Specialists of the City Distribution Zone of the branch “Rosseti Centre Kostromaenergo” conducted an excursion for students of the Kostroma Power Engineering College named after F.V. Chizhov, specializing in “Power plants, grids and systems” and “Installation, commissioning and operation of electrical equipment of industrial and civil buildings”. The participants in the event, organized as part of career guidance work conducted by the power engineers, were 45 fourth-year students of the electrical department of the technical school.
The excursion began with a visit to the 110/35 kV “Severnaya” substation, an important feeding centre providing power supply to the north-eastern part of Kostroma with a population of more than 40 thousand people. The substation crew master Pavel Shindyaev introduced the future electricians to modern energy management technologies, talked about the control of the SF6 equipment that “Severnaya” runs on.
Acquaintance with the enterprise continued at the City Dispatch Centre, created at the end of 2019 on the basis of the City Distribution Zone as part of the “Digital Transformation 2030” project. Here, on-line control of operation of electric grids of 0.4-10 kV in the city of Kostroma and the Kostromsky district is carried out. With the help of the video wall, the guys saw how the weather radar and the power plant safety system work, how the parameters of the electrical modes are controlled. The senior dispatch operator, Daniil Kulakov, told the guys about the profession of a dispatcher, what skills and abilities he should have in order to navigate in case of emergencies and, keeping cool, competently manage their elimination. He explained how modern technologies help operating personnel monitor the operation of energy facilities, and also answered all the questions that were interesting for the guys.
“The branch “Rosseti Centre Kostromaenergo” is our leading enterprise. It is cooperation with it that allows our students to learn in practice about changes related, in particular, to digitalization, and other important processes. Guided tours are of great value to us. Familiarity with the work of the enterprise from the inside helps the guys learn more about the specifics of the chosen profession. This helps them plan their future, decide on their place of work,” Tamara Kononenko, the head of the career development centre, a teacher of the Kostroma Power Engineering College, commented on the results of the event.