Russian multinational energy corporation LUKOIL commissioned its first digital power substation at the Chashkinskoye field in the Perm Region. The new facility will distribute and deliver electric power from a gas turbine power plant constructed to utilise associated petroleum gas.
The advanced process and control systems of the new digital substation will allow data exchange through fibre optic lines. The project provides for a decrease in costs of cable infrastructure, and, as it envisages automated condition diagnostics of equipment, it also minimises risks of any emergencies.
Backup of secondary equipment and communication channels enhances the reliability of the digital station, and tests proved the performance of the automated power distribution and process control system trouble-free.
Replication of the project will contribute to the reliability and quality of power supplies, and standard design solutions will allow a decrease in operational and capital costs.
LUKOIL has been active in the Perm region since October 2019, when it signed an agreement with the Governor in order to contribute to the development of gas and heat supplying infrastructure, renovate three hospitals, eight schools and two kindergartens, a sports centre in the Kueda District, construct a new art school for children in the Perm District and continue its consistent effort of urban development.