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RAO ES East to increase the cost of preparation for the winter to 10,4 billion rubles

The enterprises of the RAO Energy Systems of the East are spending 10,4 billion rubles to prepare for the upcoming autumn-winter period, which is 8% more than last year. The Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation, Andrei Cherezov, was informed about this by Sergey Irtov, Director for Production of RAO ES of the East, at a meeting of the government commission on preparing the subjects of the electric power industry of the Far Eastern Federal District for the 2014-2015 autumn and winter season.

All work is carried out in the schedule and will be completed by the beginning of the heating season in the respective territories. From 17 planned overhauls and medium repairs of turbine units, the work was completed on 9, another 5 is under repair. Of the 28 boilers, 10 has been repaired to date, and work is still underway on 12 boilers. In addition, 11 from 22 planned generators and 71 from 139 transformers were repaired at the power facilities of the holding, 1 thousand of km of electrical networks were repaired.

To increase the reliability of the heating supply of consumers, the holding paid special attention to the repair of heating networks. Since the beginning of the repair campaign, 33 km of heating mains has been repaired, another 22 km is under construction.

The growth in the volume of repair campaigns and, as a result, the increase in their financing proved their necessity in recent years. Thus, the number of emergency situations in the autumn-winter period 2013-2014 on the energy equipment of the holding's enterprises decreased by 24% compared to the 2012-2013 OZP, which was the result of a successful repair campaign.

In parallel with the repair campaign, fuel reserves are being accumulated at the stations on the eve of winter. Fuel stocks in warehouses of power facilities traditionally exceed the standards established by the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation.

During the meeting, Andrey Tcherezov paid particular attention to the situation with accounts receivable to energy companies in the Far East. Today, the debts of consumers of all levels for electricity to companies belonging to the RAO ES of the East holding amount to 8,8 billion rubles, for heat energy - 11,5 billion rubles. According to Sergei Irtov, despite the total debt exceeding 20 billion rubles, the holding's repair campaign is proceeding normally.

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