The MAIN JOURNAL for POWER GRID SPECIALISTS in RUSSIA
4–7 September, 2013, Jakarta, Indonesia
ead of Tatarstan Government Ildar Khalikov
met with Deputy Minister of Energy of Russia
Andrey Cherezov, who supervises preparation
of electric power facilities for holding the
Olympic Games in Sochi, in order to summarize on the
power supply of Universiade-2013 in Kazan. The meeting
was attended by members of the Government of Krasnodar
Krai and chief managers of power companies of the
Russian Federation (RF) and the Republic of Tatarstan
(RT). Unanimously, the participants of the meeting highly
praised the work of Tatarstan power engineers on the
power supply of the Universiade. “The positive experience
of JSC “Grid Company” in organizing power supply of
the facilities of XXVII World Summer Universiade should
be thoroughly studied and analyzed, while Tatarstan
power engineers’ best practices, especially in the
their interaction with the owners and managers of sports
facilities, should be implemented in preparation of electric
power facilities for holding the Winter Olympic Games in
Sochi”, emphasized Andrey Cherezov.
The power grid of Kazan Energy Region (KER), as
well as the schemes and devices of internal power supply
Reliable Power Supply at the
Universiade is the Result of Power
Engineers’ Coordinated Work
By Zulfat MINGALIEV (
), JSC “Grid Company”, Kazan
systems of 35 Universiade key infrastructure facilities
were prepared in accordance with the aims and objectives
set by RF and RT Governments and the International
University Sports Federation (FISU). The power supply
systems operated without fail and in compliance with the
key conditions for holding large-scale sporting events with
more than 100 thousand people participating.
In order to prepare for the Universiade JSC “Grid
Company” carried out major reconstruction of the
facilities of KER bulk and distribution power grids. The
most extensive and complex works were required at
Kinderi Substation 500 kV, Central Substation 220 kV and
ZaiGRES—Kinderi overhead line 500 kV. Two combined
cable and overhead lines 220 kV — Kinderi-Central and
Bukash-Central — were built with liquidation of the
Y-joint of Kinderi-Bukash-Central overhead line 220 kV;
in addition, a number of other works were conducted and a
number of other measures were taken as regards the power
grid 6—110 kV. The KES system reliability was greatly
improved by JSC “FGC UES” by means of preemptive
construction of Pomary-Udmurtskaya overhead line 500 kV.
Commissioning of this line provided for an additional
external connection 500 kV in the
intersystem section of the united energy
system “Centre-Middle Volga-Urals”.
In cooperation with the Regional
ce (RDU) of Tatarstan, a
complete set of works on modi
emergency control operation algorithm
and settings in KES and the adjacent grid
was performed. Observability and control
of main power supply centres of sports
facilities were improved. Moreover, there
were conducted calculations, adjustment
and selectivity matching of protection
devices in the distribution network
0.4—6(10) kV and internal power supply
schemes 0.4 kV of the Universiade
FISU imposes strict requirements to the
provision of uninterrupted power supply
of the Universiade facilities as regards
From left to right: Deputy Minister of Energy of Russia Andrey Cherezov, Head of
Tatarstan Government Ildar Khalikov.
continuous electric power supply during competitions,
ceremonies and TV broadcasts. Modern equipment
of sports facilities is extremely sensitive not only to
voltage dips and outages, but also to voltage
cant by time and amplitude. Every sport and every
facility have their own key electric loads and peculiarities
of their power supply, failures of which can suspend sport
The company experts thoroughly studied the
requirements of FISU, IOC and FIFA as well as the world
and Russian practices in holding similar sporting events.
A concept was developed following the examination
of facilities, which was further used for developing a
technical solution for power supply of every facility, with
regard to speci
c requirements to a given sport and current
condition of schemes and equipment.
A temporary operation and maintenance structure was
developed for the internal power supply schemes of the
Universiade facilities. Then, additional personnel were
• energy managers and their deputies — 35 ppl.;
• electric engineering personnel for operating the internal
power supply schemes — 85 ppl.;
• senior students of Kazan State Power Engineering
University — 35 ppl.
All the personnel were accredited and trained in
“Energetik” Training Center to acquire rights of work with
consumer electric installations and functions of operating
switching. The electric engineering personnel of sports
facilities attended advanced training courses there as well.
During the period of preparation for the Universiade
a power supply scheme for the following facilities was
developed and commissioned.
• Power supply of critical sections of consumer loads
was carried out from temporary diesel-generator units
(DGU) generally connected to buses of transformer
substation 0.4 kV or section boards. The connection
was executed in accordance with the schemes of
temporary power supply from DGU, with performance
of a set of commissioning works to their full extent.
The electrical network was in a standby mode, with
possible manual and (or) automatic activation. This
group of loads included lighting systems of sports
and racing tracks, judging equipment, server rooms,
TV equipment, mobile TV studios and other auxiliary
TV devices, short-time voltage dips at the terminals
of which could lead to breaks in the course of work.
The power supply scheme with DGU connection and
continuous operation was implemented at 17 sports
facilities with live broadcasts (at 5 facilities broadcasts
were recorded), as well as at the Kazan Arena Stadium
and the Universiade International Information Centre.
• The power supply of other critical electric power
consumers was carried out from the DGU-redundant
July 6. The Opening Ceremony of XXVII World Summer Universiade 2013 in “Kazan Arena” stadium. Kazan, Russia.
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ASS / Stanislav Krasilnikov
4–7 September, 2013, Jakarta, Indonesia
electrical network. This group of electric loads included
re extinguishing and smoke
exhausting systems, control centres of facilities, video
panel control posts, mobile TV stations with their own
generator units and UPS, non-competition venues
(changing rooms, doping and weight control rooms,
etc.), the press center, the press-conference hall, Mixed
zones, VIP boxes.
• The power supply of non-critical loads of the facilities
was carried out from the electrical network according to
the project scheme with no additional undertakings on
improving power supply reliability with an overhaul of
their technical condition.
• The power supply of temporary installations at the
facilities was carried out from the electric network
in accordance with Category 3 of reliability. The
redundancy was provided with the use of the general-
service electrical network and in some cases — low-
power DGU. The total installed capacity of temporary
constructions and additional equipment installed
at the facilities made up 18 MW. The total length of
temporary networks installed in compliance with the
special technical conditions, which were speci
the internal power supply working group, was 158 km.
At the Universiade, the power supply supervision group,
made up of the management of JSC “Grid Company” and
representatives of JSC “FGC UES”, JSC “Russian Grids”
JSC “TGC-16”, JSC “Generation
Company”, System Operator “RDU
of Tatarstan” and JSC “Tatenergos-
byt”, worked on a daily basis. For the
duration of the Universiade the Situ-
ation Analysis Center was organized
in order to interact with external or-
ganizations of all levels.
The information control
scope of the on-duty dispatching
personnel included the equipment
of internal power supply networks
of the Universiade facilities, diesel-
generator units providing their power
supply, as well as information about
those events at the facilities of other
power companies which in
the power supply reliability in KES.
In addition, they provided
for round-the-clock personnel
attendance at 15 substations 110 kV,
at distribution and transformer
substations 6—10 kV feeding power to the Universiade
facilities with connected DGU, as well as the presence
of two additional emergency crews in every region of
electric networks and an additional emergency crew of the
dispatching department of “Kazan Electrical Networks”
in order to maintain substations 110—220 kV. During the
Universiade the personnel continuously monitored the
technical condition, organization of operation and power
supply schemes of 34 Universiade facilities and
problems that arose.
The reliability of KES was improved with additional
measures consisting in the suspension of scheduled
works, restricted operation of emergency control at the
Universiade facilities, restriction of power consumption by
industrial enterprises, reduction of interchange power
at all dispatching levels of “ODU of Middle Volga” and
“RDU of Tatarstan”. For the duration of the Universiade
the generating capacities of all substations in the Energy
Region were used in full.
With the aim of reducing the risk of outages on the
overhead line 35—500 kV special-purpose crews were
formed, which conducted round-the-clock monitoring
of transmission lines and their protected zones. Another
special-purpose crew was formed to perform daily
engineering examination of substations. With the aim of
responding to emergency situations a number of emergency
response crews were formed and fully equipped with
vehicles and special-purpose machinery.
To ensure compliance with FISU requirements 103
diesel-generator units with the total capacity of 44 MVA
were installed at power supply centers of the facilities
and section boards on the condition of parallel operation
in sections. Stable operation of DGU was ensured by
coordinated work of specialists of JSC “Grid Company”,
JSC “Srednevolzhskelektrosetstroy”, LLC “NTT-Center”,
LLC “INVENT-Electro”, “ONIS VISA”, “FOGO”.
General Director of JSC “Grid Company” Ilshat Fardiev and Head Foreman Konstantin
Evsin introduce General Director of JSC “Russian Grids” Oleg Budargin to the power
supply scheme of “Kazan Arena” stadium.
At present, further integration of electrical grid facilities is
going on – in 2012 JSC “Russian Grids” was established.
The company has been arranged by renaming JSC «IDGC
Holding» to JSC “Russian Grids» and contribution of JSC
“FGC UES” shares being in federal ownership (79,55% of
shares) into its authorized capital. The Russian Federation
state continues to participate in JSC “FGC UES” authorized
capital with at least one share.
Energy managers, diesel engine operators and electricians of JSC “Grid Company”,
who attended to “Rubin” stadium, where football matches were held.
The specialized educational center of JSC “Grid Com-
pany” trained 82 DGU operators, 32 managers, members
of attestation commissions of branches and the head of
30 managers of DGU sections, with issue of certi
allowing special rights of operating DGU and fuel sup-
ply systems. During the period of training
DGU were tested in full-load operation.
All the equipment passed the commission-
ing tests successfully, was commissioned
and started operating as expected. In the
period preparatory for the Games the per-
sonnel of JSC “Grid Company” was as-
sisted in preventive and routine mainte-
nance of the equipment by representatives
of European manufactures, who had been
invited to Kazan speci
cally to contribute
to the technical support of the Universiade.
Connection of critical loads to the power
supply from DGU made it possible to pre-
vent negative consequences of probable
faults on the side of the external network.
The competitions and events of XXVII
World Summer Universiade in Kazan
were a success and received high appraisal
of the participants, spectators and the
administration of RT and RF. The power supply scheme
of the Universiade facilities proved its ef
ciency in full,
while the implementation of technical decisions taken by
the management and specialists of JSC “Grid Company”
rmed their accuracy.
June 30. Campus of XXVII World Summer Universiade 2013. Kazan, Russia.
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Head of Tatarstan Government Ildar Khalikov met with Deputy Minister of Energy of Russia Andrey Cherezov, who supervises preparation of electric power facilities for holding the Olympic Games in Sochi, in order to summarize on the power supply of Universiade-2013 in Kazan.