23 January 2013, Wednesday, 16:07

Snowfall and ice-slick threaten reliability of electric supply

author: Elvira Latypova

Climatic and natural conditions of this winter in Bashkortostan complicate work of power supply workers. The third decade continues to remain problematic.

In the mountainous zone of the republic the "Ice-slick" regime is entered. Ice is intensively formed on wires and ground wires of high-voltage transmission lines 110 kv "Beloretsk-Mayak". According to LLC "BashRES", diameter of granular hoarfrost reached 180 mm on wires, 70 mm on ground wires. Ice melting was made without electric supply disconnection.

In the northwest of the republic and in the central areas the "Snowfall" regime was entered. In Haibullinsky region there was ice pellet — power sector workers entered the "Ice-slick" regime.