Exchange Visit To Belogorod
Moscow and Belogorod, Russia
June 12-19, 2011
MRSK Holdings is developing four “smart cities” to test smart grid technologies within Russia. The other regions are Kaliningrad, Sochi and Nizhnevartovsk. They are also doing a pilot project on smart meters in Perm.
The Belogorod Oblast is clearly the most advanced region having already deployed over 58,000 smart meters and implemented advanced data and video communications technologies within its service territory. The team from San Diego expressed how impressed they were with Belgorodenergo’s progress and the technologies they have implemented. They were especially impressed that a large part of the technology and equipment was developed in Russia.