Federal Grid Company’s innovative development is aimed at enhancing the reliability, quality and economy of the supply of electricity to consumers by upgrading the electric grids of the Russian Unified Energy System with the use of innovative technology to turn them into an intellectual core of the technology infrastructure of the national electric energy sector.
KEY AREAS OF THE INNOVATIVE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
Key Areas of the Innovative Development Programme
Development of New Technologies
Innovative Business Processes
WHAT ARE THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF PROJECTS IMPLEMENTED WITHIN THE FEDERAL GRID’S INNOVATIVE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME?
“The Programme’s implementation is aimed mainly at achieving the strategic goals of our Company through introducing new types of equipment, supporting new processes, as well as improving the existing and creating new, including high tech, services.
The main social and economic impact of its implementation is achieved through the industry’s commitment to search for and create advanced teсhnical solutions in the field of electricity transmission and distribution, which is accompanied The main social and economic impact of its implementation is achieved through the industry’s commitment to search for and create advanced teсhnical solutions in the field of electricity transmission and distribution, which is accompan
Based on the results of the analysis of international experience in innovative activity and the industry particularities, we focus on the creation of an extensive partnership infrastructure, built on the model of «open innovation» and focused on engagement with development institutions, research institutes, higher education institutions, small and medium-sized businesses, foundations, and foreign partners.»
In order to achieve the goals and objectives of our innovation policy, our Company has developed and now implements a comprehensive Innovative Development Programme for the years 2013–2017 with an outlook through 2020 (Minutes of the Management Board No. 1167/2 dated 26 April 2013).
Our innovative development programme will improve the efficiency of utilisation of Russian’s energy potential, facilitate the development of new technologies, contribute to further development of the national industry, reduce the percentage of imported equipment, and create favourable conditions for procuring the maximum benefits for the national economy.
As part of its Innovative Development Programme, we are is carrying out works aimed at fulfilling UNEG modernisation and development tasks, creating conceptual, technology and production fundamentals and favourable conditions for building a smart grid, and improving Federal Grid’s business processes and organisational mechanisms to achieve the goals and objectives of innovative development.
2015 Results of the Innovative Development Programme
Our focus on activities to introduce and test innovative technical solutions, developed together with partners of innovative infrastructure, at UNEG facilities became a key outcome of our efforts to implement the Innovative Development Programme in the reporting year.
When updating the Innovative Development Program, we placed an emphasis on the practical importance of the Company’s projects, as well as the increase in transparency and involvement of development institutions, higher education institutions, research institutes, small and mediumsized businesses.
Given the completion of the main scope of construction and installation works as part of the ongoing innovative projects and reduction of Federal Grid’s Investment Programme due to the change of the growth scenario for electricity transmission tariffs, only RUB3,962.27 million were spent to implement the Innovative Development Programme instead of the planned RUB9,717.44 million. Nevertheless, thanks to an increase in the efficiency of our innovative activities, we were able to fulfil most of the key performance indicators of that Programme in the reporting year
Information on the meeting Key Performance Indicators of the Innovative Development Programme in 2015 is available in Appendix 1 to the Annual Report