IDGC of Centre launched the implementation of the “Digital Substation” project in the Kostroma region

21 March 2019

IDGC of Centre - Kostromaenergo division, within the framework of the “Digital Transformation 2030” Concept, has launched the “Digital Substation” project based on the 110/35/10/6 substation “Nerakhta-1”. The project provides for the modernization of the power facility equipment using modern digital technologies, including installation of fiber-optic communication lines. Currently, the Kostroma branch of IDGC of Centre has begun design and survey work. Deadlines for all works are scheduled for 2023.

The substation “Nerekhta-1” provides electricity to the city of Nerekhta and settlements of Nerekhtsky district. The implementation of the “Digital Substation” project will significantly improve the reliability and quality of power supply for more than 50 thousand people, as well as a number of large and significant facilities.

Please, be reminded that in 2019 IDGC of Centre - the managing organization of IDGC of Centre and Volga Region starts the first stage of the implementation of the digital transformation concept. As part of it, by the end of 2020, 9 Digital Distribution Zones and 10 Digital Substations will be created in the perimeter of the Company (in 20 constituent entities of the Russian Federation). 100% of the territory of its branches will be covered by digital radio. As part of this concept, work will be carried out on the complex automation of the grid of 6-10 kV and the implementation of an integrated energy monitoring system in 31 Distribution Zones. One of the first regions, where a digital substation will be constructed, will be the Belgorod region - here this project will be implemented by the end of 2019 at the 35 kV substation “Nikolskoye” of the branch “Belgorodenergo”.

In addition, in 2019, in all branches of IDGC of Centre and IDGC of Centre and Volga Region, within the framework of the implementation of the Concept of Operational and Technological Management of PJSC ROSSETI, work will begin on the creation of unified grid control centres (UGCC). Similar units will be created in cities with a population of over one hundred thousand people. The UGCC will be equipped with digital communication channels and the most up-to-date information systems, which will allow online monitoring of the state of power grid facilities, remote control of switching devices, analyzing parameters, and coordinating the work of first responding mobile and repair crews.

Implementing the concept of digital transformation projects at IDGC of Centre will allow to cut the costs of maintenance, repair and operation of electric grid infrastructure facilities, decrease grid losses, significantly reduce the number and time to eliminate technological disruptions and, as a result, improve the quality and reliability of power supply to consumers.

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