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1 037 specialists involved in electricity supply renewal

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To renew the electricity supply to all households in Latvia, Latvenergo has involved a record-high number of people – 1 037 specialists – in electricity line fixing works.

1 037 people are employed in the electricity supply works, comprising 341 working teams. Of the total amount of teams, 93 were set by contractors, while the additionally invited forestry workers organized 30 teams. The line cleaner resource, who had concluded agreements with AS Sadales tīkls already last year, is made up of 36 teams. Rezekne Municipality has also assisted with three teams, Latvenergo informs the business news portal BNN.

Moreover, all the currently available equipment has been used in the power restoration works – a helicopter, 12 snowmobiles, 19 all-terrain vehicles and 17 forestry equipment units.

Overall, 32 kilometres of power lines have been cleared with the Finnish helicopter. For instance, on January 10, cutting works were carried out in Rezekne and Preili, cutting 1.650 km in a day. While, during the period from January 3 to 9, the aircraft made flights for 34 hours 45 minutes. Currently, in daytime, the helicopter can cut trees near electricity lines for approximately 2 km in length, which would take a line cleaner 3 – 4 days amount of work if these lines are not difficult to access.

Although a significant progress has been achieved during the past days, and the number of households without electricity supply has rapidly decreased by several thousands per day, huge amount of work is invested to ensure that a similar situation will never occur again, and the power supply would be renewed for all clients in Latvia. Unfortunately, the electricity line clearing from fallen trees has caused the biggest problems, as such activities require large-scale, specialized equipment, which is not available every day, indicates Latvenergo.


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