Energynet will be synchronized with the Digital Economy national program

31 october 2019

The initiatives of one of the eight roadmaps of the Energynet National Technological Initiative (NTI) will be updated taking into account the activities of the Digital Economy national program. That's according to the participants of the round table organized by the Analytical Center's Project Office for the Digital Economy National Program Implementation together with the Energynet Infrastructure Center.

Energynet is one of the eight roadmaps of NTI and the first officially approved at the highest level long-term program for the development of technologies, standards and communities in the electric power sector based on new technologies.

According to Deputy Head of the Analytical Center's Project Office for the Digital Economy National Program Implementation Sergei Leshchenko, a prevailing theme for all activities of the national program is the creation of platforms in industries, including the energy sector. He highlighted several issues that intersect with the Energynet's agenda.

These are the issues of creation of data access and turnover modes, legalization of electronic transactions, creation of a digital platform infrastructure (including a unified housing and utility platform, GIS "Unified Electronic Cartographic Base"), advanced training in digital competencies. These issues also include the goals that are related for the national program and Energynet: to use mainly domestic developments and technologies and to create the National Data Management System. The national system, in particular, will bring the exchange of data of departments to a fundamentally new level of quality, which will ultimately have a positive impact on the electric power sector.

"Recently, roadmaps for fundamental digital technologies have also been approved. They provide for activities and results that can be used for energy sector development. We urge you to synchronize your plans with plans of the Digital Economy national program to ensure more effective implementation of the digital agenda", Mr. Leshchenko concluded.

Director of the Energynet Infrastructure Center Boris Bokarev noted that the agenda is close. According to him, among the goals of Energynet is the formation of markets where new technologies (including platform solutions) will be created and promoted abroad.

"Now is the time when the Energynet roadmap needs to be updated, because at the initial stage we were most concerned about the barriers that obstructed the implementation of this agenda. Today we are moving to the stage when we need specific solutions as well as assistance and cooperation in achieving concrete results in order to move to the effective digital transformation of the electric power sector", Mr. Bokarev said.

At the end of the round table, Mikhail Nasibulin, Director of the Department for Coordination and Implementation of Digital Economy Projects at the Ministry of Communications and Mass Media, proposed to involve Energynet experts and projects in the implementation of the Digital Technologies federal project. He said that this task is particularly relevant in the context of support measures for projects on the development and implementation of domestic products, services and solutions based on fundamental digital technologies.