In the Smolensk region the spring and summer in 2012 was accompanied by severe thunderstorms, but due to early preparation of Smolensk power engineers of IDGC of Centre to the thunderstorm season the power system from March to May operated steadily with no significant damage.
The main objective of Smolenskenergo is to ensure reliable power system operation, including during lightning season from April to August. For the stable operation of power equipment during thunderstorms the branch takes measures to protect power lines of
For the lightning season 2012 the branch began preparing in
“The lack of significant damage to lines and power equipment of Smolenskenergo while operating through the thunderstorm season in 2012 is the result of the successful implementation of a complex of measures to prepare for this period”, — commented Head of production control and safety Office Vasily Gipich.