Delgaz Grid has invested over 3.2 million lei in a new operational radio-communications system
The new radio-communications system implemented by Delgaz Grid includes 63 repeaters (signal amplifiers), ensuring operational communications in areas where there are elements of the electricity distribution system.
Approximately 500 transmission-reception stations create the network through which energy dispatchers and electricians can constantly communicate about the maneuvers performed, potential damage to equipment, safety measures to be taken in various situations, etc. In this way, direct communication between the Dispatcher and the intervention team is easy, even when the mobile phone signal disappears, without the need for electricians to travel to areas with a telephone signal in order to coordinate the maneuvers in the distribution system. Thus, the time allocated to interventions is considerably reduced.
The new radio-communications system was operationalized in 2019 in the counties of Iași, Suceava and Botoșani, and this year the works and testing periods in the counties of Vaslui, Bacău and Neamț were completed. By implementing the investment of over 3.2 million lei, the operational communications are significantly improved, especially in critical situations, thus reducing the periods when consumers are not supplied with energy.
The configuration of the new radio communication system allows further developments including: the use of panic buttons for human safety in extreme cases where the integrity of field teams is endangered (eg road accidents or accidents in facilities, assaults), GPS location and so on At the same time, in order to consolidate the functioning of this system, additional communication equipment will be installed in order to react optimally in case of significant damages in the energy distribution networks.
Delgaz Grid, the distribution company within the German E.ON Group, operates a 23,300 km natural gas network in 20 counties in the North and West of Romania (Cluj, Bistrița Năsăud, Maramureș, Satu Mare, Sălaj, Timiș , Arad, Bihor, Caraş-Severin, Hunedoara, Mureș, Sibiu, Alba, Harghita, Iași, Botoșani, Vaslui, Suceava, Neamț and Bacău) and an 82,300 km electricity network in six counties in Moldova: Bacău, Botoşani, Iaşi , Neamţ, Suceava and Vaslui. Since entering the local market in 2005, E.ON has invested about 1.8 billion euros mainly in the modernization of gas and electricity networks and transferred 2.5 billion euros in taxes and fees to the state.