2.2 TECHNOLOGICAL CONNECTION

Technological connection is one of the most important factors ensuring growth in the Russian industrial sector. Federal Grid Company makes every effort to provide new consumers with technological connection to the UNEG.

Technological connection is a set of measures aimed at connecting the power equipment of legal entities and individuals to Federal Grid Company’s grid facilities. Technological connection services are available to new consumers and to existing consumers who need increased consumption capacity.

Executive office of Federal Grid Company Branches of Federal Grid Company – MES
Technological connection voltage 220 kV and above below 110 kV inclusively

Technological Connection

Technological connection is a set of measures aimed at connecting the power equipment of legal entities and individuals to Federal Grid Company’s grid facilities.

Scope of Responsibility for Electric Grid Companies in Technological Connection

Federal Grid Company provides consumers with technological connection to electricity grids that according to approved criteria are part of the UNEG and are owned or used by the Company. The responsibility for technological connection to grids and control over the procedure falls under the scope of responsibility for either the executive office of Federal Grid Company or its branches – Backbone Electric Grids (MES) – provided that a customer’s application meets the following criteria:

The scope of responsibility for Federal Grid Company’s executive office also includes technological connection related to increasing transmission capability, changing the connection schemes of existing transmission lines or constructing new ones including overhangs of 220 kV and above.

Number of agreements signed and maximum capacity under terminated agreements

¹ Branch 2008 2009 2010
Number of agreements Maximum capacity, MW Number of agreements Maximum capacity, MW Number of agreements Maximum capacity, MW
1 MES Center 61 0 49 32,87 107 110,38
2 MES Siberia 14 6 44 28,112 75 64,065
3 MES East 27 0,2 36 29,9 43 24,51
4 MES Urals 19 0,2 11 77,16 22 6,4
5 MES South 14 0 18 16,175 48 99,623
6 MES Volga 12 36,225 13 76,661 22 129,62
7 MES North West 33 0 78 43 47 85,554
8 MES West Siberia 21 0 35 606,4 67 59,3
9 The executive office 67 169,15 57 699,9 36 589,15
Total 268 211,78 341 1 610,2 467 1 168,6