IDGC of North-West to Invest 2.19 bln RUB in Development
OREANDA-NEWS. February 06, 2012. The Board of Directors of IDGC of the North-West, JSC has considered the Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency Enhancement Program of the Company for 2012 and the forecast for 2013–2016 as well as the corrected Program for Prospective Development of a System for Electric Energy Accounting in the Retail Electric Energy Market within the Distribution Grids of the Company (PPDSEEA) for 2011–2016. It was Alexander Mikhalkov, Deputy General Director for Development and Services Sales of IDGC of the North-West that reported on these issues. The in presentia session of the Board of Directors took place in Moscow on January 20, 2012.
“The bulk of expenditures sustained by any grid organization is payment for losses. In 2011 the aggregate amount of losses made 2.7 bln kWh or 6.4% of the total volume of electric energy transmission across IDGC of the North-West grids,” quoted A. Mikhalkov. Speaking of loss handling methods, he mentioned modification of the electric power grid topology (layout modification, switchover to a higher voltage level) as well as accurate electric energy accounting.
“Currently, there are over 2.05 mln accounting points arranged along IDGC of the North-West network boundaries including 2.03 mln ones located at consumers’ facilities, by far not all the devices capable of integration into an automatic measurement system. We have to keep readings-taking personnel but disagreements with retail companies that challenge our data will arise. Practically all our brunches are involved in judicial proceedings in connection with this issue which takes very much time, preventing summarization of data on electric energy transmission service provided,” noted Alexander Mikhalkov.
Within the framework of the Program for Prospective Development of a System for Electric Energy Accounting in the Retail Electric Energy Market IDGC of the North-West plans to modernize / newly install electric energy accounting units at 90 thousand accounting points. According to the decision taken by the Board of Directors, this program funding volume will account for approximately 10% of the investment program less technological connection volumes. By 2016 expenditures on the program are expected to make 2.19 bln RUB.
Additionally, the Company is carrying out measures aimed at reduction of specific consumption of energy resources for the Company production and utility needs.
By 2016 implementation of the measures on the Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency Enhancement Program aimed at reduction of electric energy losses as well as execution of PPDSEEA in the retail electric energy market are planned to result in a total loss reduction effect amounting to 292 mln kWh.