On October 15, 2019, Almatinskiye MES branch of KEGOC (Almaty region, Zhambyl oblast) launched competition of electrician service teams at the training ground at the 500 kV Almaty substation for 9 teams, - one team from each branch of KEGOC.
The chairman of the organizing committee of the competition, managing director of KEGOC for operations, Mr Bakhytkhan Zhazykbayev, speaking at the opening ceremony, noted that “the competition is held in order to improve the professional skills of the staff, to distribute advanced methods and techniques for repair and maintenance of high-voltage lines, introduce new devices and appliances that improve safety during emergency recovery operations.”
The participants of the competition, within three days, from October 15 to 17, will go through 6 stages to show their knowledge of regulatory and technical documents and theoretical training; skills to rescue the injured person (dummy) exposure of electric current, remove him from 220 kV overhead line tower and provide first aid; skills in replacing defective glass insulators of various types; skills of replacing a defective conductor spacer in a group of spacers in a span between towers; and skills of connecting the stub loop of the anchor metal tower 220 kV overhead line using special tools.
According to the organizers, the competitions will not only demonstrate the skill, but also provide an opportunity for power engineers from different branches to exchange experiences.
The winning team with the highest score will represent Kazakhstan at the international championship of professional excellence among the power grid companies of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
About the Company
KEGOC is the System Operator of the Unified Power System of Kazakhstan, and it owns and manages the assets of the National Power Grid (NPG). The company operates as the natural monopoly. It owns more than 25,000 km of 220-1150 kV electricity transmission lines and 80 electrical substations with 36.0 GVA of installed transformer capacity. These lines and substations form the NPG. The company employs more than 4.7 thousand people. More detailed information about the Company is available at its corporate website: www.kegoc.kz.