Tomsk and Krasnoyarsk enterprise branch OAO "UES FGC" — "MES Siberia" — went on high alert due to the established in the region of abnormally hot weather, according to FGC.
Abnormally hot, dry weather lasts for two months in most parts of Siberia. Temperature reaches the mark of 35 degrees. Area of forest fires in Siberia, according to the District Department of Forestry, for the past weekend has grown from 15 to more than 23 thousand hectares. Forests are burning in Krasnoyarsk, Tomsk region, Tuva, Khakassia and the Irkutsk region.
"Employees are real-time monitoring of the situation on power, there is close collaboration with local authorities and the regional emergencies center. On high alert are all line crews for the fastest possible use in the event an emergency, ensure availability of special equipment and communications," — said in a message.
"UES FGC" has been created in 2002 as part of the power sector reform. In keeping with the reforms under its control centered trunk lines. The authorized capital is divided into FGC 1.153 trillion ordinary shares. After the reorganization of RAO UES of state owns 77.66% of the capital of FGC.