Russian Grids and LISIS signed a long-term deal to work together on new-generation automated protective and operating systems with component architecture, which are based on digital substation technology. Russian Grids’ first deputy general director for technical policy, Roman Berdnikov, signed the agreement, as did Dmitry Ivanov, the chairman of the board of directors at LISIS.
Thanks to the deal, the country will see widespread introduction of automated systems for substation control and protection. The systems offer component architecture, two-way exchange of technical information and analysis of innovative solutions. They will be installed with the aim of determining what sort of reception they get in the Russian market.
Russian Grids and LISIS agreed to continue to work together to improve and develop new-generation automated systems for protection and management.
Berdnikov noted the importance of the deal in helping Russian Grids meet the challenges it faced. "We are interested in solutions that lower operating and investment costs yet still preserve construction capacity and modernization at existing electrical facilities."
Ivanov had this to say about the signing of the document: “LISIS has an interest in the rating our technology is given by key Russian consumers, particularly from a standpoint of technological and economic advantages. We also are interested in making it suitable for industrial application."
The agreement is for three years and includes an option for extension. The cooperation will not yield any monetary gains, since it did not involve designation of common property or creation of a legal entity and was undertaken without any intent to produce a joint profit.