Energy transmission

Services for electric energy transmission on the Unified national (All-Russia) electric grid (UNEG) are prerogative of the company which manages UNEG, services relate to monopolistic activity regulated by the government. Payment of services for electric energy transmission is the main source of finance in Federal Grid Company investment program.

In accordance with Regulation No. 861 made by the Russian Federation Government on December 27, 2004 Federal Grid Company renders services for electric energy transmission under contract on paid services for electric energy transmission for:

  • companies which own either dispose on any other legal basis energy receiving devices and other power industry facilities which are technologically connected to the electric grid in the prescribed manner;
  • participants of the wholesale energy market which perform electric energy export (import);
  • retail suppliers;
  • providers of last resort.

Number of consumers of Federal Grid Company electric energy transmission services provided on UNEG increases from year to year also as a consequence of the active work on technological connection of new consumers to UNEG. Within 2011 about 135 organizations connected to UNEG have been consumers of the provided services.

Distribution of Federal Grid Company contracting parties according to the pattern of organization (share in total amount)


2009 2010
2011
Distribution grid companies

52%

42%
34%

Large-scale enterprises  – power consumers

16%

16%
18%

Retail suppliers

18%

20%
27%

Independent grid companies

14%

21%
20%

Cost of Federal Grid Company electric energy transmission services provided on UNEG is determined by the relevant tariffs being established by the Federal Tariff Service (FTS of Russia) and Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation.

Major objectives of Federal Grid Company with regard to rendering of electric energy transmission services are as follows:

  • increase number of contracting parities;
  • provide high level of contracting parties satisfaction with quality of services pertaining to follow-up of contracts for electric energy transmission services;
  • raise efficiency of customer interaction on contracts for electric energy transmission with regard to settlement of overdue accounts receivable.

Federal Grid Company tariffs for electric energy transmission over a period of 2012-2014