Our program for innovation development in 2015 consisted of the following activities:
- Cooperation with higher education institutions in terms of personnel advanced training.
Research and Development:
- Research “Development and implementation of autonomous supply systems to improve firm and reliable supply of remote 0-100 kW consumers” (research duration: 2014-2015, expenses: RUB 2.945 mn, excl. VAT).
- Research “Study case to investigate, in terms of climatic zones and soil constitution, the speed of new growth of forest forming species, typical for the Perm, Sverdlovsk and Chelyabinsk regions in areas pierced by active power lines, with regional corridor-clearing-cycle maps drawn, and to provide relevant recommendations (research duration: 2015-2016, expenses: RUB 2.585 mn, excl. VAT).
- 2.3. Research “Development of methods and mathware to calculate energy distribution modes and localization of non-technical energy losses. A pilot project for IDGC of Urals” (research duration: 2015-2016, expenses: 9.238 mn, excl. VAT).
- 2.4. Research “School for a smart consumer” (research duration: 2015-2017, expenses: 6.558 mn, excl. VAT).
- Implementation of PAM system: calculators of status index and failure effect are already developed.
Installation of innovation equipment and systems:
- Construction of wire-insulated power lines;
- Installation of cutting-edge relay protection and automation microchips;
- Construction and reconstruction of substations and power lines;
- Acquisition of equipment for diagnostics;
- Upgrade of ADMS and IATS hardware and software;
- Installation or upgrade of retail metering devices in all branches.
Key action items are disclosed in the table below.
|Title of activity||2015 target||2015 actual|
|Development and implementation of autonomous systems of energy supply to enhance proper and reliable supply of remote 0-100 kW consumers||In-depth technical examination of a pilot network segment (consumption modes, network status and parameters), case study of high-quality and reliable supply of remote consumers. Evaluation and feasibility study of possible ways to enhance quality and reserve supply of remote consumers.||In-depth technical examination of a pilot network segment (consumption modes, network status and parameters), case study of high-quality and reliable supply of remote consumers. Evaluation and feasibility study of possible ways to enhance quality and reserve supply of remote consumers.|
|Study case to investigate, in terms of climatic zones and soil constitution, the speed of new growth of forest forming species, typical for the Perm, Sverdlovsk and Chelyabinsk regions in areas pierced by active power lines, with regional corridor-clearing-cycle maps drawn, and to provide relevant recommendations||- Drawing of regional maps of corridor clearing cycles for power lines of various voltage classes.||- Drawing of regional maps of corridor clearing cycles for power lines of various voltage classes.|
|Development of methods and mathware to calculate energy distribution modes and localization of non-technical energy losses. A pilot project for IDGC of Urals||- Development and use of network mode analysis models and methods, able to analyze energy properties of modes within the analyzed time span instead of analyzing sequential instant modes at certain periods.||- Development and use of network mode analysis models and methods, able to analyze energy properties of modes within the analyzed time span instead of analyzing sequential instant modes at certain periods.|
|School for a smart consumer||Formulation of IMS hardware and software concept||Formulation of IMS hardware and software concept|
|Implementation of cutting-edge production and managerial technologies and QMS promotion|
|Installation of cutting-edge RPA microchips||Upgrade of RPA devices on power lines and substations.||Upgrade of RPA devices on power lines and 110 kV substations.|
|Installation of digital DVRs||Installation on 110 kV substations (EAD works)||Item sequestrated|
|Installation of up-to-date testing equipment for maintenance of RPA devices||Acquisition of testing equipment||Acquisition of testing equipment|
|Installation of IATS on Company’s substations||Upgrade of IATS on substations (CIW) – 10 facilities||Upgrade of IATS on substations (CIW) – 5 facilities|
|Installation of ADMS hardware and software in NMC for calculating modes, simulator-training||Implementation of the 1st stage of the project (Permenergo NMC)||Item sequestrated|
|Construction of wire-insulated power lines||Construction and reconstruction of facilities, incl. facilities used for connection of new equipment||Construction and reconstruction of facilities, incl. facilities used for connection of new equipment|
|Installation of PAM system||Installation of calculators of status index and failure effect||Installation of calculators of status index and failure effect|
|Innovation-driven enhancement of energy efficiency, ecological friendliness and productivity|
|Program for upgrade of smart electricity metering systems||Installation of smart electricity metering systems||Installed|
|Installation of energy efficient lamps||Equipment of facilities with energy efficient lamps||Done|
|Installation of thrifty heating systems||Equipment of facilities with energy efficient heating systems||Done|
|Personnel advanced training|
|Advanced training and progression in personal and business competence of personnel involved into innovation activities of the Company||Conduct of training events||Done|
|Cooperation with higher education institutions and scientific organizations|
|Contracts on employer-sponsored education with high education institutions to drill up young specialists in shortage specialties||Conduct of training events||223 students are sponsored by IDGC of Urals (OAO). Engagement of higher education institutions into R&D activities|
These expenditures are covered by the Company’s business plan, incl. 2015 investment program. During the reported year the Company has not solicited direct state tools of support of science, technologies and innovations (funds of federal action programs, development institutions and the like) or venture capital and does not plan to do it hereafter. Moreover, in line with its program for innovation development, the Company co-invests researches of high education institutions, industry research institutes and small-scale innovation firms.
The funding of the program is presented in the table below:
|Aspects of the program for innovation development||2015 target, RUB mn||2015 actual, RUB mn|
|Funding from Skoltech||0||0|
|Implementation of innovation technologies||794.9||428.5|
|Enhancement of energy efficiency||210.7||271.24|
|Cooperation with high education institutions (excl. R&D)||11||9.226|
|Training and advanced training of the personnel||42.6||0.5|
|Innovation products and services||0||0|
|Improvement of business processes||2.5||7.41|
|Efficiency indicators||No.||M.u.||2015 Target||2015 Actual|
|Average power failure length||I 1||Min/user||1.38||186.16*|
|Per-unit operational (controlled) expenses per 1 kWh||I 2||Kop./kWh||16.7||22.8|
|Patents on the balance sheet after R&D per year||I 3||pcs||3||0|
|Computerized 6/10 kV substations ratio||I 4||%||63.2||64.5|
|Production plans of SACs based on risk matrices (asset management) ratio||I 5||%||100||0|
|Comprehensive indicators of economic performance|
|Production per one worker||I 6||RUB thous/capita||5,800||3,911|
|Energy costs/ Total expenses||I 7||%||20.9||16.0|
|Total Expenses/Revenues||I 8||%||97||95.4|
|Funding and innovation efficiency indicators|
|Total program expenses||I 9||RUB thous||1,074,200||726,250|
|Funding and R&D efficiency indicators|
|R&D expenses||I 10||RUB thous||12,500||9,371|
|R&D expenses / Revenues||I 11||%||0.02||0.016|
|Non-budgetary R&D expenses / Revenues||I 12||%||0.02||0.016|
|Intangible assets / Total Assets||I 13||%||0||0|
|Patent utilization ratio||I 14||%||0||0|
|Appraisal of cooperation with outside agencies|
|Expenses on R&D performed by outside agencies, incl. contractors (high education institutions, scientific organizations, innovation-focused small and medium businesses)||I 15||RUB thous||12,500||9,371|
|Incl. projects, implemented as a part of technological platforms||RUB thous||0||0|
|Expenses for advanced training and retraining in high education institutions per 1 employee||I 16||RUB/capita||36.5||19.6|