Employees of IDGC of Centre - Belgorodenergo division were included in the list of prize-winners and winners of the XIXth All-Russian contest “Engineer of the Year-2018”. Marina Paramonova, a leading engineer in the office of industrial safety and production control, was awarded the honorary title “Professional Engineer of Russia”. Sergey Shopinsky, the master of a crew for electrical equipment diagnostics of Krasnoyaruzhsky Distribution Zone, won the qualifying round under the version “Engineering Art of the Young” (for young professionals under the age of 30).
Marina Paramonova has been working at Belgorodenergo for 13 years. She took part in the project for the transition from local software systems designed to investigate and record electrical outages to the network systems based on the SAP platform and the “Outage” software. This solution increased the objectivity of identifying causes of technological violations, accelerated data exchange between structural units and increased the reliability of power supply to consumers. At present, the engineer exercises control over the safe organization of work, compliance with the requirements of labour protection, fire and industrial safety in Belgorodsky Distribution Zone. She regularly conducts lectures and practical exercises both for production personnel and for the younger generation in the framework of electrical safety lessons. About two thousand schoolchildren and pupils of preschool institutions of the city of Belgorod have already received useful knowledge about the rules of behaviour when dealing with electricity.
For more than three years of work at Belgorodenergo, Sergey Shopinsky has gone from being an electrician to a foreman. He mastered a number of techniques in the field of measuring the insulation resistance of transformers and overvoltage limiters of 10/0.4 kV, resistance of a ground loop and transformer dc windings, received additional education in the slinger and forest worker professions, took part in the implementation of a modern automatic control system for street lighting, was engaged in the analysis of the state of energy equipment in order to identify defects that could lead to emergency outages. In 2017, Sergey became the winner of the competition for the best labour protection representative of the primary trade union organizations of IDGC of Centre. He studies in graduate school, in his field of interest - low-power wind power stations for areas with weak winds.
The All-Russian Competition "Engineer of the Year" has been held since 2000 in order to attract public attention to the engineering profession and increase its status. Its founders, in particular, are the Russian Union of Scientific and Engineering Public Organizations, the International Union of Scientific and Engineering Public Associations, the Academy of Engineering Sciences named after A.M. Prokhorov, the Interregional Public Foundation for Promotion of Scientific and Technological Progress. Belgorodenergo’s employees repeatedly participated in the competition and became its winners.