Donetsk, Oct 15 - DAN. Khartsyzsk Grid, a division of the Regional Power Supply Company (REK), will invest more than 50 million rubles by the end of this year to upgrade transmission lines across the Donetsk People’s Republic, the DPR Coal and Energy Ministry reported on Thursday.

“Specialists <...> are upgrading 110 kW substations and 0.4 - 6 kW transmission lines under the programme with investments from internal funds reaching over 50 million rubles in 2020,” the report said.

Obsolete oil circuit breakers have been replaced with modern gas-insulated switches at the Butovka Glubokaya and Potnikovo substations to ensure steady electricity transit between the DPR and the LPR and reliable power supply to Makeyevka customers. A number of transmission lines were modernised in Snezhnoye, Shakhtyorsk, Ilovaisk and the Karpovo-Nadezhdinka village in the Amrosiyevka district, the Ministry said.

Khartsyzsk Gird is one of the five largest divisions within the Regional Energy Supply Company. It supplies electricity to Amvrosiyevka, Shakhtyorsk, Torez, Snezhnoye, Kirovskoye, Khartsyzsk, Ilovaisk, Zugres, adjacent settlements and the DPR’s Amvrosiyevka and Shakhtyorsk districts. The company operates 88 substations, some 1,500 transformer and power distribution substations and some 6,800 kilometres of transmission lines.*jk