Siemens to introduce Volga regional capital to Russia?s first ?smart grids?

Siemens to introduce Volga regional capital to Russia?s first ?smart grids?Germany?s Siemens is expected to help the Russian region of Bashkortostan upgrade the electrical grid infrastructure in its capital city of Ufa by introducing ?smart grid? technologies.

Germany?s Siemens is expected to help the Russian region of Bashkortostan, in the mid-Volga area, to upgrade the electrical grid infrastructure in its capital city of Ufa. To further the project, local Bashkir Electrical Grids has contracted Siemens for consulting services in preparing a feasibility study for the effort, Energyland.info reported. The international project is part of the city of Ufa?s broader program aimed at introducing the city to most advanced ?smart grid? energy-saving technologies. According to estimates provided by Andrei Makarov, the CEO of Bashkir Electrical Grids, the introduction of the new technologies in Ufa?s electrical grid infrastructure is expected to nearly halve the loss of electrical energy in the municipal system. Bashkortostan?s Ufa is pioneering the use of such technologies in Russian municipalities. The city believes that if it pulls it off, the success story may be then replicated across the entire region...