In 2011, in accordance with the annual comprehensive procurement program IDGC of Centre — Lipetskenergo division purchased 1140 pieces of equipment for the main activity for the amount of more than 3.4 billion rubles.
The major share (95%) in the amount of technical procurement of the branch was Russia made equipment, which is equivalent to best foreign analogues and meets modern requirements in terms of efficiency, environmental friendliness and safety.
Among such equipment — self-supporting insulated wire and cable lines with XLPE insulation; wooden poles, treated with new technologies; multi-faceted poles for
Preferential selection of domestic producers is to follow the state course for the energy security of the country, involving the minimization of dependence of power industry on the import of strategically important products.
«Technical retrofitting is a prerequisite for the development of the energy complex and provision of quality and reliability of power supply to consumers, so the main selection criteria of energy equipment are its reliability and safety. The equipment that comes to Lipetskenergo meets all requirements of the technical policy of IDGC of Centre», — stressed Deputy Director for Technical Issues — Chief Engineer of Lipetskenergo Alexander Kornilov.