Deputy Head of the Lipetsk Region Administration Ilya Tuzov and General Director of Rosseti Centre Igor Makovskiy discussed development of the region’s electric grid complex in the framework of the REW-2019 forum

2 October 2019

Today at the third International Forum “Russian Energy Week”, Deputy Head of the Lipetsk Region Administration Ilya Tuzov and General Director of Rosseti Centre - the managing organization of Rosseti Centre and Volga Region Igor Makovskiy held a working meeting. The parties discussed the implementation of the roadmap of the agreement on the interaction of the region’s leadership and Rosseti Centre in the development of the electric grid complex, the basis of which was the Digital Transformation Concept.

As the head Igor Makovskiy noted during the meeting, the Lipetsk region is where the company implements the activities of the Digital Transformation Concept at a faster pace. “We are conducting large-scale and systemic changes in the electric grid complex of the region. It is important that they are based on the most advanced digital technologies and solutions. This will make it possible to most efficiently meet the challenges of ensuring reliable power supply to consumers in the Lipetsk region, providing its growing economy and developing social, communal, housing infrastructure with the necessary capacity, and increasing its investment attractiveness,” stressed the head of the company.

Please, be reminded that already at the first stage of the implementation of the Digital Transformation Concept, Rosseti Centre plans to put into trial all its key pilot projects in the Lipetsk region: the Unified Grid Control Centre, Digital Distribution Zone, Digital Substation, Digital Electrician. In addition, on the basis of the Lipetsk branch, the company is implementing a project to create a prototype of a unique unmanned aerial vehicle, capable of not only circling overhead lines without human intervention, but also analyzing the data using neural networks and artificial intelligence elements. In total, over the course of five years, the company plans to allocate about 1.7 billion rubles for the implementation of digital technologies and control systems for the electric grid complex of the Lipetsk region.

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