A meeting of the Youth Scientific and Technical Council was held at IDGC of Centre - Belgorodenergo division with the participation of students from the Institute of Energy, Information Technologies and Control Systems of the BSTU named after V.G. Shukhov. The event was held in the framework of the All-Russian festival #VmesteYarche.
Head of the Office of Corporate and Technological Automated Control Systems Vladimir Nedosekov, and Head of the Technological Development Office Pavel Kosov, met with the students in a round table format. The power engineers discussed with the future engineers the main directions of development of the electric grid complex related to grid digitalization, and considered typical and future organizational and technical solutions.
According to Pavel Kosov, the electric grid companies are faced with the task of a full-scale transition to a highly reliable intellectual grid and maximum automation of business processes. In Belgorodenergo, such a transition has already begun with the automation of technical means for managing substations and is following the path of 100% observability and controllability of 35-110 kV electric grids, automation of the 6-10 kV distribution grid, and implementation of smart metering at all levels.
First of all, digitalization will cover substations of 35-110 kV and the most problematic sections of overhead lines of 6-10 kV. According to statistics, about 70-80% of power outages occur in them. It is planned to increase their reliability by building a smart grid based on intelligent reclosers and other switching devices that allow remotely isolating faulty sections of power lines and reserving consumers. Today, the branch operates 82 reclosers, providing automation for 47 overhead lines of 6 -10 kV.
The students were interested in the topic of digitalization and the industry development prospects associated with it. Many wanted to come to structural subdivisions of the branch to practice, with the prospect of preparing and protecting research projects.
“The key objective of this council is to attract young people to solve actual production problems, which are quite numerous at this stage. We expect that the Youth Scientific and Technical Council will become a source of additional competencies and will replenish the branch with promising specialists. And for students it is an excellent experience of directing their ideas into a practical area,” noted Vladimir Nedosekov.