Russia’s Federal Grid Company of Unified Energy System (FGC UES) has completed a project for the electrification of a new railway line Zhuravka-Millerovo, which passes through the regions of Voronezh and Rostov, bypassing Ukraine, the energy company said.
“FGC UES has completed a project for the delivery of power to the railway substations of the new railway line Zhuravka - Millerovo, which has increased the transport security of freight and passenger traffic in the Center - South direction. The entire length of the mainline has been electrified,” the report says.
For the uninterrupted power supply of transport infrastructure, FGC UES has doubled the capacity of the 220 kV Pogorelovo substation in the Rostov region. In the Voronezh region, the 220 kV Pridonskaya substation has been expanded. Also, within the framework of the project, a new 220 kV transmission line Shakhty - Donetskaya has been erected, becoming part of the Rostov energy ring with a length of 257 kilometers.
As a reference, the 220 kV Pogorelovo substation was put into operation in 1971, and currently, its capacity amounts to 250 MVA. The power plant provides power supply to the Kamensky district of the Rostov region. The 220 kV Pridonskaya substation was put into operation in 1978.
FGC UES is a Russian energy company providing electricity transmission services through the Unified National Electric Grid. It is a monopolist in this sector and is an enterprise of strategic importance to the Russian Federation.