Berlin, Germany and Moscow, Russia --- (METERING.COM) --- September 5, 2013 - The German Energy Agency (Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH, dena) and the Russian grid operator OAO Rossiiskie Seti are to work together to find solutions for the modernization of the Russian power grid.

The centerpieces of the cooperation are technological modernization and an increase in energy efficiency of the Russian grids, including transformer stations, administration and production buildings and the vehicle fleet of the operators. The introduction of smart grids based on western standards takes priority at Rossiiskie Seti.

dena will mainly create analyses to improve energy efficiency, support the development of quality standards and prepare specific measures.
 
The modernization of electricity supply is a priority objective for Russia. In the Spring, energy minister Alexander Nowak presented a new “Strategy for the development of a power grid complex.” The aim is to improve the quality, service, and efficiency of the power supply, to reorganize the tariff structure, and to attract investment. For example, spending per consumer is to be reduced by 40 percent and transmission losses in the national power grid are to be reduced to 3.5 percent.