Power engineers of Ulyanovsk Grids will repair more than 2,500 kilometers of eletric transmission lines n 2020

14 february 2020

_dsc0294.jpgAs part of the implementation of the 2020 repair program, the Ulyanovsk Grids branch of Rosseti Volga (brand of IDGC of Volga, PJSC) plans to repair more than 1,687 km of 0.4–10 kV overhead lines, 995 km of 35–110 kV high-voltage lines, 29 substations of 35–110 kV and 672 transformer substations of 6–10/0.4 kV. The power enery specialists will begin mass repairs in April.

All work should be already completed by October 1. At present, the branch has arranged the preparation for the start of repair work, which includes emergency recovery drills, employees’ knowledge assessment, medical examinations, checks for availability of the equipment and materials required for repair, operating capacity of motor transport and special-purpose vehicles, as well as employees having all necessary appliances and personal protective equipment. Demonstrative authorizations will be held in the Ulyanovsk Grids, during which employees annually train their workplace preparation skills, ability to disconnect, check voltage on live parts, remove and install portable grounding.

The final stage of preparation will be traditional competitions in professional excellence, which will be held at training ranges in all production departments. As part of this year’s repair campaign, the branch power enery specialists will have to carry out a series of works on replacing defective insulation, installing vibration dampers on wires, repairing and replacing contact joints, repairing the aerial parts of foundations and straightening reinforced concrete supports, restoring the anticorrosive cover of the equipment, updating the grounding loop, updating information and hazard warning signs. In 2020, the branch also plans to clear routes of HVL 0.4–110 kV with a total area of more than 519 hectares. Line routes clearance will enable to prevent any technological faults in operation of the grid facilities caused by trees and bushes located near overhead lines.

The repair program of the Ulyanovsk Grids branch is focused on the enhancement of reliability and operating efficiency of the grid complex on the territory of Ulyanovsk Region. The timely and high-quality implementation of all the activities planned as part of the repair program is one of the conditions for getting a certificate of readiness for work by the branch in the autumn-winter 2020/2021.