According to the data of 2020, 50% of the failures of the Elektrilevi network were related to the weather and nature. That is why we are constantly investing in making the network more weatherproof. Slightly more than 15% of failures are caused by network age or depreciation. 35% of failures occur for other reasons, such as birds or animals, excavations or thefts by other parties, as well as failures in the consumer installation.
Failures elimination time:
The four biggest natural enemies of the electricity grid are strong winds, snow, ice and thunder:
In addition to interruptions, strong winds can cause voltage disturbances in the form of short-term interruptions or voltage fluctuations. If the weather forecast says that a severe storm is coming, we recommend that you unplug the more sensitive electrical equipment.
Deposition of snow
If trees are sunk on lines under heavy snow, be sure to keep away from such places. If the lines have fallen, this may mean that the entire area under the line is under life-threatening voltage.
It is important to constantly monitor the network to prevent damage from ice. Nevertheless, it is never possible to avoid all dangers. Removing ice from lines is generally very complicated and time consuming.
Remember that under no circumstances should electrical work be carried out during a thunderstorm. When you hear the thunder and see lightning bolts in the sky, it's high time you put your tools away.