Rostechnadzor Holds Meeting to Summarize Activities of State Energy Supervision Department in 2020
Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service (Rostechnadzor) held a videoconference meeting chaired by Alexey Aleshin, Chairman of the Service, to discuss the results of control and supervisory activities in the field of federal state energy supervision and federal state supervision in the field of safety of hydraulic structures in 2020.
In his opening remarks, Alexey Aleshin emphasized the practical importance of holding annual meetings of this format and gave an overall assessment of the work of the specialized departments of Rostechnadzor.
“In general, if we talk about the federal state energy supervision and assess the agency’s work on all recent energy challenges, the assessment is positive. The number of accidents and the number of people killed in them is constantly decreasing,” said Alexey Aleshin.
The meeting was attended by Nikolai Rogalev, rector of the Moscow Power Engineering Institute, who said that today, on the basis of MPEI, there is an opportunity to receive an education that fully meets the qualification requirements for employment at Rostechnadzor.
“MPEI trains more than 20 thousand students in all fields of engineering. We are developing master's programs in the field of energy, technology and engineering, and in this regard, interaction with Rostechnadzor is extremely important for us. I am confident in the success of the initiatives that we are implementing together with Mr. Aleshin. The initiatives to train personnel for direct employment at Rostechnadzor. We are moving consistently in this regard,” Nikolai Rogalev noted.
The keynote report was made by Dmitry Frolov, Deputy Chairman of Rostechnadzor, who said that the Service had again achieved a reduction in the number of accidents and fatalities at the energy facilities.
“There were 34 fatal accidents at the supervised facilities in 2020, which is 12.8% less than in the previous year. In general, over the past 10 years, this indicator at the energy facilities has decreased by almost 4 times. There were 21 accidents recorded, which is 22% less than a year earlier,” Dmitry Frolov said.
The deputy chairman also noted that there were no accidents at the facilities supervised by the Interregional Technological, Upper Don, Oka, North-West, North-Caucasian, Crimean, Caucasian, Middle Volga, Sakhalin and North-East departments during the reporting period.
Dmitry Frolov also outlined the key tasks of the state energy supervision for 2021. The department is to develop new regulations “On Federal State Energy Supervision” and “On Federal State Supervision in the Field of Safety of Hydraulic Structures,” taking into account the provisions of the Federal Law of July 31, 2020 No. 247-FZ “On Mandatory Requirements in the Russian Federation” and Federal Law of July 31, 2020 No. 248-FZ “On State Control (Supervision) and Municipal Control in the Russian Federation.” Particular attention will be paid to the involvement of the State Energy Supervision Department in the implementation of Rostechnadzor’s digital automated information system.
Alexander Antyukhov, head of the Department of State Energy Supervision, reported on the fulfillment of the Government’s order to conduct unscheduled field inspections to control the progress of preparation for the work of the power and heat supply facilities in the autumn and winter period. In total, 17,888 heating and heating-industrial boiler houses and 1,869 heat supply and heating network organizations were inspected. The inspections revealed more than 182 thousand violations. Administrative penalties were applied against 1,379 legal entities and 5,266 officials.
Alexander Antyukhov said that in pursuance of the instructions of the Government of the Russian Federation, unscheduled field inspections of a number of class II hydraulic structure complexes located on the territory of the North-West, North-East, Trans-Baikal and Crimean departments were carried out. Together with Rostransnadzor and public authorities of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, the work was carried out on the inventory of hydraulic structures.
The seminar-meeting also included reports from Azat Mubarakshin, head of the Department of Informatization (“Digital Platform of Rostechnadzor”), Elena Pashchenko, head of the Division of Legal Support for Control and Supervision Activities of the Legal Department (“Implementation of Control and Supervision Activities in the Transitional Period”), and Irina Likurtseva, leading consultant of the Division of Methodology and Analysis of Activities of the Organizational and Analytical Management Service (“Reporting Materials Submitted by Territorial Departments of Rostechnadzor in the Field of Federal State Energy Supervision and Federal State Supervision in the Field of Safety of Hydraulic Structures. Completeness and Quality”).