10 September 2019 FGC UES funnels 728 mn rubles to upgrade 500 kV switchyard, key power output circuit element of Iriklin TPP FGC UES (Rosseti Group) has commenced refurbishing the 500 kV switchyard of the Iriklin TPP, the biggest power station in the Southern Urals. The fleet of 500 kV breakers will be totally renewed at this grid facility. This will improve the reliability of power supply to consumers in the Orenburg and Chelyabinsk regions, the Republic of Bashkortostan, as well as interstate transit to the Republic of Kazakhstan.
9 September 2019 FGC UES increases capacity of Bryukhovetskaya 220 kV substation, one of Kuban's power hubs The first stage of upgrade of the Bryukhovetskaya 220 kV substation has been completed. The utility's capacity has been raised up to 250 MVA, improving the reliability of power supply to large food industry enterprises in the Krasnodar Territory such as Kuban confectionary factory and Timashevsk dairy plant of Wimm-Bill-Dann Co. Further steps of the project will include upgrades to the switching and metering equipment as well as wide-area protection systems. The volume of investments by FGC UES (Rosseti Group) amounted to about 600 mn rubles.
28 August 2019 Russia's new digital complex for prevention of power system instability first introduced in the country's grids FGC UES (Rosseti Group) and SO UPS have implemented a joint project to install a new digital complex at the key Urals power supply center, Yuzhnaya 500 kV substation in Yekaterinburg, intended to prevent instability of the power system. The solution is based on high-speed digital information exchange between relay protection and automation devices using the international protocol IEC 61850-8.1. Based on the results of its work, it is planned to replicate this digital technology in the Unified National Power Grid.