Kuzbass Power Sales Company

History

December 21, 1920

The state electrification plan (GOELRO) was passed. Its implementation launched a large-scale and intensive development of Russia’s energy industry.

1931

The government decrees creating of the Zapsibenergo company comprising electricity facilities of Novosibirsk Region and Kuzbass.

June 20, 1934. Kuzbass Power Sales company was set up to sell electricity and heat in the region. During its first year, it signed 32 contracts and its effective energy output was 410 million KW/h. Until 1939, the company employed 12 people.

1939

Kuzbass Power Sales is withdrawn from Zapsibenergo and transferred to Kemerovo Power Plant’s control.

1943

Kuzbass Power Sales joins the new energy company Kemerovoenergo.

1954

Kemerovoenergo is renamed as Kuzbass Energy Department Kuzbassenergo.

1964

Kuzbass Power Sales is tasked with controlling electricity consumption regimes and monitoring consumer use of power installations. These new functions as well as the desire to improve service prompted creation of the company’s Anzhero-Sudzhensk, Belovsk and Novokuznetsk departments.

1980

Kuzbass Power Sales is renamed as State Energy and Consumption Monitoring agency Energonadzor.

1989 — 1992

New electricity monitoring systems are implemented. First electricity consumption monitors are installed on Kuzbass’s industrial enterprises.

1997

Energonadzor is freed from state electricity monitor duties and renamed as Energosbyt (Power Sales). Kuzbassenergo OAO becomes subsidiary to Kuzbass Joint-Stock Energy and Electrification Company.

1997

A new automated system of commercial energy accounting is implemented. The company’s Novokuznetsk, Belovsk, Anzhero-Sudzhensk and Kemerovo departments are renamed as Southern, Central, Eastern and Northern respectively.

1998

Information on major consumers is collected and transferred to the central control station. In a bid to make commercial accounting more precise, all induction meters are replaced with electronic counters.

2006

The company becomes an independent enterpise on July 1. In September, Kuzbass Power Sales Company is awarded «guaranteeing supplier» status.

May 22, 2007

Mechel Group’s Mechel-Energo OOO becomes chief stockholder in Kuzbass Power Sales Company.

2008

Striving to improve client service, the company transfers clients of its four regional agents directly to the guaranteeing supplier. Client service becomes the key component of the company’s strategy as the global economic crisis hits.

2009

The company celebrates the 75th anniversary of its stable and unfailing work to supply power to the region.

2010

The company’s new offices are opened in Novokuznetsk and Krazny Brod.

2012

The Personal Account page was launched for individual users at the company’s website, as well as an sms notification service and a voice portal.

2013

The company launched a new service for one-click electricity payments using a bar code.

2014

Kuzbass Power Sales Company celebrates its 80th anniversary of reliably providing its consumers with electricity. As part of upgrading its client service, the company’s website launches a Personal Account page for legal entities, while new and more comfortable offices are opened in Leninsk-Kuznetsky, Novokuznetsk, Kaltan, Belovo, Mezhdurechensk and Osinniki.

2015

The company maintains its leading position in the electricity sales segment and continues stable work as guaranteed supply company in Kemerovo Region.

2016

The company continued working on improving its customer service by opening new and more comfortable offices in the towns of Novokuznetsk, Kiselevsk, Anzhero-Sudzhensk and Myski.

2017

The company’s charter was amended, changing its name from OAO to PAO.

In summer, the company implemented an electronic document management system for data exchange with customers, which enabled the company to send invoices and acts of acceptance for its electricity by electronic means.