The ceremony of closing of the All-Russian Congress of Energy Companies, which was arranged by Rosseti, was held in Chelyabinsk. 102 winners in the first contest for the power grid sector, Power Industry Leaders, were announced.
During a month, over 1,800 heads of power grid districts and similar business units from all-over Russia demonstrated their theoretical knowledge and practical skills by performing different assignments online and on site. Remote evaluation efforts, technical audit of 38 power grid districts in the Chelyabinsk Region and solution of cases in the core lines of the modern power industry development were conducted.
Mr. Alexander Novak, Russian Energy Minister and Chairman of Rosseti Board of Directors, who spoke at the closing ceremony, welcomed similar events and emphasized their special significance for the entire country. "It is well known that the power industry is the foundation of the modern economy. The industry is changing very quickly by the impact of advanced technologies, and I am pleased that Rosseti invests in development of the personnel competencies, in addition to digitalization of the grid infrastructure. I would like to congratulate all participants in the Power Industry Leaders contest and, of course, the winners. I am sure you will make a significant contribution to strengthening and happy future of Russia!"
Mr. Alexey Texler, acting Governor of the Chelyabinsk Region, noted the significance of holding the first congress of the power industry professionals and executives in that particular venue for the region. "Our region has a well-diversified power system, with its own generation and grids. But you should never stop developing, in particular, in the age when the technologies changing the world rapidly are spreading. We will continue to develop the region's grid infrastructure and to consolidate the power grid assets on the basis of Rosseti Group, in order to deliver reliable and quality power supply to all consumers.
Mr. Pavel Livinskiy, Rosseti's CEO, notified of the decision made to conduct similar events bi-annually, to exchange experience and ideas not only inside Rosseti's Group but also with colleagues from other territorial network companies: "Our communication with each other and with representatives of the companies that do not make part of Rosseti is the main victory of each contest participant, of the entire power industry, entire Russia. I congratulate everybody on the completion of such high-profile event for our industry. We will address all objectives together!"
The awarding ceremony ended the first All-Russian Congress of Power Industry Professionals.