OAO IDGC of Urals renders services to customers across the Perm, Sverdlovsk and Chelyabinsk regions. The Company is a natural monopoly with state-regulated electricity transmission and connection tariffs. The service area is also abundant in small municipal and private grid operators transmitting electricity mainly through low-voltage networks.
In the Perm region Permenergo retained its GRR-based market share at 87%, 13% of the market belonging to the regional grid operators. In 2018 the GRR-based market share of Sverdlovenergo (together with AO EESK) lost 0.6% to total 76.8%. This reduction of the market share was impacted by the advanced growth of GRR of other regional operators in comparison to the Sverdlovenergo’s GRR. The GRR-based market share of AO EESK as of 01.01.2019 totals 11.5%. For the last three years, the contribution of AO EESK to the total GRR increased by 1.1%. In 2018, the GRR-based market share of Chelyabenergo lost 0.4% to total 77.4%.
The electricity sector of the areas of the Company’s presence evolves in line with the relevant regional schemes for development of the energy complex, generated in compliance with the Government Decree, factoring in development blueprints of all sector players and regional load gain forecasts. In 2018, the authorities of the Perm, Sverdlovsk and Chelyabinsk regions has prepared and approved the schemes and blueprints for development of the energy sector for 2019-2023. To streamline plans on development of the grid sector, in 2018 OAO IDGC of Urals contracted Vega Group’s Engineering & Marketing Center and OAO Engineering Center of the Urals Energy Sector to prepare the Integrated 35+kV Network Development Program for 2019-2023. The materials were filed with the authorities of the regions of the Company’s operations to be used in the production of the schemes and programs for development of the energy complex for the next period.
Pursuant to the Edicts of the President of the Russian Federation and Decree of the Russian Government, for the purposes of the PAO Rosseti’s Digital Transformation – 2030 Concept, the following tenets and courses of development of the OAO IDGC of Urals’ networks will be revised:
With regard to the Company itself:
With regard to regulated business operations of the Company:
With regard to the periphery of interaction with other entities:
With regard to development of new unregulated services:
At present, the OAO IDGC of Urals’ 2019-2029 Digital Transformation Program is being devised, Aug.01, 2019 slated as the deadline for its validation. The Program will stipulate goals and objectives of digital transformation, key principles and approaches to digital transformation, list of pilot projects and control structure of digital transformation activities.
The Board of Directors adopted the OAO IDGC of Urals’ 2016-2020 Innovation Development Program to be potentially extended till 2025. To enhance efficiency of the program planning and implementation the following key directions of innovation-driven development were set:
1. In terms of technical innovations:
2. In terms of organizational and marketing innovations:
In terms of grid digitization, the Innovation Development Program stipulates implementation of IEC 61850 technical solutions related to digital data exchange in relay protection and automation systems at OAO IDGC of Urals’ pilot substations (Digital Technologies and Shift to Digital Substations) and All-round automation and telemetry of 10-0.4-kV distribution networks (Shift to Digital PDZ active-adaptive networks).