Today, on 24 November 2017, Karaganda’s Zhastar sports complex held a solemn opening of the sports festival among KEGOC’s employees. The sports competition is dedicated to Kazakhstan’s Independence Day and KEGOC’s 20th Anniversary.
The opening ceremony was attended by Karaganda Akim Nurlan Aubakirov and Kazakhstan’s Merited Master of Sports, bronze medalist of 2004 Olympic Games in Athens Dmitriy Karpov.
The competition of power engineers will last for two days. Overall 12 teams will participate in the tournaments, formed of the employees of KEGOC’s Executive Administration, the National Dispatch Center of the System Operator (NDC SO), nine regional branches, and the subsidiary company EnergoInform.
The team members will compete for the title of the best in the following sports disciplines: futsal, volleyball, ping-pong, arm-wrestling and chess.
The organizers note that the sports festival is held to encourage the company employees’ healthy lifestyle and regular physical exercises and sports. Such events are also an excellent way to promote sports activities and values of healthy lifestyle among the population and the general public as well as growing awareness of particular sports.
According to the company’s management, the competitions serve to develop relations between the branches and strengthen the corporate spirit among the company’s personnel.
An important factor is that the best athletes and teams defend KEGOC’s honor at the sports competitions held among Samruk-Kazyna’s portfolio companies. It stands for reason that KEGOC’s teams take traditionally top places at the competitions. Thus, in 2016 at the annual IV Sports Festival among Samruk-Kazyna’s group of companies employees, KEGOC’s team took first place in the volleyball competition, second place in ping-pong, third place in chess competition, fourth place in futsal, and based on the overall score KEGOC’s team took second place among 19 companies teams.
About the Company
KEGOC is the System Operator of the Unified Power System of Kazakhstan, and it owns and manages the assets of the National Power Grid (NPG). The company is the natural monopoly. It owns about 25,000 km of 0.4-1,150 kV electricity transmission lines and 78 electrical substations with 36.7 GVA of installed transformer capacity. These lines and substations form the NPG. The company employs more than 4.7 thousand people. More detailed information about the Company is available at its corporate website: www.kegoc.kz.