Igor Makovskiy: “The most expected effect from the creation of the UGCC of Marienergo is the concentration in the hands of the dispatcher of full control over the grid”

18 April 2019

General Director of IDGC of Centre - the managing organization of IDGC of Centre and Volga Region Igor Makovskiy inspected the progress in accomplishing the tasks set earlier in the field of digitalization of the power grid infrastructure of the Republic of Mari El.

Igor Makovskiy got acquainted with the implementation of the project to create the Unified Grid Control Centre (UGCC) in Marienergo, which involves building a modern automated system of operational, technological and situational management of electric grid facilities of the Republic of Mari El. General Director set the task for the branch’s director to complete the design and survey work on the creation of the UGCC by 1 October 2019.

“The most expected effect from the creation of the UGCC of Marienergo - concentration in one hand, the operator’s hands - of control over the entire grid in the branch’s service area, will ensure observability and optimize the information management process. In the future, this will lead to minimization of the human factor influence in terms of receiving, analyzing and transmitting data on technological violations in grids of all voltage levels. Modernization will lead to minimization of the human factor influence in terms of receiving, remote control of equipment and substation devices from remote control centres, and, as a consequence, the possibility of changing substation operational service schemes and more efficiently using the company’s resources,” stressed Igor Makovskiy.

“Moreover, I admit that the general hardware-software complex can evolve further: it will allow to increase the amount of information on the distribution grid to the UGCC with the gradual transfer of personnel from the Distribution Zone to the Unified Centre,” General Director emphasized.

The head of the company also got acquainted with the implementation of the project for the creation of the first digital Distribution Zone in the Republic of Mari El. It will be Semenovsky Distribution Zone, which will allow upgrading remote control devices, equipping 6-10 kV high-voltage lines with microprocessor-based devices for fault location, increasing the reliability and manageability of the power grid complex, including in the case of technological failures, expanding the ability to predict the state and planning the development of the power grid, reduce power losses, apply automatic power recovery algorithms, and, ultimately, improve approaches to interaction with consumers.

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