FUNCTIONAL SUBSYSTEM OF THE UNIFIED STATE SYSTEM OF PREVENTION AND LIQUIDATION OF EMERGENCY SITUATIONS
In accordance with the Order No. 222 of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation of June 09, 2011, RusHydro Group has created a functional subsystem of the Unified State System for Preventing and Eliminating Emergency Situations integrated with the national state system.
The coordinating body of the subsystem – Commission for Prevention and Elimination of Emergencies and Fire Safety of the Company, responsible for timely assessment of the situation and decision-making on implementation of measures aimed at preventing emergencies. The annual work plans of the Commission include measures for a safe passage of flood waters in the spring and summer, preparation for the autumn-winter peak of maximum loads, as well as for ensuring sustainable operation in the fire and thunderstorm periods.
Round-the-clock monitoring of the situation at the facilities, notification of detected violations in the equipment operation and conduction of priority measures to prevent the emergencies are provided by the day-to-day management of the functional subsystem of the Company: the operational duty shift of the Centre for Monitoring the Facilities’ Security and Operation Condition, as well as on-duty shifts of the operating staff of generating branches.
There are local information systems operating on 23 sites of the Group.
To prevent and eliminate emergencies, RusHydro has created reserves of material resources in the branches operating the hydraulic structures and the target reserve of financial resources in the Company. The target reserve of funds for the emergencies liquidation was established centrally in the interests of all objects of RusHydro in the amount of 1% of the average monthly revenue from the sale of electricity and capacity.
In 2016, 16 injuries were recorded in RusHydro Group. including one in PJSC RusHydro branch Saratovskaya HPP and 14 – in RAO ES of the East (10 – in JSC FEDC, two – in PJSC Yakutskenergo, one – in PJSC Kamchatskenergo and one more – in PJSC Sakhalinenergo).
In addition, there were recorded seven fatalities among the contractors and the population (One in PJSC RusHydro branch Cheboksarskaya HPP, six – in RAO ES of the East: three – in PJSC Kamchatskenergo, two – in JSC FEDC, and one – in PJSC Sakhalinenergo).
A criminal case was initiated in PJSC Kamchatskenergo, five employees were convicted under part 3 of Article 216 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation «Violation of the safety rules for material works, which caused death of two or more persons through imprudence».