How Do We Get Electricity?

How Do We Get Electricity?

We are going to visit the United Energy Company of Moscow which controls all the urban electric network and see how electricity comes to houses. The place is located in the eastern part of the city and has been functioning since 2004.

How Do We Get Electricity?

This is their main building. Even in cold months green grass keeps growing here.

How Do We Get Electricity?

The main task of the company is energy transportation and connection of consumers to electric networks.

How Do We Get Electricity?

How Do We Get Electricity?

Entry to the territory is strictly by passes.

How Do We Get Electricity?

That’s a complex gas-insulated switchgear for 220 kV intended for energy distribution from the feeding centers to consumers.

How Do We Get Electricity?

How Do We Get Electricity?

All the equipment is from Germany.

How Do We Get Electricity?

How Do We Get Electricity?

How Do We Get Electricity?

How Do We Get Electricity?

How Do We Get Electricity?

In another hall the equipment is Russian. Three oil transformers serve to reduce the voltage to 20 kV.

How Do We Get Electricity?

The devices work at the operating temperature range which varies – from -45 to +45 C (from -49F to 113F).

How Do We Get Electricity?

It is quite noisy in here.

How Do We Get Electricity?

How Do We Get Electricity?

It’s a firefighting system.

How Do We Get Electricity?

How Do We Get Electricity?

Who knows what is this break stone for?

How Do We Get Electricity?

How Do We Get Electricity?

How Do We Get Electricity?

How Do We Get Electricity?

“Why does you clock always show a quarter to six? – Because it is a manometer.”

How Do We Get Electricity?

How Do We Get Electricity?

Cams are everywhere.

How Do We Get Electricity?

This is an emergency alert siren.

How Do We Get Electricity?

How Do We Get Electricity?

This is a working place of a man on duty.

How Do We Get Electricity?

A working shift lasts for twelve hours, then it is followed by one or two days off.

How Do We Get Electricity?

How Do We Get Electricity?

It is a substation control panel.

How Do We Get Electricity?

How Do We Get Electricity?

How Do We Get Electricity?

How Do We Get Electricity?

How Do We Get Electricity?

How Do We Get Electricity?

It is a call center.

How Do We Get Electricity?

How Do We Get Electricity?

How Do We Get Electricity?

How Do We Get Electricity?

And this is the main room controlling high voltage dispatching service.

How Do We Get Electricity?

How Do We Get Electricity?

Everything is rather neat, even in the server room. This is how it must be.

Location:Moscow
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13 thoughts on “How Do We Get Electricity?”

    • Would you prefer it to have been from China instead? German equipment is good. We’re talking about the reliability of your electric supply. Why risk using Russian equipment?

  1. The breakstones are for uncomon leakages probably,ey they work there with expensive equipment and high voltage…u know what a leak can do to that….

    • You are right, they are for oil leakage. These transformers contain thousands of liters special mineral oil and according to the regulations, there must be a leakage tank under them, big enough to hold safely all the volume of the oil.

  2. I guess the stones could be part of a vibration dampening system? But that is just a stab in the dark.
    Or the picture was taken outside 🙂

  3. That’s all lies! Everybody knows that electricity comes from the wall socket, so no need for plants like that. And if you like chicken, one doesnt need to kill one, just go buy one from the supermarket.

    (yup, meant to be spoken like a typical teenager these days) 😉

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