The leader in reducing electricity losses in IDGC of Centre following the results of 2018 was Krasnogvardeysky Distribution Zone of IDGC of Centre - Belgorodenergo division. The diploma signed by the company’s General Director Igor Makovskiy to the chief of the Distribution Zone, Viktor Savvin, was presented by Sergey Reshetnikov, the first deputy director - the chief engineer of the branch.
Sergey Reshetnikov thanked the specialists of Krasnogvardeysky Distribution Zone for efficient work. “Their experience and knowledge should be an example for all employees of the branch,” he stressed.
Starting from 2011, Krasnogvardeysky Distribution Zone showed good results in reducing grid losses. During this period, the percentage of losses from distribution in the grid decreased from 13.46% in 2011 to 10.89% in 2018. At the same time over the past year, the positive changes amounted to 0.45%, or 403 thousand kWh.
The main tools for reducing losses in the Distribution Zone are the use of an automated electricity metering system (AMI) for settlements with consumers, the installation of technical metering at 10/0.4 kV substations, the removal of meters to the balance of ownership with consumers, as well as the implementation of a number of organizational and technical activities: from the timely reconstruction and repair of power facilities and ending with the unbundling of feeders and load balancing with the replacement of uninsulated wires for self-supporting insulated wire (SIW).
According to the chief of the Distribution Zone Viktor Savvin, the Distribution Zone actively fights non-contractual and non-metered electricity consumption, which harms not only power engineers, but also consumers, as it provokes voltage drops in the grid and breakdown of household appliances, increases likelihood of power outages and fires. The tools of the power engineers Krasnogvardeysky Distribution Zone are planned and unscheduled raids, checks of previously disconnected consumers, installation of antimagnetic seals, identification of abandoned buildings during reconciliation of power supply schemes.
Work to reduce electricity losses is a key activity of the branch. For three years, thanks to the implementation of the planned grid digitalization measures, Belgorodenergo plans to reduce losses in distribution grids of 0.4-10 kV to 7% of supply to the grid.