AO MOSENERGO completes preparations for spring floods. Special commissions start to work in the company’s head office and branches.
According to the Moscow Meteorology and Ecology Center, this spring promises complex flood situations in the region. As of mid-March snow levels in the Moscow region (Moscow, Oka and Klyazma basins) exceeded average annual levels by 20-30%. The free capacity of Moscow river water storages is around 300 m cubic meters while the expected inflow would be approximately 400 m cubic meters. As a result, the excessive water will have to be thrown off to the Moscow River.
Spring floods may damage power facilities, power station equipment, as well as electric lines that are located in the risky areas. In case of power supply failures AO MOSENERGO plans to implement a set of special measures. The company has drawn monitoring schedules for managers, specialists and emergency teams. AO MOSENERGO branches have set up special teams and prepared needed equipment and materials. They also tested draining systems and pumping equipment.
Anti-flooding measures are coordinated by AO MOSENERGO’s Power Stations Maintenance Service (SERGZiS). According to SERGZiS’s representative Vladimir Lebedev, who chairs the anti-flooding commission, all measures will be implemented in full within established terms. These measures will be focused on CHP-17 and GRES-4, as some of their facilities are located in areas that are at risk for floods.
Throughout this period the special commission will closely interact with local authorities, Ministry of Emergency, as well as anti-flooding commissions in Moscow and Moscow region. In addition, Gosenergonadzor inspectors will participate in the work of these commission at AO MOSENERGO branches.