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Governor of the Kirov region Igor Vasilyev and General Director of Rosseti Centre - the managing organization of Rosseti Centre and Volga Region Igor Makovskiy signed an agreement on the development of the regional power grid complex

6 June 2019

The signing ceremony of the document providing for the long-term interaction of the grid company and the region was held within the framework of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

The agreement provides for cooperation between Rosseti Centre and Volga Region (IDGC of Centre and Volga Region) and the Kirov region in the field of technical re-equipment and modernization of the regional electric grid complex using digital technologies. The purpose of signing the document is to improve the quality and reliability of electricity supply to consumers.

In the Agreement, the electric grid company assumes obligations to introduce smart grid management systems based on digital technologies, reconstruct power facilities acquired as part of the consolidation of power grid assets, reduce electric power losses in grids of the branch “Kirovenergo”, create modern mobile services for consumers in the Kirov region and much more.

It should be noted that the Agreement on Cooperation in the Development of the Electric Grid Complex of the Kirov Region was signed under the instruction of the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev, which is aimed at ensuring sustainable socio-economic growth of the regions.

“Today there are a lot of technologies that help save energy, to make the work of the energy complex safer, more transparent. We need to apply these technologies, modernize our substations, equip them with digital devices. All this will minimize losses and save resources. All consumers should understand that such agreements are concluded solely in order to improve the quality of public services. And we will work together on this,” stressed Igor Vasilyev.

“The Kirov region is one of those territories where today the authorities are actively working to increase the investment attractiveness of the region,” commented Igor Makovskiy, General Director of Rosseti Centre (IDGC of Centre) - the managing organization of Rosseti Centre and Volga Region. “The task of power engineers to help it in this. Coming to the territory of the region, the business must be sure that it will be provided with necessary capacities and receive uninterrupted power supply of its facilities. The construction of a digital electric grid with qualitatively new characteristics of controllability is our top priority goal, aimed at improving the reliability and quality of power supply to consumers. The agreement signed today allows us to get the support of the Government of the Kirov region in this matter.”

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