The Comprehensive Modernization Of Ufa’s Electricity Infrastructure
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А. Y. Makarov, Y. Hain, I. Y. Bayramov, V. Podshivalov, Y. A. Radygin, E . Koifman & I. S. Krutous
The main challenges facing the electrical grid companies in the Russian Federation have been to increase its operational efficiency and improve the quality and reliability of its power supply. In order to address these challenges, Bashkirian Power Grid Company (BPGC) together with Siemens LLC and the Israel Electric Corporation, Ltd. (IEC) conducted the analysis of global trends in the electricity distribution and infrastructure. Based on the results of the analysis, BPGC decided to consider an optimization and an upgrade of the Ufa grid infrastructure. Siemens LLC, which is included in the approved reference list in electricity infrastructure projects, was engaged to perform the feasibility study. Due to the technical complexity of the project, it was decided to hire the owner of one of the world’s leading power grid engineering companies. IEC was chosen because of its commendable operational (electricity losses) records. Since 2010, IEC has deployed smart meters as a part of the smart grid project. This paper describes a step-by-step approach to assessing the feasibility of Ufa’s power grid modernization project. Keywords: electricity distribution system, electricity losses, smart grid.
electricity distribution system, electricity losses, smart grid.