In order to ensure the rapid development of power grid infrastructure and improve its availability, the Company drew up a program in 2011 to lift restrictions on JSC “MOESK” feeder centers that are closed for grid connection in Moscow for the period of 2012-2016 and until 2020.
The goal of the program is to lift restrictions on closed feeder centers and establish a reserve supply of transformer capacity at JSC “MOESK” in order to ensure the connection of consumers to the power grids of Moscow.
The program targets for the period of 2012-2016 are:
- the commissioning of new transformer capacity (including the replacement of overloaded transformers) on the territory of Moscow in the period of 2011-2016 – 8,570 MVA;
- total growth in transformer capacity at new substations and those due to open – 3,468 MVA;
- establishing reserve capacity for grid connections taking into account the natural load buildup by 2016 – 2,636 MVA.
The measures of the program’s first stage (2012-2016) include:
- the reconstruction of 34 substations and the construction of two substations with capacity of 110-220 kV;
- the reconstruction of 17 power transmission lines and the construction of three power transmission lines with capacity of 110-220 kV.
« POWER LOSSES PRIOR TO OUTPUT INTO THE GRID IN 2011 FELL 0.82% COMPARED TO 2010 AND TOTALED 10.33% »
The second measure that will help reduce the acuteness of grid connections in Moscow involves using the unclaimed surplus of power in circulation in order to redistribute it among consumers. The volume of connected capacity that goes unused by Moscow consumers is estimated at 1,500 MW. JSC “MOESK” plans to set up a specialized Internet portal in 2012 as a platform to organize the circulation of the unused power surplus.