With a view to enhancing operating efficiency, BPGC continued its long-term programmes including energy conservation and improvement of energy efficiency, overhaul of distribution grids and implementation of Smart Grid solutions, automation of business processes through the use of information technology and ERP systems, migration to a two-tier system of operational and technological management at LLC Bashkirenergo as an optimisation move.
BPGC spent 2020 working on the enhancement of operating efficiency, which involved: automation of business processes employing IT and ERP systems and automation of the planning and control of capital expenditures relating to user hook-ups.
2020 marked the completion of the company’s comprehensive project to upgrade the distribution grid infrastructure of Bashkortostan’s capital Ufa with the new Smart Grid technology, an initiative first launched in 2014. The project translated into a stronger quality of Ufa’s grid infrastructure, an enhanced reliability of power supply, and improved energy efficiency.
The level of penetration of the automated power control and metering system's devices in distribution networks is 39%, which is twice as much as the indicators set by the state program. Another 29.7 thsd meters are scheduled for installation in 2021.