The companies Rosseti Centre (IDGC of Centre, PJSC) and Rosseti Centre and Volga Region (IDGC of Centre and Volga Region, PJSC) summed up the results of the implementation of the Environmental Safety Program for nine months of the year aimed at implementing the Environmental Policy of the electric grid complex. This year, the companies carry out 48 environmental activities in the regions of their service area (20 constituent entities of the Russian Federation), since the beginning of the year they have already allocated more than 48 million rubles for these purposes.
Much attention is paid to ensuring the environmentally balanced development of the electric power industry. This is aimed, in particular, at technical measures to replace oil circuit breakers with vacuum and SF6 circuit breakers, which, unlike oil-filled equipment, are fireproof, have increased reliability and durability, and higher technical indicators.
“The use of the best available technologies and innovations in the electric grid complex, ensuring compliance with environmental requirements and minimizing negative environmental impacts, is one of the key areas of activity of Rosseti Centre and Rosseti Centre and Volga Region in the implementation of environmental policy. We carry out these activities in a planned and systematic way, paying great attention to involving all personnel of our companies in activities aimed at ensuring environmental safety, environmental protection and the rational use of natural resources,” emphasized General Director of IDGC of Centre - the managing organization of IDGC of Centre and Volga Region Igor Makovskiy.
At electric grid facilities of Rosseti Centre and Rosseti Centre and Volga Region, bare wire is being replaced by self-supporting insulated wire (SIW). This measure allows to reduce the clearing area of routes (it is done to prevent faults associated with falling of trees on power lines), as well as to protect birds from effects of electric current. Within 9 months, the companies replaced 3.55 km of wires on overhead lines of 0.4 - 35 kV with the self-supporting insulated wire. Also, during this period 13,880 special bird protection devices were purchased, which are installed on overhead poles to ensure the safety of birds, as well as to reduce the failure rate in the electric grid complex associated with their life activity.
Work continued on monitoring the content of the amount of pollutants at stationary sources of emissions and in sanitary-protective zones of production sites, improvement and greening of premises of the enterprises. In order to protect and rationally use water resources, specialists of branches of Rosseti Centre and Rosseti Centre and Volga Region regularly carried out instrumental quality control of extracted underground and waste waters.
The arrangement of sites for accumulation of production and consumption waste is one of the important areas of environmental protection for the companies. For 9 months, Rosseti Centre and Rosseti Centre and Volga Region purchased 33 demercurization kits for equipping mercury-containing lamp storage sites and 138 containers for separate storage of production and consumption waste.
In January-September, 130 managers and specialists of Rosseti Centre and Rosseti Centre and Volga Region responsible for environmental protection were trained in environmental safety programs, including during work in the field of hazardous waste management.
The implementation of environmental policy is one of the priority areas of activity. In total, during 2019, Rosseti Centre and Rosseti Centre and Volga Region plan to allocate more than 92 million rubles for these purposes. Ensuring the reliability of the environmental safety of production activities, striving to rationally use natural energy resources, the companies contribute to improving the overall state of environmental safety in the country.