MINSK, 14 October (BelTA) – Digitization is an important part of the efforts meant to enhance the competitive ability of power engineering enterprises. Belarusian Energy Minister Viktor Karankevich made the statement as he visited the Energy Expo together with Chairman of the State Control Committee Vasily Gerasimov, the press service of the Energy Ministry told BelTA.
The introduction of modern digital technologies helps make the power grid more reliable and expands the choice of digital services available to consumers. Projects are being implemented in Belarus to introduce automated systems in electricity supply, heat supply, and gas supply, management of distribution power grids, record keeping of energy resources. Electricity supplying enterprises prioritize the introduction of new approaches to construction and reconstruction of power grids and the installation of modern equipment, which allows remotely monitoring electricity supply and distribution. Reaching every consumer is the key goal, Viktor Karankevich noted.
The rollout of the automated power consumption metering system is an important part of the work. Households all over the country are being supplied with electronic electricity meters, which will be plugged into a computerized monitoring system. In turn, the monitoring system will be integrated with the nationwide common payment and information space ERIP (aka Raschet system).
A number of examples of effective application of cutting-edge technologies were displayed at the expo. Those included a geoinformation system for automating distribution power grids with georeferencing, an automated system for controlling street lights, a system for the remote control of carbon dioxide concentration in apartments and communal areas with the ability to cut off natural gas supply to equipment. Capabilities of modern software packages for 3D modeling of power engineering installations were also presented. New-generation simulators for training and retraining personnel using augmented reality technologies were on display.
Viktor Karankevich also informed those present about the new kinds of import-substituting products that Belarusian power engineering industry enterprises make.