Sevastopol will become a pilot site for testing new technologies in urban environment. The region is considered as a candidate for the realization of the project for Smart Grid complex implementation in the framework of EnergyNet Road Map of the National Technological Initiative (NTI).
"Technologies play significant role in developing the system that can compete with others by its efficiency. It seems that today we can do it fundamentally better. And it's time to check it on the projects of another scale, including urban networks,” said Alexey Chaly, Deputy Head of the EnergyNet working group.
Sevastopol will become the ideal platform for the implementation of SmartGrid, as the base of the Russian fleet must have an ultra-reliable source of energy, and the proposed system is isolated.
OJSC Yantarenergo and the companies of the EnergyNet consortium have already completed the first stage of implementation of smart grids in Kaliningrad region. “The results are encouraging. They meet all the theoretical expectations, and the project is much better than the world examples by its efficiency. Efficiency means the specific improvement of network reliability per the unit of investment,” said Alexey Chaly.
According to the EnergyNet Roadmap approved on September 28 at the meeting of the Modernization Presidium, the solution capacity for the smart energy market is estimated at 350 billion USD by 2025, about 99 billion USD are for the segment of reliable and flexible networks.
“The scalable business model of a regional power grid shall become our main product. This is the combination of technical, software, institutional and regulatory measures,” said Alexey Chaly.
He described the consumer properties of electric power by three main parameters: reliability, quality (electrical) and availability.
“Such a product has its own production cost. And our task is to achieve the higher level of electric power consumption than in the USA, at the production cost of 75% of the current production cost of interregional distribution grid companies,” said Alexey Chaly.