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October 5, 2019

Participants of the 2nd BRICS Youth Summit Learn about the Energy Innovations in the Moscow region

The 2nd Summit of the BRICS Youth Energy Agency is being held as part of the #BrighterTogether Youth Day of the Russian Energy Week (REW) International Forum. The event is organized by the BRICS YEA and MGIMO University with the support of the Russian Ministry of Energy, the Roscongress Foundation, Rosmolodezh and Rossotrudnichestvo.

A visit to the Medvedevskaya digital substation was arranged for the Summit participants on 4 October. The substation with a capacity of 110 kW is operated by Rosseti Moscow Region and supplies the Skolkovo Innovation Centre.

Guests from the BRICS countries, including young and proactive representatives of the energy sector from the BRICS and other countries such as Egypt and Turkey, examined the Russian equipment installed at the supply centre: gas insulated switchgear (GIS), transformer, digital relay and automation systems.

The substation operates without regular staff, which the Summit participants had a chance to witness when they visited the automated workstation and saw the digital substation control system. The latest technologies make it possible to monitor the electrical equipment online.

Visitors were also very interested to see the operation of the crisis management vehicle (mobile situation analytics centre – MSAC) based on KAMAZ running gear. The MSAC was designed to ensure informational support for works at the electric grid facilities, including those occurring in case of emergencies and accidents.

The MSAC, which power engineers call their mobile HQ, can be deployed remotely from the control centre, providing operational interaction with the company’s management and technicians. This was demonstrated to the young power industry professionals from the BRICS countries – engineers, teachers and students who participated in the meeting.

The guests warmly thanked the power engineers of Rosseti Moscow Region and the meeting organizers. One of the foreign delegation members noted an impressive level of innovation at the substation and a special interest to digital solutions in the energy sector.