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Power engineers of the branch “Rosseti Centre Tverenergo” switched to a special mode of operation in connection with another blow of bad weather that hit the Tver region

19 December 2019

Due to the worsening weather conditions, a special operating mode has been introduced in the branch “Rosseti Centre Tverenergo”. On the night of 19 December, a cyclone entered the territory of the Tver region, similar in strength to a hurricane that tested the region for strength on 28 October 2019. Currently, gusts of squally wind reach 25 m/s. The bad weather provokes wire breaks and whipping, trees falling out from beyond the borders of routes on power lines. The greatest damage by the hurricane was caused to residents of the Kalininsky, Rzhevsky, Vyshnevolotsky, Ostashkovsky and Toropetsky districts.

The power engineers got prepared in advance for the impact of the bad weather, since 4:00 pm on 18 December Tverenergo has introduced a high alert mode, by decision of the company’s management, an enhanced grouping of forces and equipment is based on the branch, including crews sent from branches of Rosseti Centre and Rosseti Centre and Volga Region.

The power engineers began emergency repairs at night. The course of restoration activities is coordinated by the branch’s Crisis Management Centre. In order to work more efficiently and to accelerate the minimization of the effects of the bad weather, the transfer of forces and equipment from less affected districts to the territory that has been more exposed to the bad weather. So, 7 crews were sent from the territory of the Konakovsky Distribution Zone for emergency recovery work to the Vyshnevolotsky Distribution Zone, 4 crews were distributed to the Kalininsky Distribution Zone. 5 crews of the Zapadnodvinsky Distribution Zone were relocated to strengthen work in the Ostashkovsky Distribution Zone.

Currently, 211 crews of power engineers are working to eliminate power outages, including employees on a business trip from Rosseti Centre and Rosseti Centre and Volga Region, consisting of 938 personnel with 188 specialized vehicles.

According to the forecast of the Hydrometeorological Centre, adverse weather conditions - gale-force wind of up to 25 m/s - will remain in the region during the day. The branch constantly monitors the meteorological and operational situation. Work to restore electricity supply to residents will be ongoing. Tverenergo asks residents to assist and report power outages by telephone to the Contact Centre of Rosseti Centre at 8 800-50-50-115, which receives calls from citizens for toll-free around the clock. You can also leave a message by phone +7 915-38-000-38 in Telegram and Viber.

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