26 Feb 2024 14:03

DTEK Kiev Power Grids to invest over UAH 830 mln in renovating capital's power grids this year

MOSCOW. Feb 26 (Interfax) - DTEK Kiev Power Grids plans to implement more than 70 projects to upgrade the city's power infrastructure in 2024, the total investment program will amount to UAH 831 million, Ukrainian media quoted the company's press service as saying.

Four large high-voltage substations are planned to be rebuilt this year, in particular, power transformers will be replaced and switchgears will be upgraded, it said. This will improve the reliability of power supply to over 73,000 families in three Kiev districts.

Additionally, 44 10/0.4 kV transformer points, three distribution points and two 10 kV cable lines will be upgraded, and 11 specialized vehicles will be purchased.

As for digitalization, the ADMS software package for digital dispatch programs is planned to be updated. This will make the remote control of the city's power system in real time more efficient and allow for a more prompt response to emergencies.

"We are planning to implement over 70 modernization projects this year. This will make our network more resistant to increased load," the company's CEO Denis Bondar said.

DTEK Networks is developing its business of electricity distribution and operation of power grids. The company's distribution system operators are serving 5.4 million households and 150,000 companies.