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ROSSETI’s General Director holds executive staff meeting regarding energy facilities on the Russian-Ukrainian border

ROSSETI’s General Director holds executive staff meeting regarding energy facilities on the Russian-Ukrainian border 22.08.2014

Head of ROSSETI Oleg Budargin travelled to the Rostov Oblast with an official visit. His agenda included speaking to the employees working with the Kuybyshev District power lines in charge of border energy facilities, he inspected the region’s Kuybyshevo 1 substation and held an operational executive meeting that was attended by Deputy Governor of the Rostov Oblast Alexander Grebenshchikov and the heads of ROSSETI’s subsidiaries the Federal Grid Company and the Southern Interregional Distribution Grid Company to discuss the reliability and safety of the power grid sector on the border with Ukraine.

The General Director noted that the local energy workers are presently working in very challenging and at times even dangerous conditions brought on by the armed opposition in Ukraine in direct proximity to the border with the Russian Federation. He also emphasized that the goal to supply consumers in the region with thoroughly reliable and quality electricity will remain in effect.

During the executive meeting, the parties approved plans for working jointly with the region and the security forces to ensure the power supplies to the consumers in border regions remain reliable and safe.

Following the meeting, Oleg Budargin gave instructions to constantly supervise the entire electricity infrastructure in the border regions, to organise a special instruction brief for the personnel working in these regions and to examine whether it would be worthwhile to install additional emergency power supplies as well as to continue executing the plan to ensure that the energy sector operates in a stable manner amidst the present circumstances.

“It is necessary to undertake all measures both to ensure the safety of our employees and the energy facilities while also altering existing fallback circuits and creating new ones to supply the region with power,” noted Oleg Budargin.


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