FGC UES Gets Ready for Winter in Siberia

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, August 10, 2016. United Energy Systemsĺ Federal Grid Company (FCG UES) gave a number of maintenance sessions and overhauls to its power facilities in Western Siberia in the first half of the year, the company press service reports.

The goal was to make sure the upcoming fall/winter heating season is accident- and emergency-free, and to ensure a more reliable power supply to end users in the area. For one, the 220- to 500 -kilowatt electric mains in Khanty-Mansiysky Autonomous Region, Yamalo-Nenetsky Autonomous Region, and Tyumen Region got 207 new insulators and 53 supports. Also, 201 supports and 331 support foundations got repaired. 1,200 trees were cut down to increase fire safety and create 2,500 hectares of uncluttered air space, since these could have fallen onto the mains.

The company also had four transformer units, forty-nine sets of switchgear, and 434 connectors replaced at its Western Siberia-based substations.


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