New generation energy meters to be introduced in Russia
The Ministry of Energy of Russia has drafted a phased approach to replacing electricity meters with new generation devices. “Smart” electricity meters will convey energy consumption data directly to the electric grid company, thereby obviating the need to take monthly meter readings.
Meters with expired certification life will be replaced with the new smart ones at the expense of grid companies. End consumers, however, may request early replacement as an option.
In the estimation of the grid company Rosseti, Russia’s retail electricity market boasts 9% coverage by automatic meters. Pilot projects have been launched in Kaliningrad, Yaroslavl and Tula. The nationwide meter replacement programme is scheduled to be launched in the summer of 2018.
Smart electricity technology is one of the main discussion topics at the Russian Energy Week. Current trends and possible innovations in the area will be the subject of such panel discussions as Smart Grids – Smart City, Industrial Internet in the Energy Industry, and others.
A delegation from Oman will take part in the events of Russian Energy Week (REW), Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Sultanate of Oman to the Russian Federation Yousuf Issa Ali Al Zadjali said. The delegation will include Deputy Minister of Oil and Gas of the Sultanate of Oman Salim bin Nasser bin Said Al Aufi. The 'Russian Energy Week' Energy Efficiency and Energy Development International Forum will be held in Moscow on 3–7 October 2017. Discussions of the situation on global oil markets and issues in the oil and gas industry are planned as part of the REW business programme.
The ‘Russian Fuel and Energy Industry: National Interests and Global Trends’ plenary session was held as part of REW 2017. The discussion featured Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Khalid A. Al-Falih, Gazprom Neft Chairman of the Management Board and CEO Alexander Dyukov, IHS Markit Vice Chairman Daniel Yergin, Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachev, Fortum Corporation President and CEO Pekka Lundmark, and NOVATEK Chairman of the Management Board and Member of the Board of Directors Leonid Mikhelson. CNBC Anchor Geoff Cutmore moderated the conversation.
The deadline for the Federal Tour of MediaTEK 2017, 3rd National Contest of the media, press services of FEC companies and regional administrations, is 20 August. The event is held with the support of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation.