The Company considers investments in technical and technological modernization as the key factor in achieving the growth of its operational efficiency.
IN 2014, LENENERGO EMBARKED ON AN AMBITIOUS PROGRAM TO UPDATE ITS SPECIAL MACHINERY IN THE BRANCHES. BY 2014, THE COMPANY HAD MORE THAN 1,300 UNITS OF SPECIAL MACHINERY, 40% OF WHICH COMPLETED THEIR OPERATIVE TERM.
The Company is required annually to update at least 15% of its machinery, but in previous years the update was not carried out in full. In 2014, the machinery was upgraded by almost 30%. In 2015, about the same volume of machinery will be updated.
Along with the replacement of machinery, the Company’s specialists select new models to address operational and strategic objectives. The branches are equipped with modern hydraulic lifts, vehicles with crane systems, crane-boring machines, excavators and skidders instead of worn-out vehicles. In 2014, 14 crawler snow and swamp-going vehicles GAS and 28 snow and swamp-going vehicles Tinger were sent to the branches. By 2015, the Company plans to equip all linear plots with tracked off-road vehicles.
Specialists will be able to quickly start emergency repair work. It is planned to equip all line masterful sites with tracked off-road vehicles, their means of delivery and increase the number of emergency repair garages and utility vehicles in the branches. This will reduce the time of arrival of emergency crews at the place of accidents.
A TARGET MODEL OF OPERATIONAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL MANAGEMENT (OTM) WAS DEVELOPED IN LENENERGO USING THE EQUIPMENT OF ST. PETERSBURG AND THE LENINGRAD REGION AND AIMED AT CENTRALIZING OTM IN SEVERAL NETWORK MANAGEMENT CENTERS ON A TERRITORIAL BASIS.
In the framework of implementation of the target model, centralization of operational and technological management will be implemented in the zones of responsibility of the three branches of Lenenergo in Vyborg, Novaya Ladoga and Kingisepp. The network management centers (NMC), established on the basis of existing dispatching services, will perform all OTM functions on the distribution networks in their area of responsibility.
The network control center in St. Petersburg, exercising control with the use of equipment throughout the city and
Implementation of this project will significantly improve the reliability of operational and technological management, reduce the time of elimination of technological failures and cut the undersupply of electricity to consumers.