OREANDA-NEWS. Experience of the Lipetsk region to reduce the period of connection to electric grids is recognized as one of the best in Russia, and by figures the region entered the top three among the Russian Federation regions.

This was discussed at a meeting of a working group to assess the efficiency of electric power connection procedures, which was held as a videoconference with representatives of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, the administration of the Lipetsk region and power engineers of IDGC of Centre.

IDGC of Centre – Lipetskenergo division is making a significant contribution to solving the above problems, which has achieved great results on the way to improve the efficiency of the grid connection process.

In 2015 "Lipetskenergo" reached a new level of customer service. As part of the "road map" aimed at improving the accessibility of energy infrastructure, the branch reduced the execution of grid connection contracts of small and medium-sized businesses to 129 days. Moreover, when using the Internet services, the number of personal visits to the branch can be reduced to 2. At the same time, contracts processing timeframes were reduced as well - to 6 calendar days for grid connection contracts for up to 150 kW.

The next step of the power company to serve consumers better was introduction of SMS notification of applicants on execution of their grid connection application. The new service improved the efficiency and speed of interaction of grid companies and applicants.

And the regional law "On establishment on the territory of the Lipetsk region of cases that do not require a construction permit", which came into force on 25 June 2015, is designed to reduce terms of connection of power installations of applicants to the power grid of the company. As a result, in the construction of power lines and electrical installations of up to 10 kV it is not required to get a construction permit.