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Voronezhenergo’s specialists quickly restore power supply to consumers interrupted by bad weather


Due to adverse weather conditions caused by precipitation in the form of wet snow and wind, outages in 6-10 kV grids occurred due to snow sticking to wires and trees. This led to a disruption in the power supply of a number of consumers in the Voronezh region. The disconnections due to bad weather mostly affected the Anninsky, Bobrovsky, Ternovsky, Rossoshansky, Novousmansky, Nizhnedevitsky, Khokholsky, Semiluksky and Verkhnekhavsky districts.

The branch “Rosseti Centre Voronezhenergo” promptly responded to the situation and introduced a special mode of operation. Currently, technological disruptions are being eliminated by 37 emergency recovery crews consisting of more than 120 people, 40 specialized vehicles. For energy supply of socially significant consumers, 8 reserve sources of power supply have been involved.

In total, Voronezhenergo can attract more than 200 crews of over 900 people and more than 349 vehicles to carry out disaster recovery work in case of emergency. In order to organize temporary supply of electricity to consumers in the case of the emergency recovery work, 60 backup power sources with a total capacity of about 1.3 MW can be used.

Voronezhenergo’s specialists remind of the need to strictly comply with safety regulations near electrical installations and power lines. It is strictly forbidden to approach ragged wires of power lines closer than 8 metres, to conduct independent work to restore power supply.

Upon detection of a fallen power line pole, a broken or sagging wire:

  • Do not approach either the pole or the wire.
  • Immediately report the incident to the direct telephone line of power engineers of Rosseti Centre at 8-800-50-50-115, describe the problem to the dispatcher, indicate the address where you found the fallen pole or dangling wire, and your contact phone number. Rosseti Centre’s contact centre receives round-the-clock calls from citizens regarding electricity supply via the single direct toll-free number of power engineers at 8-800-50-50-115 or short number 13-50 (for landline phones), as well as by phone +7 (915) 38-000-38 on WhatsApp and Viber.
  • If you have the opportunity, do not leave the scene of the incident, do not allow passers-by to the place where the pole fell or the wire was broken. Wait for a crew of power engineers to arrive.

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