The Company views the objective of rapid innovative development as a key factor that should raise the technical level of the power grid sector to the modern industrial standards seen in global practice and also enhance the reliability of power supplies to the capital region.
The Company is a member of the technological platform “Smart Power System of Russia,” which was initiated by the Russian Energy Agency federal state institution and is coordinated by the Russian Energy Ministry.
The technological platform consists of a public-private partnership in matters of innovation and aims to create promising commercial technologies and new products (services) as well as attract additional resources for research and development and introduce innovations at Russian power grid facilities in order to increase the efficiency, reliability and safety of its operations.
The Company has developed an innovative development program in order to focus its resources on the most promising areas of innovative activities with a high expected return and high degree of commercial preparedness.
« THE COMPANY VIEWS THE OBJECTIVE OF RAPID INNOVATIVE DEVELOPMENT AS A KEY FACTOR THAT SHOULD RAISE THE TECHNICAL LEVEL OF THE POWER GRID SECTOR TO MODERN INDUSTRIAL STANDARDS »
The key innovative projects currently being implemented by JSC “MOESK” are:
- using DC links to reduce the level of short circuit currents and voltage regulation;
- using the reactive power consumption tool FACTS (Flexible Alternative Current Transmission System) for voltage regulation;
- introducing smart grids technology, including the establishment of infrastructure for electric vehicles.
Research and development funding totaled 65.9 million rubles in 2011.