Rețele Electrice companies (companies part of the PPC group, previously called E-Distribuție) announce the completion of the first stage of modernization of part of the energy infrastructure in the municipalities of Timișoara, Constanța, respectively Giurgiu and four other localities in the rural environment of Giurgiu county within three projects co-financed by POIM 2014-2020. The project carried out by Rețele Electrice Banat has a value of over 46 million lei, that of Rețele Electrice Dobrogea is of over 45 million lei, and that of Rețele Electrice Muntenia is of over 55 million lei.
As part of the project carried out by Relețe Electrice Banat, the low and medium voltage network in the municipality of Timișoara was partially modernized for the benefit of approximately 12,800 customers. The works consisted in the modernization of 35 concrete tire transformation stations that have new, modern equipment integrated in the remote control system, thus allowing a significant reduction in the duration of interruptions.
In the first stage of the project carried out by Rețele Electice Dobrogea, the medium voltage networks in the municipality of Constanța were partially modernized, for the benefit of 12,553 customers in the municipality. The works consisted in the modernization of 21 transformer stations, fed by medium voltage lines starting from 5 high voltage 110/20 kV transformer stations, so that the electricity distribution service is improved.
At the same time, during the first stage of the project carried out by Rețele Electice Muntenia, the medium voltage network in the municipality of Giurgiu and four other localities in the county was partially modernized, for the benefit of over 12,800 customers. Also, on a distance of 2.5 km, between the localities of Oinacu and Plopșoru, the medium voltage network was passed underground. The works also consisted in the modernization of 47 transformer stations in the county seat and in the four localities in the countryside, including by changing the structure from an aerial post on a pole to a station in a concrete tire. The buried network portion, as well as the transformer substations that have been relocated to the ground, will also help prevent damage that can be caused by the weather because these network elements will no longer be directly exposed to extreme weather conditions. As for the low-voltage network, the project consisted in the replacement of low-voltage cables over a total distance of approximately 20 km with modern, twisted ones, which serve the four localities in the county included in the project.
Another component of the three projects, carried out in this first stage, is the development and implementation, with own funds, of an analytics cloud platform for the metering-collection process through which data from all the smart meters of the distribution operator.