VOLTA Engineering Group Represented its Vision of the APCS Development

Leaders and experts of VOLTA Engineering Group took part in a meeting of the heads of APCS services of OJSC MRSK of the North-West held on 19–20 March 2013 in Saint Petersburg.

During this meeting chaired by A.Yu. Gorokhov, Deputy Director General for technical issues, Chief Engineer of OJSC MRSK of the North-West, VOLTA Engineering Group represented its vision of the APCS development. Alexander Strelnikov, Deputy Director General for Technical Development of CJSC NOVINTECH, and Yuriy Yuchshak, Technical Director of PSI Energo LLC (both companies belong to VOLTA Engineering Group), made a report on development of the automated process control systems. Approaches represented by the holding are a result of successful implementation of numerous complex projects on automation including those requiring solving tasks on compilation of different systems.

Management of MRSK Holding had earlier assigned its affiliates to design programmes on the APCS development in the nearest months. "Changes in the corporate management system also entail changes in requirements for automation. But investments shall be justifiable. That is why, from our point of view, the complex programmes of information infrastructure development shall be designed and then approved at the level of the Board of Directors and shall indicate the targets and criteria of their achievement," believes Yevgeniy Alekseev, Head of Information Technology Department of OJSC MRSK of the North-West. "It is the only way to monitor efficiency of the investments in solving the current tasks."

In their turn, the experts note that the requirements set forth for the programmes reflect the advanced standards, approaches, and interfaces in the area of automation of operating technological management. "The old shall be changed to the new on a phased basis, using correct methodology," says Alexander Strelnikov. "Certain efforts have already been taken as related to the APCS introduction in the distribution grid companies: for instance, telemechanisation of substations. Integration and data exchange are required for the effect of the currently installed systems to become obvious."