On the afternoon of 3 April, a squally wind passed through the Upper Volga Region with gusts of up to 22 m/s, causing damage to power lines and power outages in several districts of the region. The greatest damage was caused to power grid facilities of the Kalininsky, Udomelsky, Rameshkovsky, Rzhevsky, Staritsky and Zubtsovsky districts.
In accordance with the task set by Director General of Rosseti Pavel Livinskiy, on the eve of non-working days, Tver power engineers paid special attention to the uninterrupted power supply of key infrastructure facilities in the region. Work on the resumption of power supply was carried out as rapidly as possible.
For the day, the power engineers completed all the necessary volume of emergency recovery measures. The main damage caused by the disaster to the region’s power grid complex was quickly eliminated by isolating damaged sections of power lines and feeding consumers from backup lines. In total, 66 overhead lines of all voltage classes, 510 transformer substations were put into operation, power supply was restored in 345 settlements of the region.
The consequences of the gale were eliminated exclusively by the employees of the Tver branch of Rosseti Centre, forces and equipment from other regions of Rosseti Centre’s service area were not involved. 116 repair crews, 513 people and 177 vehicles were involved in the elimination of technological irregularities, carried out in difficult weather conditions without interruptions at night.
It should be noted that Tverenergo’s specialists continue to carry out their work to ensure reliable energy supply to the residents of the Tver region during the period of introduction of preventive measures in the country. On the eve of the worsening weather conditions, the branch introduced a high alert mode of operation, all the forces and means of operating personnel were mobilized. To coordinate the course of the emergency response operations, the Headquarters were assembled, headed by First Deputy General Director - Chief Engineer of Rosseti Centre - the managing organization of Rosseti Centre and Volga Region Alexander Pilyugin.
When carrying out emergency repairs, the Tver branch strictly followed preventive measures aimed at improving safety and preserving the health of personnel. All workers were equipped with antiseptic agents, while moving in crew vehicles and during work, the crew members used protective medical masks.
“Over the course of all non-working days, the power equipment of the branch “Rosseti Centre Tverenergo” continues to function,” notes Alexander Pilyugin, First Deputy General Director - Chief Engineer of Rosseti Centre - the managing organization of Rosseti Centre and Volga Region. “At the same time, the personnel of the energy company do everything necessary to ensure stable and uninterrupted operation of all power centres, contrasting the weather with responsibility and endurance, and thereby ensuring reliable power supply to residents and social facilities.”