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The Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation confirmed the readiness of Rosseti Centre and Rosseti Centre and Volga Region to work in the heating season of 2019 - 2020

20 November 2019

The Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation approved the results of the assessment of the readiness of electric power entities to work in the heating season of 2019-2020. The corresponding order is published on the official website of the department. The document confirms compliance of Rosseti Centre (IDGC of Centre, PJSC) and Rosseti Centre and Volga Region (IDGC of Centre and Volga Region, PJSC) with requirements established by the rules for assessing readiness for the heating period, approved by Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation dated 10.05.2017 No. 543.

Rosseti Centre and Rosseti Centre and Volga Region in full and in strict accordance with the established deadlines completed all the planned activities to prepare for work during the cold weather. The companies’ specialists repaired over 51 thousand kilometres of 0.4-110 kV power lines and more than 12.5 thousand transformer substations of 10/0.4 kV. 79 power transformers at 35-110 kV substations were repaired. About 30 thousand hectares of routes of overhead power lines were cleared from trees and shrubs.

A lot of attention on the eve of the heating period was given to emergency training of operating personnel. In order to develop emergency response skills in the structural subdivisions of Rosseti Centre and Rosseti Centre and Volga Region, over 11.3 thousand trainings were conducted with operating personnel during the year, including more than 20 joint comprehensive exercises with the regional departments of the Russian Emergencies Ministry and local governments. All branches of Rosseti Centre and Rosseti Centre and Volga Region concluded agreements on cooperation in prevention and elimination of consequences of failures with local administrations and units of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, airlines, and regional grid and contracting organizations.

“We are constantly improving the process of preparing for the autumn-winter period, every year supplementing all the events prescribed by the rules with our own developments and decisions that take into account many factors: from the climatic and landscape features of the territories to an unprecedentedly large number of regions of our service area. As a result, this allows us to ensure a high level of preparedness for our employees and the entire electric grid infrastructure. Scrupulously, thoroughly worked out skills of actions of the personnel in the most difficult and unusual conditions, including the joint efforts of crews from different branches, timely and complete implementation of all production programs, are the key condition to ensuring high-quality and reliable power supply to consumers in 20 regions of the country during the cold season,” emphasizes General Director of IDGC of Centre - the managing organization of IDGC of Centre and Volga Region Igor Makovskiy.

At present, 2,943 crews consisting of 12,542 people, 4,375 automobile and specialized vehicles, as well as resources of contracting organizations are ready to eliminate failures and emergencies in branches of Rosseti Centre and Rosseti Centre and Volga Region. The power engineers have at their disposal 1,974 backup power supply sources with a total installed capacity of 60.5 MW, which can be used for temporary supply of power, primarily to socially important facilities in the regions. Out of the number of highly qualified employees, who received additional training, 168 emergency-restoration crews of increased mobility were formed, ready at any time to go to eliminate emergencies in any region of Russia.

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