11/06/2019 Federal Grid Company to funnel RUB 1.5bn to totally revamp Khakassia's power supply hub FGC UES (Rosseti Group) has started the total revamping of the Teya 220 kV substation in the Republic of Khakassia. The utility's equipment will be fully renovated. This will significantly improve the reliability of power supply to consumers in the Askiz district of the republic, where about 40,000 people live and the Teya Sports Training Center, a training base for the Russian national skiing teams, is located. It will also be possible to connect a new 315-kilometer transit, which will strengthen the links between the region's power system and the Kemerovo region.
Federal Grid Company to provide 22 MW of power to Tomsk region's largest greenhouse farm
FGC UES (Rosseti Group) will expand the Zonalnaya 220 kV substation, a big power hub of Tomsk. With the work done, it will be possible to supply up to 22 MW of power to the Trubachevo greenhouse farm that is planning to raise its output of vegetables by a factor of 2.5, up to 7 thousand tons of produce per year.
10/25/2019 Federal Grid Company Announces 9M 2019 RAS Results Federal Grid Company of Unified Energy System (“Federal Grid Company” or “the Company”; Moscow Exchange, LSE: FEES), part of PJSC ROSSETI Group of Companies, owner and operator of the Unified National Electricity Grid (“UNEG”), announces its financial results for 9M 2019 under Russian Accounting Standards (RAS).
10/23/2019 Andrey Murov draws 9M 2019 bottom line of FGC UES As of mid-October 2019, the specific accident rate in the Unified National Electricity Grid (UNPG) dropped 14% year-on-year. FGC UES (Rosseti Group) has finished the basic work of preparing for the heating season. Over 1.7 GW of consumer power has been hooked up to the UNPG in the 9 months. This was announced by Andrey Murov, Chairman of the Management Board, at a meeting with managers and heads of the company's branches.
10/21/2019 Federal Grid Company expands Skovorodino 220 kV substation in the Amur region to supply power to Power of Siberia facilities FGC UES (Rosseti Group) has connected compressor station no. 6 Skovorodinskaya to the Unified National Electricity Grid. For this purpose, the Skovorodino 220 kV substation in the Amur region, which participates in the external power supply scheme for the new Power of Siberia gas pipeline, was expanded. The maximum connected power will be 6.5 MW. By the end of 2020, a total of eight gas compressor stations will be connected to the main power grids, with an aggregate output of 60.8 MW.
10/17/2019 Federal Grid Company does unique works in Urals replacing insulation on a 500 kV line without de-energizing Insulators have been replaced on the 500 kV Magnitogorskaya – Smelovskaya EHV transmission line without de-energization. This allowed the line not to be withdrawn from the current power supply scheme and significantly reduce the time for repairs. In addition, the reliability of supply to Magnitogorsk consumers, including one of the largest steel mills in Russia and the CIS, remained high.
10/16/2019 Upgrade complete of highland Severny Portal 110 kV substation, power supply center in the south of North Ossetia FGC UES (Rosseti Group) invested RUB 617 mn into end-to-end reconstruction of Severny Portal 110 kV substation in the highlands of Alagirsky district of the Republic of North Ossetia (Alania). The utility's capacity was increased 3-fold, up to 20 MVA, a new 110 kV gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) was built, newest emergency control automation units installed, protection against avalanches and mudslides provided. All this enhanced the reliability of power output of the Ezminskaya HPP and the Golovnaya station of the Zamaragsky HPP chain.
10/08/2019 Russia hosts joint meeting of supreme CIGRE management bodies for the first time A joint meeting of the Steering Committee and the Technical Council of CIGRE, power industry's biggest international association, attended by its President, Rob Stephen, and Chairman of the Russian National Committee, Head of FGC UES (Rosseti Group), A. Murov, is taking place in Saint Petersburg.
10/07/2019 CIGRE leaders meet RNC CIGRE Youth Section members at REW-2019 The event was attended by CIGRE leaders, including Marcio Szechtman, Head of Technical Committee, Philippe Adam, General Secretary, and Adam Middleton, Head of UK National Committee. From the Russian side, the meeting was joined by representatives of FGC UES, NRU MPEI, Association "ERA of Energy", and 20 young specialists and students of Russian universities.
10/04/2019 Experts of CIGRE and Russian companies discuss global trends of power industry development at REW "Evolution of Power Systems: A Global Perspective" panel session organized with support from Rosseti (FGC UES) and CIGRE, the largest international industrial association, took place at the International Forum "Russian Energy Week 2019". The focus was on managerial and technological transformations that are likely to occur in the power industry in the next 10-15 years. The discussion was moderated by Andrey Murov, Chairman of the Management Board, head of the Russian National Committee of CIGRE.
10/04/2019 Federal Grid Company finished all basic preparations for the cold season Rosseti (FGC UES) has completed the basic works preparing facilities of the Unified Power Network for the forthcoming autumn and winter season (AWS). The amount of funding for the maintenance program has been 14.2 bn rubles, which is 1.1 bn more than in 2018. The data was submitted to the National Session "On preparing electrical power facilities for AWS 2019-2020", which was held at the REW-2019 guided by Aleksandr Novak, Minister of Energy of Russia.
09/30/2019 FGC UES provides power for the growing freight flow to the port zone on the south coast of the Gulf of Finland FGC UES (Rosseti Group) has connected two traction substations of the October Railway, "Vladimirskaya" and "Ulyanovka", to the Unified National Electric Power Grid (UNPG). This completes the multi-stage project of connecting new traction transit of JSCo "RZD" consisting of nine substations. Consumers are provided with an aggregate output of over 138 MW required for the development of the Ust-Luga railroad hub.
09/23/2019 First switching point to supply electricity to the Power of Siberia gas pipeline is on The first switching point of FGC UES (Rosseti Group), 220 kV "Zeya", has been energized, with 220 kV transmission line entries, which participates in the power supply of the Power of Siberia gas pipeline. The project investments amounted to 1.1 bn rubles. The works have been made as part of the process connection of the pipeline's compressor stations to the trunk networks. In total, 8 of them will be connected. Construction of two more switching points of the same kind has been planned: 220 kV "Amga" in 2019 and 220 kV "Nagorny" in 2020. Consumers will be provided with 49.5 MW of power.
09/23/2019 Autumn Fountain Show takes place in Saint Petersburg with assistance from FGC UES Festive events were held at the Grand Cascade of the Peterhof National Museum on September 20 and 21. The Autumn Fountain Show included a large-scale multimedia performance #Empress2019, marking 290 years since the birth of Catherine the Great. The show was attended by more than 30 thousand visitors. Rosseti (FGC UES) was sponsoring this project.
09/17/2019 Elginsky coal mine joins the Unified Power System of Russia FGC UES (Rosseti Group) has commenced commercial operation of the 220 kV "Elgaugol" substation and the 220 kV "Prizeyskaya – Elgaugol" transmission line for the needs of the Elginsky coal mine of Mechel PJSC. The power has been supplied from the Unified National Electric Grid of Russia. Transition to centralized power supply will allow the enterprise to significantly reduce the cost of energy consumption and switch to more efficient equipment.
09/10/2019 FGC UES funnels 728 mn rubles to upgrade 500 kV switchyard, key power output circuit element of Iriklin TPP FGC UES (Rosseti Group) has commenced refurbishing the 500 kV switchyard of the Iriklin TPP, the biggest power station in the Southern Urals. The fleet of 500 kV breakers will be totally renewed at this grid facility. This will improve the reliability of power supply to consumers in the Orenburg and Chelyabinsk regions, the Republic of Bashkortostan, as well as interstate transit to the Republic of Kazakhstan.
09/09/2019 FGC UES increases capacity of Bryukhovetskaya 220 kV substation, one of Kuban's power hubs The first stage of upgrade of the Bryukhovetskaya 220 kV substation has been completed. The utility's capacity has been raised up to 250 MVA, improving the reliability of power supply to large food industry enterprises in the Krasnodar Territory such as Kuban confectionary factory and Timashevsk dairy plant of Wimm-Bill-Dann Co. Further steps of the project will include upgrades to the switching and metering equipment as well as wide-area protection systems. The volume of investments by FGC UES (Rosseti Group) amounted to about 600 mn rubles.
09/04/2019 Federal Grid Company (Rosseti FGC UES) starts up Prompark 220 kV substation, Nadezhdinskaya PDA power hub in Primorie A festive ceremony of commissioning the Prompark 220 kV substation in the suburbs of Vladivostok took place on the first day of the Eastern Economic Forum. Residents of the Nadezhdinskaya priority development area will receive electricity from it. FGC UES (Rosseti Group) invested 2.3 bn rubles in the technical connection project. Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation; Pavel Livinsky, General Director of Rosseti; Andrey Murov, Chairman of the Board of FGC UES; and Aslan Kanukoev, General Director of KRDV took part in the startup ceremony.
08/28/2019 Russia's new digital complex for prevention of power system instability first introduced in the country's grids FGC UES (Rosseti Group) and SO UPS have implemented a joint project to install a new digital complex at the key Urals power supply center, Yuzhnaya 500 kV substation in Yekaterinburg, intended to prevent instability of the power system. The solution is based on high-speed digital information exchange between relay protection and automation devices using the international protocol IEC 61850-8.1. Based on the results of its work, it is planned to replicate this digital technology in the Unified National Power Grid.
FGC UES to provide power for the growing cargo traffic to the ports of Southern Russia
To expand the throughput capacity of railways towards the ports of Southern Russia to an annual volume of 130 mn tons of cargo by 2025, FGC UES (Rosseti Group) is implementing a project to connect three traction substations of JSC ‘RZD’ to the Unified National Power Grid (UNPG). The project investments will amount to 1.63 bn rubles.