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All newly-built energy facilities in Sochi in operation

February 06, 2014, 16:51 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, February 06. /ITAR-TASS/. All the 49 energy facilities planned to be built in Sochi by the Olympic Games have been in operation since Jan. 20, the Russian Energy Ministry reports.

In the joint work of the energy operational headquarters, the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, the International Olympic Committee and the OBS, internal systems of the facilities were tested during the period from January 16 to February 5, 2014, Minister Alexander Novak said.

In January, two large-scale trainings were organized at each of all the competition sites and key facilities to deal with breakdowns, during which various technical problems were simulated. Special attention was paid to cooperation of all the services responsible for electricity supply, including operating personnel at external and internal power supply systems, sources of uninterrupted supply and diesel generators, Novak told an operational headquarters meeting, discussing power supply for Olympic facilities in Sochi.

More than 170 specialists of the electro-technical personnel were on duty on February 4 in the final training, when the personnel were stationed at all the sites at the stadium, the minister noted, adding that the workload of the energy facilities was measured, and no problems were detected.

The energy minister ordered to check the readiness of all the electric systems once more.

Success of the holding of the Olympic Games will depend on coordinated work of the operating personnel at Olympic facilities, teams of electricity supply companies and the control centres, he added.

As was earlier reported, 42 energy facilities were put into operation by December 30.

Thanks to the Olympic project, the resort city has received own generating sources of total capacity of 850 MW, two substations were reconstructed, two new 220 kW stations were built and modern 110-kW facilities were constructed in the mountains. For the first time in Russia, cable lines were laid in the mountains at heights from 880 to 1,100 m. This has increased the total transformer capacity of Sochi’s substations more than twice.

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