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On the Power Engineer’s Day, the Deputy Prime Minister put into operation substations in several regions of Russia, and also held a meeting of the Board of Directors of PJSC Rosseti.

Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak put into operation four power facilities of the Rosseti company. The new substations have strengthened the energy security of several regions of Russia at once – Yekaterinburg, Rostov Region and Kuzbass, as well as New Moscow. The commissioning of new facilities fell on the main industry holiday of the power grid complex of Russia – Power Engineer’s Day.

During the launching ceremony, Alexander Novak, as well as the management of Rosseti PJSC launched the operation of the Polevaya substation with a capacity of 110 kV in the Rostov Region, which provides 120 MW of power from the new Marchenkovskaya wind farm, the Gorny Shield (110 kV) and Benzherep-2 “, which underwent a deep modernization and participate in the power supply of the Yekaterinburg agglomeration and the Novokuznetsk district of Kuzbass, as well as the first stage of reconstruction of the Lesnaya substation (220 kV), which is one of the power supply centers for New Moscow. Substations are an example of a high share of the use of domestic developments: more than 95% of the installed equipment at the facilities is Russian-made, including power and switching equipment, microprocessor protection. The facilities are also equipped with remote monitoring and smart metering of electricity.

“2021 has become a special year – after the last, 2020, when we saw a decrease in indicators, this year there is a recovery in both consumption and generation of electricity. By the end of the year, we expect an increase in electricity consumption by almost 5%. Therefore, it is important that the substations launched after a deep modernization provide new and existing consumers with reliable electricity, ”the Deputy Prime Minister emphasized.

The commissioning of facilities is only part of the large and well-coordinated work of the power grid complex in 2021. By the end of the year, it is expected that the number of concluded contracts for technical connection will reach 328 thousand, Alexander Novak said, summing up the results of the work of the Russian power grid complex for the year.

“Energy is the basis for the socio-economic development of our country, supplying social consumers, industry and citizens. Most of the work is done locally and by those people who work “on the ground”. This year we are seeing good performance in commissioning facilities and in reducing losses. In general, about 22 thousand km of power transmission lines will be commissioned across the country, 8.5 thousand MVA of transformer capacity – these are large numbers. We expect the commissioning of up to 1600 MW of generating capacities by the end of the year. The modernization of our energy complex continues. Within 10 years, up to 40 thousand MW of capacities will be modernized. This improves the quality of energy supply to consumers in our country, ”added the Deputy Prime Minister.

During his visit to the office of PJSC Rosseti, Alexander Novak also held a meeting of the company’s board of directors, where the current work and urgent tasks facing the company in the autumn-winter period, the results of work for 2021 and plans for the next, 2022, were discussed.

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