Stream­lin­ing Power Sup­ply

In Jiz­zakh re­gion, sys­temic ef­forts are un­der­taken to up­lift the liv­ing con­di­tions of the pop­u­la­tion, and the works in­clude in par­tic­u­lar the proper or­ga­ni­za­tion of pub­lic util­ity ser­vices.

Uzbekistan Today (English) - - REGIONS -

This can be seen on the ex­am­ple of work car­ried out in the Gal­laaral dis­trict to en­sure the un­in­ter­rupted sup­ply of the pop­u­la­tion with elec­tric­ity, and thor­ough prepa­ra­tion for the au­tumn-win­ter sea­son.

“Over the past two years, there have been a lot of pos­i­tive changes in our vil­lage,” says la­bor vet­eran of Mukiri vil­lage, Mavlon Tur­diev. “In par­tic­u­lar, the power sup­ply has no­tice­ably im­proved. Pre­vi­ously, elec­tric­ity was of­ten lost. When en­quired in the elec­tric grid com­pany about the rea­sons, we were told that there were lim­its, and all the vil­lages were dis­con­nected from the sup­ply one by one. And the ob­jec­tions and claims of peo­ple about why they have to pay for elec­tric­ity, which is not there, be­came com­mon­place. And here came the days when the power is prac­ti­cally un­in­ter­rupted, peo­ple be­gan to pay for the con­sumed elec­tric­ity in a timely man­ner.

Such pos­i­tive changes are di­rectly re­lated to the ac­tiv­i­ties of the Gal­laaral dis­trict branch of the joint-stock com­pany “Jiz­zakh hududiy elektr tar­mo­qlari ko­rx­onasi”. The branch, which em­ploys about 80 spe­cial­ists, is re­spon­si­ble for the un­in­ter­rupted sup­ply of elec­tric­ity to about 25 thou­sand house­holds, as well as en­ter­prises and or­ga­ni­za­tions in the dis­trict.

“Frankly speak­ing, in­stead of ful­fill­ing our main du­ties, we used to be forced to walk around ma­hal­las and homes and col­lect debts from the pop­u­la­tion,” says Uk­tam Berdikulov, the chief en­gi­neer of the branch. “There were a lot of prob­lems at sta­tions and trans­form­ers, as well as elec­tric­ity trans­mis­sion net­works, which did not un­dergo pre­ven­tive in­spec­tion and re­pair. Now, the is­sues of pay­ments are han­dled by em­ploy­ees of the en­force­ment bu­reau. At the same time, the or­der of main­te­nance of dis­tri­bu­tion points of elec­tric­ity and power lines, as well as work with con­sumers, has changed dra­mat­i­cally. As a re­sult, the num­ber of com­plaints from the pub­lic has sharply de­creased.”

The team, re­ly­ing on the as­sis­tance of the re­gional en­ter­prise of elec­tric grids and their own ca­pac­i­ties, have made thor­ough prepa­ra­tions for the au­tumn-win­ter sea­son. In par­tic­u­lar, 29 trans­former points were over­hauled, spare ma­te­ri­als and spare parts were pur­chased for more than 21 mil­lion soums. More than 60 km of low­volt­age air net­works, as well as more than 61 km of power lines have un­der­gone over­haul.

Spe­cial at­ten­tion is paid to the re­serve of equip­ment and ma­te­ri­als nec­es­sary for re­place­ment in the win­ter sea­son. So, there is al­ready a sup­ply of trans­former oil needed. In or­der to meet and see off the sea­son with­out loss and un­in­ter­rupted sup­ply of power to con­sumers, a rapid re­sponse team com­posed of spe­cial­ists and elec­tri­cians of the en­ter­prise has been set up.

In prepa­ra­tion for the au­tum­n­win­ter sea­son, spe­cial at­ten­tion is also paid to the elim­i­na­tion of cases of il­le­gal con­nec­tion to the net­work, the use of untested, non­stan­dard elec­tri­cal ap­pli­ances. To this end, among the pop­u­la­tion, there are con­ver­sa­tions and spe­cial raids aimed at strict ad­her­ence to reg­u­la­tions on en­ergy con­sump­tion.

To be sure, there are still vil­lages in which there are pil­lars with ex­pired ser­vice life, as a re­sult of which the wires break in strong winds. This sug­gests that the work car­ried out in the sys­tem for tech­ni­cal and tech­no­log­i­cal mod­ern­iza­tion does not fully meet the re­quire­ments of con­sumers. There­fore, de­spite the ef­forts of the team, there is still no guar­an­tee that dur­ing the win­ter days the power lines will work with­out in­ter­rup­tion.

“If we eval­u­ate our work on the ba­sis of mod­ern cri­te­ria, it be­comes ob­vi­ous that our ma­te­rial and tech­ni­cal base is still far from the re­quired level,” says branch man­ager Oy­bek Sultonov. “Com­pared with the growth rate in the num­ber of con­sumers, the pace of mod­ern­iza­tion of the power sup­ply sys­tem is rather low. To date, we have only one Da­mas car to ser­vice the area. We need a truck crane to work on high power lines, as well as spe­cial tech­ni­cal trans­port. Now we are forced, if nec­es­sary, to use sim­i­lar equip­ment from other or­ga­ni­za­tions. It is also nec­es­sary to in­stall mod­ern trans­form­ers, dis­tri­bu­tion and ser­vice sys­tems.”

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