn-winter period, Kostromaenergo’s specialists carried out a large amount of work as part of the implementation of the repair and investment programs, modernization and improvement of the reliability of electrical equipment. A major overhaul at substations of 35-110 kV, about 6 kilometres of power lines of 0.4-110 kV, 615 transformer substations of 6-10/0.4 kV was carried out. About 1,600 hectares of 0.4-110 kV overhead power lines were cleared from trees and shrubs to prevent failures involving falling trees onto wires.

The priority direction of the branch’s activities in the run-up to the onset of the autumn-winter period remains the improvement of personnel safety. To this end, Kostromaenergo conducted unscheduled briefings on safety measures when working at low temperatures, and the necessary trainings were organized. All first responding and maintenance and repair personnel are provided with personal protective equipment and clothing.

The emergency reserve is 100% complete. Communication facilities, dispatching technological control systems, systems of uninterrupted power supply of the executive office are in good condition and are ready to work in conditions of maximum loads. The availability for use of 65 backup power sources with a total capacity of 4.22 MW was checked.

8 mobile crews of 40 people were formed, provided with specialized vehicles, means of protection and communication, ready for emergency response. In total, 133 crews consisting of 515 people, 163 off-road and specialized vehicles can be simultaneously involved in the emergency repair work at Kostromaenergo.

Work in the autumn-winter period requires maximum consolidation of forces, increased readiness and efficiency in solving production issues. The power engineers expect that thorough preparation, mobilization of forces and resources will allow to pass this difficult period without failures and serious interruptions in the supply of electricity.

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