General Director of IDGC of Centre - the managing organization of IDGC of Centre and Volga Region Igor Makovskiy made a working trip to the Ivanovo region.
The head of the company inspected the work of the branch “Ivenergo” and held a meeting with its management, at which he discussed the results of the heating period of 2018-2019 and the results of the branch’s production activities in the past year and in the first quarter of 2019.
During the meeting, it was noted that all planned arrangements for preparing for work during the heating period were carried out by the branch “Ivenergo” in full and in accordance with the established deadlines. In 2018, Ivanovo power engineers carried out repair work on power equipment at 140 substations of 35-110 kV, repaired 565 transformer substations of 10-6/0.4 kV and over 2,400 km of power lines of all voltage classes, cleared about 1,200 ha of routes along overhead power lines from trees and bushes.
“Our main task is to ensure the stability of the region’s energy system operation, the reliability of electricity supply to the population, industrial enterprises and socially significant facilities in all weather conditions. The key to successful work is the high professionalism and experience of our specialists,” emphasized Igor Makovskiy.
Speaking about the plans for the development of the electric grid infrastructure of the Ivanovo region within the framework of the implementation of the digital transformation concept, which presupposes, in particular, the creation of the first Digital Distribution Zone in the region, based on Ivanovsky Distribution Zone of Ivenergo, the head of the company noted that the reduction in the average time of restoration of electricity supply in rural areas and the average number of power outages by more than two times will be the main effects. Also, among the planned effects of digitalization is a reduction in electricity losses of up to 7% in the 0.4-6-10 kV grid, which will have a positive effect on the quality indicators of electricity.
Also, the meeting discussed issues of consolidation of power grid assets and ownerless electrical grids in the region, prospects for implementation of energy service contracts for maintenance of street lighting of settlements in the region, in particular, in the region’s second largest city of Kineshma.
In addition, as part of further improving the customer-centric approach, the meeting considered various accommodation options in a number of regions, including the Ivanovo region, of the second site of the company’s Contact Centre. “The expansion of the Contact Centre is crucial from the point of view of further improving the quality of services for consumers, including through the development and expansion of the availability of online services for them. Therefore, we are now searching for the most optimal site,” the head of the company emphasized.