Penzaenergo branch of IDGC of Volga, PJSC (included in the Rosseti Group) completed 2,303 utility connections of consumer facilities with a total capacity of 50.9 MW for 2018. To implement the possibility of utility connections, 138.5 km of 6-10 / 0.4 kV distribution grids (DG) were built and reconstructed; 6-10 / 0.4 kV transformer substations with a total capacity of 7,804 MVA were installed and commissioned.
Among the objects attached to the branch grids, the largest were: apartment buildings and a shopping and entertainment center in the Arbekovo microdistrict (1.1 MW) and a plant for the production of plastic containers (0.75 MW) in Penza, a flour milling plant in Kamensky district (1 MW), a wood processing plant in the work settlement Shemysheyka (1 MW). Also, Penza Power Engineers had completed works on utility connection of a number of socially significant objects, including medical and obstetric centers in the villages of Pylykovo, Neverkinsky District and Staroye Nazimkino of Shemysheysky District, the building of the fire station in the village of Demino, Neverkinsky District, a school in the village of Sosnovka, Bashmakovsky District. Reliable power supply was provided to the hospital in the village of Toporikha, Belinsky District, the office of the general practitioner in Golitsyno, Nizhnelomovsky District, and a chapel in the working settlement Issa.
Penzaenergo branch forms a favorable investment climate for both the production sector and for enterprises of the agricultural and industrial complex in the region, carrying out utility connection of consumers to power grids in the shortest possible time. In total for 2018, Penzaenergo received 3,159 applications from consumers for utility connection to the branch's power grids. The amount of declared capacity was 169.1 MW.
During the same period, 2,499 contracts for utility connection were concluded (the total declared capacity is 86.7 MW). When submitting applications for utility connection, many of the company's customers used the Portal of electric grid distribution complex services of PJSC ROSSETI (https://´ţ˛ÓŰ-˛´.˘/). Over the past few years, in order to support business at the regional level, the Penzaenergo branch has significantly reduced the time required to fulfill obligations under utility connection agreements.