IDGC of Centre — Orelenergo division reconstructed a 0.4 kV overhead line in the settlement of Tekhnikumovsky in Glazunovsky district of the Orel region. Within the investment program more than 8 million rubles were spent on the reconstruction.
On the lines of a total length of 10.8 km 204 wooden poles replaced with reinforced concrete ones. 14 modern circuit breakers OEZ were installed in transformer substations; 174 leads-in into homes were replaced. To ensure a high level of safety the reconstruction was performed using self-supporting insulated wire, which increases the reliability of energy supply and reduces operating costs.
In addition, power engineers installed electronic meters instead of induction ones. The meters are located in cabinets on building facades that helps prevent theft of electricity.
Modern, fuel-efficient street lighting fixtures were also installed with control and metering panels. Such equipment will allow to significantly reduce commercial losses of electricity and increase energy security of consumers.
It should be noted that 527 people live in the settlement of Tekhnikumovsky, a significant portion of the population is students of an agricultural college. In the settlement there are social facilities: a kindergarten, a clinic, and a college dorm.
Electrification of the settlement was performed in the 60’s of last century. Previously the overhead line was owned by the Agricultural College. In 2009, it was taken to the balance of IDGC of Centre — Orelenergo division. By the time of the reconstruction the line had deteriorated significantly and almost completely expired its lifecycle.
To date the Prioksky Federal Service for Environmental, Technological and Nuclear Supervision issued an operation permit for the power installation. The line was put into operation. Due to the reconstruction the power facility meets the latest requirements for reliability and quality of electricity supply to consumers.