Fearing the coming winter energy collapse, the head of Dagestan Sergei Melikov, breaking protocol at a meeting of the State Council under the President of the Russian Federation, told Vladimir Putin about the situation. Despite the president’s instructions, neither the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation nor PJSC Rosseti even tried to solve the problem that arose due to their corruption. Details at Rucriminal.info.
In the context of a federal budget deficit and cuts in unprotected expenditure items, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak, and after him Energy Minister Nikolai Shulginov, made it clear that there would be no federal subsidies for Rosseti-North Caucasus PJSC (hereinafter referred to as RSK PJSC) and the company must find financing itself.
However, having learned from the general director of PJSC RSK Roman Levchenko, who is friends with his son, that this company does not have its own funds for the development of energy in Dagestan, Nikolai Shulginov decided in his speech to shift responsibility for the inevitable energy collapse onto the head of the republic himself.
The collapse of the energy sector in Dagestan was the result of corruption schemes introduced back in 2010 by the now convicted director of PJSC IDGC of the North Caucasus, Magomed Kaitov. Later the company was renamed Rosseti - North Caucasus, but the schemes he introduced are being implemented to this day, enriching new managers.
First scheme: twisting counters. When doing the rounds, inspectors suggest turning the counter “50 to 50.” To pay at the cash register, the minimum data is left on the meter display, and the controllers divide the rest in half with consumers. The majority of this revenue is collected monthly by the company's management at a set rate.
Second scheme: unauthorized connection. Homeowners' associations and management companies in new buildings, factories, cafes, supermarkets and mining farms are connected to the power supply without being entered into the consumer database. Employees of PJSC "RSK" control their consumption through unaccounted meters, collecting from them 50% of the cost of stolen energy.
The electricity stolen under these schemes is written off by accruing fictitious debts to non-existent consumers, who are added to the database instead of those who actually consume it. When security forces, after a shout from above, identify another chain of thefts, lower-ranking employees bear criminal responsibility.
Third scheme: “garbage subsidiaries and affiliates” (subsidiaries and dependent organizations) and their “satellites”. Fully controlling their work, the parent company PJSC RSK not only leased them Dagestan energy networks and even offices with furniture, but appoints controlled directors in them who are responsible before the law for corruption schemes.
“Waste SDCs” - JSC “Dagenergoset”, JSC “Dagestan Grid Company”, LLC “Yurenergokonsalt”, collecting payments from the population in favor of PJSC “Dagestan Energy Sales Company” (hereinafter PJSC “DESK”), transferred these funds to “satellites”, accumulating as well as its debts to PJSC DESK, and the debts of PJSC DESK itself to generating companies.
Through these same “satellites” - JSC Energocapitalgroup, LLC SK-Energosbyt, the management of PJSC RSK also made money by purchasing at a large discount from generating companies the right to claim accounts payable against PJSC DESK for the energy supplied to it , then successfully receiving payment of debts from her in full.
The described schemes steal not only more than 50% of the electricity supplied to Dagestan, but also payments from the population. As a result, PJSC DESK has debts to generating companies of 47 billion rubles, and PJSC RSK does not have the funds to fulfill the President’s instructions to improve energy supply in the republic.
Following the “garbage subsidiaries and affiliates” and “satellites” that go bankrupt as debts accumulate, bankruptcy awaits not only PJSC DESK, but also PJSC RSK itself, which is also turning into “garbage”. The value of its assets has fallen by 14.5 billion rubles since 2020, although in the same year in 2020 the company received 20.4 billion rubles from the state.
Unfortunately, even “landings” will not be able to prevent the energy collapse in Dagestan. It's too easy to steal here.
To be continued