Moscow. 8 June 2004. Tomorrow, 9 June, the delegation of RAO "UES of Russia" headed by Anatoly Chubais will fly to Dushanbe. Within the framework of the visit, Anatoly Chubais will meet the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rakhmonov, and see the construction sites of Rogunskaya HPP and Sangtudinskaya HPP.
The next day, 10 June, 2004, Anatoly Chubais will take part in the 25th meeting of the CIS Electric Power Council (CIS EPC)*. The meeting will consider the results of operation of the CIS energy systems during the 2003/2004 autumn-winter period and the matters relating to the preparation for the 2004/2005 winter period. The meeting participants will also discuss the steps to prepare for the parallel operation** of the CIS and Balitics' energy systems with the Transeuropean Synchronous Integrated System of Western, Central, and South-Eastern Europe (TESIS). They will also approve the documents regulating the activities of the Commission for the operational and process coordination of interconnected operation of the CIS and Baltics' energy systems, and draw up a joint action plan to ensure reliability of synchronous operation of the CIS EPC members' energy systems.
* CIS Electric Power Council (CIS EPC) was established pursuant to the Agreement on coordination of interstate relations in the field of electric power industry of the Commonwealth of Independent States, which was signed by the Heads of the Governments of the CIS countries on 14 February 1992. The primary objective of CIS EPC is to coordinate the efforts to ensure stable and reliable energy supply to industries and households of the Member States as a result of enhanced efficiency of the interconnected electricity systems. The CIS Electric Power Council consists of the CEOs of electricity companies representing the relevant Member States: Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Armenia, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Georgia, Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Republic of Tajikistan, Republic of Turkmenistan, Republic of Uzbekistan, and Ukraine. The Council President is Anatoly Chubais, Chairman of the Management Board of RAO "UES of Russia".
** Parallel operation of the energy systems implies their synchronization in frequency in the alternating current networks, which facilitates power flows via the cross-system or cross-border HV transmission lines. Parallel or synchronous operation of energy systems enhances reliability of electric power facilities. This is best seen during the periods of autumn-winter peak loads and in emergencies.