IDGC of Centre - the managing organization of IDGC of Centre and Volga Region pays great attention to development of innovation activities. Every year, employees of the Company offer technical, organizational or managerial solutions aimed at improving key performance indicators, creating conditions for implementation of the most advanced technologies, including the implementation of the concept of digital transformation.
The scale of this activity grows every year. Thus, in 2018, employees of IDGC of Centre and IDGC of Centre and Volga Region submitted 35 applications for innovation proposals - five times more than two years earlier. As a result, last year, the company’s registry of improvement proposals was replenished with 31 innovations, most of which concern operation of substations, substation equipment and distribution grids, quality control and electricity metering, industrial safety and labour protection, and connection of customers to grids.
The largest number of innovation proposals was received from employees of IDGC of Centre - Yarenergo division. Among them there is the project “Mobile application - “Monitoring the status of metering devices and taking electricity meter readings”. The use of this development can significantly reduce the time for conducting visual inspection and taking readings of metering devices and reduce the number of errors when transferring data from inspection sheets. And the possibility of confirming the identified defects in the form of photographic or video materials will provide an evidence base in the detection of non-metered electricity consumption. All this will ultimately increase the efficiency and productivity of the electricity metering subdivisions.
The project of Yaroslavl power engineers in 2018 received a special assessment of the commission of the All-Russian Competition of Innovative Projects and Developments in the Field of Smart Electric Power Industry “Energy Breakthrough-2018” in Skolkovo as the best corporate project of PJSC ROSSETI. Already this year it will be tested by specialists of the branch “Yarenergo”, and next year it is planned to roll out and implement it in other branches of IDGC of Centre and IDGC of Centre and Volga Region.
Authorship of another promising solution belongs to employees of IDGC of Centre - Smolenskenergo division - Pavel Mikheev, the chief of Safonovsky Distribution Zone, and Anton Kraev, the leading engineer of the technological development office. They suggested using a short-circuit current indicator to identify faulty sections in the distribution grid. This is an easy-to-make and at the same time reliable technical tool that allows to quickly and efficiently identify and eliminate technological disruptions associated with malfunction of grids and has already proven itself during practical application in Yartsevsky Distribution Zone of Smolenskenergo.