An information course of nine lectures on the topic of digital transformation of the electric grid complex was launched at BSTU named after V.G. Shukhov for bachelors and masters of the Institute of Energy, Information Technology and Control Systems (the Institute). Similar classes began simultaneously in 20 specialized higher educational institutions of the regions of responsibility of the companies Rosseti Centre and Rosseti Centre and Volga Region.
Listeners of the first lectures were about 80 students of the department “Energy and Automation”. Managers and specialists of technical services of Rosseti Centre Belgorodenergo talked about what digital transformation is in the electric power industry, helped understand promising technologies, get an idea of process and digital data management, and introduced the project of the first digital substation.
“The main objective of the course is to bring education and science as close as possible to the practical aspects of implementing the digital transformation of the energy sector, give current and future changes the desired development vector, and thereby maximize the effect of all the changes that take place,” stressed Alexander Belousov, Director of the Institute.
As part of the full course, students will learn about principles of organizing distributed automation, prospects for using electricity storage systems, about approaches to reforming operational and technological management, they will understand what hopes power engineers place on unmanned aerial vehicles, modern communications and how a digital electrician will manage the grid.
“We hope that the students will be able to learn a lot of new and useful information for themselves, as we will try to highlight the most important and interesting aspects of the development of the electric grid complex in the new realities,” stressed Sergey Reshetnikov, First Deputy Director - Chief Engineer of Belgorodenergo.
At the end of the introductory lecture, the students completed an online survey on the relevance of the topics addressed. The next block of lectures will be held on 6 November at the Department of Electric Power and Automation. They will be dedicated to the Digital Distribution Zone, smart metering and creation of the Unified Grid Control Centre.