The property of the well-known in Yekaterinburg territorial network organization (TSO) “Module” before bankruptcy dropped out of the bankruptcy estate. Lenders, including the Sverdlovsk branch of Energosbyt Plus, lost the opportunity to return several hundred million rubles owed to them by the troubled TSO. The bankruptcy trustee says that “the E22 company began to operate in the city, to the balance of which the power grids that previously belonged to the bankrupt Modul were transferred.” Moreover, the contestant saw affiliation between the two structures. Consequently, almost 300 units of power grid property could have been deliberately removed from the bankrupt’s property in order to underestimate the bankruptcy estate. The manager is already negotiating with representatives of E22, in parallel preparing lawsuits to challenge transactions for the transfer of property, and creditors are trying to impose interim measures that should close the debt of Module. At the same time, liabilities for about 200 million rubles have already been included in the register of creditors’ claims, and, consequently, the disputed farm could completely cover the liabilities of a bankrupt.
Part of the property of the bankrupt power grid company Modul ended up on the balance sheet of E22. The bankruptcy trustee of the “Module” Alexandra Zvonareva told “Pravda UrFO” that the new company tried to get a tariff from the REC of the Sverdlovsk region in order to be able to receive income from energy facilities, but the regulator refused to do so.
“The company allegedly owns 280 power grid units that previously belonged to Modul. At the same time, E22 received property from RiK LLC, but on what basis they got to the balance of RiK is unknown. There were no contracts for the transfer of ownership. Now I am preparing an application to the court to challenge the transactions. In turn, having received the power grid, E22 tried to defend the tariff in the REC of the Sverdlovsk Region, which was denied to her. Thus, neither Module nor E22 has a tariff for such activities, therefore, they cannot collect money from consumers, ”explained Alexandra Zvonareva.
The company received power grids mainly in SNT and cottage settlements located near Yekaterinburg. In total, about 50 partnerships fell into the zone of operation of the enterprise, the total cost of electric networks in which approximately exceeds 250 million rubles.
It should be noted that the monitoring of the “Module” was introduced on October 10, 2022, and the transfer of property took place shortly before that and, probably, “could have been aimed at withdrawing assets from the bankruptcy estate.”
Moreover, the day after the conclusion of the sale and purchase agreement, E22 transferred all the same 280 objects back to Modul LLC, but under a lease agreement for 850 thousand rubles a month. Thus, the debtor not only lost liquid property, but also assumed additional financial obligations.
Apparently, all three legal entities involved in the transaction may be affiliated. According to the Unified State Register of Legal Entities, Alexander Fedoseev is listed as the director of Modul LLC. But according to the creditors themselves, Yury Rubezhov is actually managing the organization by proxy. In addition, Fedoseev is listed as the founder and head of E22, and Rubezhov himself acts as the owner of the RiK company.
Today, the register of creditors’ claims includes liabilities for approximately 190 million rubles. The largest came from EnergosbyT Plus JSC (134.5 million rubles), Aramil Advanced Technologies Plant JSC (36.6 million rubles) and Helios LLC (13.1 million rubles). However, according to the bankruptcy trustee, the list is not final yet, since the deadline for accepting claims expires only in mid-April.
In “Energosbyt Plus” “Pravda UrFO” clarified that the total debt of the “Module” is 194.5 million rubles, of which 29 million are interest for the use of other people’s money. The company noted that during its existence, the debtor paid less than a quarter of the mass of services rendered.
Recall that the status of an electric grid company was assigned to the Modul company in 2019. At the same time, IDGC of Urals (part of PJSC Rosseti) paid monthly for services as a boiler holder, the company received electricity to compensate for losses from Energosbyt Plus, but did not pay it, as a result of which a multimillion-dollar debt accumulated. At the same time, Modul LLC continued to actively increase its assets by concluding donation agreements with SNT.
As indicated by IDGC of Urals, the technical condition of the power grids that were in operation by the bankrupt “leaves much to be desired.” For a long time, repair programs were not fully implemented at the facilities, which was also pointed out by Rostekhnadzor specialists.
Now the property is completely left without an operating organization, which can lead to negative consequences for a large number of consumers. In order to ensure a reliable energy supply, by agreement with the power engineers, the related electric grid companies will deal with repairs. However, in the future, most likely, the property will be bought out by IDGC of Urals within the framework of the state program for the consolidation of networks.