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Belgorodenergo held the “Week without turnstiles”


High school students of school number 29 of the city of Belgorod visited IDGC of Centre - Belgorodenergo division. The event was organized in the framework of the All-Russian action “Week without turnstiles”.

A tour of the repair and production base of Belgorod Distribution Zone was conducted by Deputy Chief Engineer - Head of the Production and Technical Group Vladimir Bakulin. The students got acquainted with the history of the company, examined the real workplaces of the staff, met with engineers and specialists.

“The infrastructure of the modern city reacts very painfully to any power supply failure, therefore both the production base and the qualification level of employees must meet the highest requirements,” explained Vladimir Bakulin. “Today, there are 409 people working at Belgorod Distribution Zone, who serve more than a thousand transformer substations, 5.5 thousand km of electric networks and 37 thousand lighting points. The result of efficient production management is the provision of reliable and high-quality power supply to consumers, including large and socially significant facilities, such as “Belgorod International Airport”, “Belgorod Cold Storage Plant”, “Kolos”, “Izovol”, “ZhBK-1” plants,” he stressed.

A special interest among the young people was caused by the transformer repair shop and the district dispatch centre, which provides continuous round-the-clock operational and technological management of the Belgorod power grid complex. Operators maintain automatic records of equipment faults, remotely control networks, coordinate work of crews, monitor movement of motor and specialized vehicles, and turn on and off outdoor lighting fixtures. The profession of the operator belongs to the category of the most complex and responsible.

In conclusion, the students thanked the Belgorod power engineers for the tour. Many guys expressed a desire to get an engineering education to work in such a high-tech and promising industry as energy. “The impressions from visiting Belgorodenergo were very vivid,” shared a 9th grade student Alexey Sabitov. “I think that today I decided on the choice of profession. Without electricity, it is impossible to imagine the world around us, and energy is a matter worth dedicating life to.”

The All-Russian campaign “Week without turnstiles” takes place in the country from 15 October to 21 October as part of the large-scale project of the Russian Engineering Union of Machine Builders “Work in Russia!”. Its goal is to acquaint schoolchildren and students with enterprises and professions that are in demand in modern industrial production, to present real jobs and working conditions to future specialists and their parents.

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