OREANDA-NEWS. Specialists of IDGC of Centre and IDGC of Centre and Volga Region completed a set of technical and organizational measures to ensure reliable and uninterrupted power supply to polling stations on the day of the Russian presidential elections on 18 March. In total, on the single voting day, the power engineers of the two companies will provide general power supply to 21,527 polling stations (including 6,900 stations connected to networks of other territorial grid organizations) in 20 regions of the country.

At present, the specialists of IDGC of Centre and IDGC of Centre and Volga Region have already completed the check of power supply circuits for all voting stations connected to the networks of branches of the companies, and conducted extraordinary inspections of electrical installations from which they are powered. Additionally, all the stations are provided with redundant power supply sources. The power supply circuits for socially important facilities, television and radio broadcasting centres have been checked. The communication schemes and the order of interaction with the regional departments of the FSB, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the EMERCOM of Russia, as well as schemes for alerting and calling personnel in the event of emergency situations have been clarified.

From 12 o’clock on 16 March, in all the branches of IDGC of Centre and IDGC of Centre and Volga Region a special mode of operation, assuming full mobilization of forces and means, will be introduced. Additional briefings have been conducted with the staff, first responding crews have been reinforced. In total, on 18 March, around 11,000 employees from the production staff, as well as about a thousand specialists from the administration and management, will be on duty around the clock in the regions of the companies’ activities. The duty schedules of the personnel of IDGC of Centre and IDGC of Centre and Volga Region consider the possibility of personal voting at the polling stations for each of the specialists. The power engineers will be in high alert until protocols are signed at the polling stations.