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A scientist from Siberia received 1 000 000 rubles for developing the method of effective operation of EPS

The third winner of the All-Russian contest of youth research projects in the field of energy the Energy of Youth - 2017 was awarded by the president of the Global Energy Association Igor Lobovsky in Irkutsk. Dmitry Krupenev, Candidate of Technical Sciences, Institute of Power Systems named after. L.A. Melentyeva Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences received a grant of 1 million rubles for the creation of a complex technique, the application of which will improve the reliability of power systems, as well as improve economic and environmental performance of the power sector.

Reliable power supply to consumers is a paramount task in the management and development of electric power systems (EPS). The main (but not the only) instrument for maintaining the reliability of power supply and reliability of EPS is the creation of a sufficient reserve of generating capacity, adequate structure and capacity of the electric network. A team of young scientists from Irkutsk, led by Dmitry Krupenev, developed an effective methodology that will form the basis of the computer program. Subsequently, its application will improve the efficiency of the electric power industry and the economy as a whole.

The level of power reserve of EPS is influenced by many factors, among which experts identify: the level of fatality rate, the implementation of planned and unplanned repairs of power equipment, the level of introduction of diagnostics of power equipment, and many others. For example, the generation of electricity at wind stations depends on the wind speed, which is quite variable and does not coincide with the level of electricity consumption. To solve the problem of uncoordinated generation and consumption of electric power in intelligent EPS, various kinds of energy accumulators are widely used, for example, pumped storage power plants, whose work should be also taken into account. The developed methodology, and subsequently the program will determine the necessary reserve capacity in intellectual power systems (IEPP), justify the connection to renewable energy sources (wind and solar power plants, etc.) and energy storage devices (pumped storage power plants, etc.), as well as to identify the benefits from systemic effects in the construction of power transmission lines, including interstate ones.

One of the problems of Russian power plants, which can be solved with the help of the developed system, is the presence of significant surpluses of obsolete generating capacities. In the Unified Energy System of Russia, the problem of "extra" generation in recent years has led to an increase in costs that have to be compensated for end-users. Only in 2015, they were transferred an additional 19 billion rubles. Analyzing the accident rate in the UES of Russia, only from the beginning of 2017 there were 29 major system accidents with the separation of the power system and significant power outages among consumers, the damage from which could amount to billions of rubles. "The results of the project can be used both in Russian power systems, as well as in foreign, as well as interstate associations. At the same time, the larger the system, the more effective will be the application of the technique, "the scientist comments on his research.

The Global Energy Association since 2004 has conducted all-Russian contest of youth research projects in the field of energy - the Energy of Youth. For the years of its existence, the winners became 211 young scientists from 130 research centers. They received 47.5 million rubles to continue their studies. 73 young scientists competed the contest in 2017. The Global Energy Prize experts evaluated best works. The first winner for this year became Artem Mamontov for "developing a control system for mixing and heating biomass in a multi-chamber biogas reactor for continuous feedstock utilization". The second winner this year was Evgeniy Baskakov for "searching for the optimal design of a thin film thermoelectric generator based on samarium sulphide".

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