Konstantin Mikhaylik, Rosseti Deputy Director General for Digital Transformation, spoke at the SPIEF session hosted by Pavel Sorokin, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation. The topic of discussion was big data and digital platforms for industry synergies.
In the electricity grid sector, big data is used to develop new mechanisms for managing technological and corporate processes. In particular, Rosseti is implementing projects to introduce predictive analytics tools to switch to equipment maintenance based on actual condition, improve operational efficiency and optimise costs.
Another example of working with big data is Rosseti's creation of a smart metering system that will integrate 18.1 mln smart meters by 2030. Each will generate 300 terabytes of consumption information annually. Processing this data will reduce the number and duration of power outages, reduce losses, and create new services for customers (demand management, advanced tariff menus, and energy-saving advice).
"Working with data opens up new opportunities for cooperation across sectors - energy, oil and gas, transport, etc. The main problem is trust, even if it does not involve direct competitors and exchange of commercially sensitive information. Now, under the auspices of the Ministry of Energy and the Russian Ministry of Digital Economy, work is under way to create an open platform that will facilitate such interaction," said Konstantin Mikhaylik.