MRSK Holding (internationally also known as JSC “IDGC Holding” - Interregional Distribution Grid Companies Holding) organised a well attended conference focusing on status, problems and solutions of the electrical distribution network of Russia which was collocated to the 17th International Specialized Exhibition “Energetika + Elektrotechnika - 2010” on power and electrical engineering taking place in Saint Petersburg, Russia from 11 – 14 May 2010.
The conference initiated by MRSK Holding was officially supported by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Power Industry of the Russian Federation, Saint-Petersburg Government, the Government of the Leningrad region, Legislative Court of the Leningrad region and the Regional Office of the Federal Energy Agency in the North-West federal region and attended by over 400 people.
Among them, high ranking management representatives of Russian grid operators and companies involved in the energy sector as well as from major international companies like EDF, ERDF, Schneider Electric and Nexans.
In total 13 technical reports were presented in front of chief engineers and technical specialists of MRSK’s operating subsidiaries covering the broad scope from the current status of the Russian distribution network with its challenging tasks up to innovative solutions for modern asset management of the grid of the future.
LIOS Technology and its Russian partner Systec Cables were proud to be part of this honourable event and in the position to present its Global Condition Monitoring System – a comprehensive “health package” for the online assessment of critical operation factors like thermal load and partial discharge levels along the electrical grid structure. The presented solution provides answers for save and most efficient grid operation. This complemented combination of DTS and PD solutions provides grid owners an even better control and monitoring possibility of their grids. Together withReal Time Thermal Rating (RTTR), a platform has been created for a complete scope of condition assessment, control, monitoring and ampacity predictions.
The key note of the presentation by LIOS and Systec to aim for maximising the grid availability and condition based maintenance was in line with a statement by MRSK's head of technical development and management Dmitry Medvedev at this conference who said that one of the main requirements for a modern electric grid equipment is the mandatory use of new technologies in order to reduce unit costs and improve performance of network elements.