December 17, 2011 marked the seventh anniversary of the incorporation of Interregional Distribution Grid Company of Centre. All seven years the priority development area of the Company has been aimed at preserving and strengthening the leading position in key areas of its activities.
Over the past two years the first stage of the substation «Soviet» in Bryansk was put into operation, the substation «Western» in Orel was reconstructed, the re-equipment of the substation «Central» in Voronezh was completed. In the Belgorod region the modern substation «Krapivenskaya» was constructed, in Yaroslavl — the substation «Kotorosl», in Bryansk the substation «Pochepskaya» was reconstructed. Putting into operation of new power facilities is aimed primarily at improving the electricity supply, capacity for technological connection to the electric grid of the Company and provision for the economic and social development of the regions.
In 2011 the Company has completed a large-scale investment program, the Innovative Development Program for
One of the main investment areas of the Company is its staff development. Through ongoing training, provision of modern tools and personal protective equipment, strict implementation of safety rules specialists are among the best in the electricity sector. The Company pays great attention to young professionals and representatives of the older generation, developing Councils for working with the youth and Councils of veterans.
The Company has completed the transition to the new tariff making system based on return on invested capital — RAB-regulation. In 2009 three divisions of the Companies moved to that system, in 2010 — four more, from January 1, 2011 the remaining divisions of IDGC of Centre performed their transition to the new method of tariff making. With the introduction of the RAB-methodology the increase in the profitability of the core business is related — distribution of electricity, cost effectiveness and increase of the investment attractiveness of the Company.
IDGC of Centre has been successfully implementing the technology «Smart City — Smart Grid». The project involves the implementation of energy saving and energy-efficient technologies to improve reliability and security of the grid.
The Company actively participates in the life of the regions in which it operates, maintains a continuous dialogue with the authorities of the regions, large and medium-sized businesses, communities, contributing to the economic and social development of Russia.