With a total capacity of 50MVA, the substation currently supplies power to large industrial enterprises of Belgorod and Belgorod district, Russia.

Carried out within the framework of the annual reliability program, the RUB240m ($7.2m) project will primarily increase the substation’s capacity to 80MVA, and will involve upgrade of the substation’s 35kV and 110kV outdoor switchgear, and 6kV indoor switchgear.

The company engineers will construct a new block-modular building for the substation control house , apart from installing modern gas-insulated switches, surge arresters, disconnectors with electric drives, which together with polymer support and rod insulation, microprocessor relay protection and automation will significantly increase the reliability level and power supply quality.

Additional systems to be installed in the supply center include automated system of commercial electric power metering, remote control and communication systems, a perimeter alarm system and CCTV.

The company is also equipping the substation with energy-efficient infrared heaters, LED lighting and energy-saving lamps to help reduce the amount of electricity required for its utility requirements, by an estimated 30-40%.

The operational management of the facility is scheduled to be provided from the Grid Control Centre of Belgorodenergo.