MOSCOW. March 14 (Interfax) - The Russian power company Rosseti is restoring power supply in new Russian territories and connecting local facilities to the Russian power grid with a possibility of mutual redundancy, Rosseti CEO Andrei Ryumin said at a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.
Mishustin said at the meeting that the four new territories that entered into Russia last year must be provided with relevant electricity facilities.
"Rosseti Group is restoring power supply in the new constituent territories. Over 3,500 facilities have been repaired to date. These are facilities of various voltage, including infrastructure supplying electricity to such cities as Gorlovka, Svetlodrask, Severodonetsk, Mariupol and Volnovakha. Work supporting the output of the Lugansk Thermal Power Plant has also been done," Ryumin said.
Over a thousand residential buildings and more than 35,000 private houses have been connected to the power grid, he said.
"We have connected more than 25 pump stations and over 40 schools and kindergartens, alongside stationary boiler houses and mobile boilers used during the fall-and-winter season. Importantly, we have provided the connection of electricity facilities to the Russian power grid with a possibility of mutual redundancy," Ryumin said.
Materials and equipment, including over 100 special vehicles, have been supplied to operators in the new constituent territories and an additional emergency stock has been procured to ensure infrastructure repairs, he said.
"I should also say that Rosseti Group does most of the work in these territories on its own. We are using our personnel, employees of our branches in various regions of the Russian Federation," Ryumin said.
"Stable operation of the power grid is a token of sustainable development of the country and achievement of the national development goals set for us by the Russian president. I am asking you to closely watch every project. It is necessary to continue the implementation of all designated projects and plans. Please keep this under control," Mishustin said.
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