RAO "UES of Russia" has released a progress report on the implementation of its T&D investment program for November 2007 including a significant amount of modernization work on several transmission grid facilities by the Federal Grid Company (FGC).
In October, the Central Trunk Grids branch of FGC completed the modernization of and brought on line the 330 kV Kalininskaya substation with 600 MVA of transformer capacity. It has four autotransformers, 150 MVA each, with voltages of 330/110/10 kV. The major overhaul of the substation was undertaken without interrupting power supply to customers.
In November, the Southern Trunk Grids of FGC completed the overhaul of the 330 kV transmission line between Tikhoretsk and Kropotkin in the Krasnodar Kray. The project implemented will ensure reliable transit of electricity from the Volgodonskaya NPP to the eastern part of the Krasnodar Kray, including its large industrial center Kropotkin.
Also in November, the company started projects to modernize five 220 kV and two 330 kV substations.
In addition, the distribution companies of RAO "UES of Russia" brought on line 15 modernized substations with voltages up to 110 kV and 170 km of distribution lines.