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Sochi united power engineers from all over Russia

8 April 2013

From 3 to 5 April in Sochi Winter Olympics of workers of the electric grid complex took place. This was the first joint corporate event within the formation of a unified energy complex and the most massive sports days in the history of the competition in grid companies — about 650 employees took part in them.

By a tradition, Chairman of the Management Board of FGC UES Oleg Budargin came himself to cheer up athletes, which once again proves that the promotion and development of physical culture and sports in FGC UES is an important part of its corporate policy.

During the closing ceremony the head of Federal Grid Company noted that the main purpose of the Olympics was the consolidation of the employees of all the companies that make up the electric grid into a single cohesive team of professionals.

«We, the power engineers — a big family having one common goal — reliable power supply to Russian consumers. And it is important that the current Olympics have become a real family holiday — our workers came here with their wives and children who had the opportunity not only to support the athletes, but they also were competing. Such events allow to bring people together, share experiences in an informal environment, strengthen team spirit and create preconditions together to solve problems. I am sure that the energy of sport will ensure future success in the industrial sector as well,» noted Oleg Budargin.

The head of Federal Grid Company also spoke about the creation of a single management company in the electric grid sector. «It is symbolic that our sports days coincided with the official establishment of OJSC „Russian Grids“. And now we all have the main task — the formation of a strong team that can also, as here in the sports arena, shoulder to shoulder, solve complex issues facing the electric grid complex of the country. As these three days have shown, we have enough strength and energy for this,» said Oleg Budargin.

24 teams were competing for the right to be the best, which had passed the regional qualifying rounds. Nine teams were representing executive offices and branches of Federal Grid Company, 12 — distribution grid companies and three teams of power engineering students of the Moscow Power Engineering Institute, Ivanovo State Power Engineering University and Northern Caucasus Federal University were also taking part.

Moreover, this year’s Winter Olympics were a real family celebration of physical culture and sports. Children of employees became successors of sporting traditions of power grid engineers. About 80 children with their parents took part in the team competition in the open air, and in the family «Merry Starts».

Sports games were held at venues of the upcoming 2014 Sochi Olympics. The main venue for most of the competitions was the ski resort «Rosa Khutor». Cross-country skiing and a mixed ski-shooting relay took place in the mountains at an altitude of 2300 metres above sea level. Tournament in mini-football was held in the sports complex «Youth» in Adler. The final event of the Olympics was a friendly match of ice hockey between electric grid employees and workers of State Enterprise «Olympstroy». The event was held at the ice arena in the Olympic Park.

The sports holiday ended up with an awarding ceremony of the winners of the Winter Olympics. The three-day sports competitions in ski racing, shooting, mini-football and cheerleader teams’ contest were summed up, whose performances decorated the sports battles. The winners were awarded certificates of merit, cups and medals. A gift for all participants of the event was a bright ice show, as well as a mass production with elements of acrobatics performed by 60 cheerleaders.

According to the results of the overall standings the team of IDGC of Centre took the main prize place. In the second step of the podium was the team of IDGC of Volga, bronze went to the team of a branch of FGC UES — MES of Siberia.

In the men’s competitions in skiing the winning places are as follows: 1st place — Alexey Deryabin of IDGC of Centre and Volga Region, 2nd place — Roman Zaretsky of a branch of FGC UES — MES of North-West, and 3rd place — Nikolay Kuleshov of IDGC of Volga. In the same sport for women 1st — Valentina Linkova of IDGC of Centre and Volga Region, 2nd place — Natalya Mutagarova of IDGC of Siberia, and 3rd place — Vera Kopnina of Tyumenenergo.

In mini-football the winner was IDGC of South, second place — Kubanenergo, and third went to the team of IDGC of Centre.

The competition in shooting gold went to a branch of FGC UES — MES of East, second place went to IDGC of Centre, and IDGC of Volga was third.

In cheerleading the winners were a branch of FGC UES — MES of East, second place — IDGC of Urals, third place — a branch of FGC UES — MES of South.

Please, be reminded that the unified sports event of the electric grid complex was held in Sochi not accidentally. The joint corporate Olympics are continuation of activities to promote uniform high standards in production and social spheres. The Sochi region in this area is a pilot site. There are already successfully implemented solutions, which are being rolled out to other regions. In particular, the Single Power Supply Control Centre has been commissioned in Sochi, and a single emergency reserve of energy companies has been created and many others. And earlier there the All-Russian competition of professional skill of repair crews of transmission and distribution grids were held.

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