10 October, IDGC of Centre - Voronezhenergo division received its Certificate of readiness for work in the autumn-winter period (AWP) of 2018-2019. The document in a festive atmosphere was given to the branch’s management by Deputy Chief Engineer of IDGC of Centre Dmitry Rybnikov.
The readiness of Voronezhenergo for the upcoming autumn-winter period was confirmed by inspections carried out by representatives of the territorial department of Rostechnadzor, JSC "SO UES" Voronezh Dispatch Control Centre, as well as the regional technical supervision centre of PJSC “Rosseti” and the executive office of IDGC of Centre.
In the course of preparation for the AWP, Voronezhenergo’s specialists carried out over 1,200 technical and organizational measures (including those prescribed by Rostechnadzor). To ensure reliable power supply to consumers, repairs were carried out at 6 substations of 35-110 kV, 402 package transformer substations of 10/0.4 kV and over 1,330 km of power lines of 0.4-110 kV were repaired. Voronezhenergo’s specialists cleared more than 1,600 km of ROWS along power lines with an area of 1,160 hectares, as well as expanded about 250 km of ROWs with an area of more than 300 hectares.
In Voronezhenergo, 179 emergency and restoration crews, including 8 crews of increased mobility, have been formed and are ready to respond promptly to any emergency situations of technogenic and natural character. The total number of the grouping exceeds 900 people, 319 off-road and specialized vehicles. The emergency reserve of materials and equipment of IDGC of Centre - Voronezhenergo division is staffed at 100%. To provide temporary power supply to consumers, 96 mobile generators with a total capacity of about 2.3 MW can be used.
As part of the implementation of the preparatory plan for the AWP, over 90 emergency trainings were conducted in the Voronezh branch of IDGC of Centre during the year, including with the participation of representatives of the regional EMERCOM of Russia. The trainings were aimed at working out actions in emergency situations typical for work under adverse weather conditions.
“The conducted checks of the readiness of energy equipment for the autumn-winter period, the timely implementation of the repair program by the branch, as well as the high level of personnel training, make it possible to say with certainty that Voronezhenergo will be able to provide high-quality and reliable energy supply to consumers in the coming autumn-winter period, and all violations caused by possible adverse weather conditions will be eliminated as soon as possible,” stressed Deputy Chief Engineer for Development and Innovation of IDGC of Centre Dmitry Rybnikov at the ceremony of presenting the certificate of readiness.