The “IT Security Solutions of the Future Energy Production” session discussed the issues of global, worldwide significance: the issues of security in energy production. Experts noted that today, there are certain “delays” in the energy sector protection, and, therefore, there are real threats and risks.
Roman Stefanov, the Deputy Director of the Rosseti Representative Office in the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, presented a talk “Ensuring Reliable Power Supply for Consumers in the Republic of Crimea and in Sevastopol when Transitioning to Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) for Facility Management.” According to Mr Stefanov, the analysis of technological development priorities in the energy sector confirms that the development of power transmission and distribution will be carried out through technologies and long-distance monitoring equipment, the development of management system, automatic controls and introduction of new materials.
When Crimea was connected to Russia’s Unified Energy System, the work of spearhead groups intensified; their work resulted in the implementation of two projects of transitioning to the digital electric power substation model in Crimea: Kamysh-Burun Substation and Kafa substation; starting in February, the modernisation of Sevastopol power grid in accordance with Energynet “road map” will start.
Mr Stefanov said that Rosseti strives to connect the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol to the power grid based on a new techno-economic paradigm with the region’s power grid moving to a qualitatively new level of reliability, efficiency, accessibility, manageability, and client-orientedness.
The speaker also stated that from the point of view of technological development priorities, the areas selected by Rosseti is in line with the worldwide trend of smart systems development. Possibilities offered by a smart network will provide for an increase in private power generation and for a growth of the number of solar power stations.
Measures aimed at modernising the energy supply system of the Republic of Crimea by introducing CPS will allow realizing the region’s innovative potential for shaping, establishing, and developing smart energy system.
During the discussion that followed, Alexey Antonov, CEO of POLYGON, said that Crimea is “the cutting-edge center of developing and putting into practice security technologies in the energy sector.”
Tagir Yapparov, Chair of the Board of I.T. Group, spoke on the development and implementation of the Smart City project. “Smart” technologies allow for efficient and user-friendly management of housing and utilities and the public road system, and for gaining major savings on customer service and energy consumption. The Group has its own technological design that allows implementing the entire range of “smart” technologies.
Dominique Fache, Chair of the Russian Technological Foundation took part in the discussion. The venture fund invests directly into Russian technological companies and offers entrepreneurs investments and experience required to develop innovative business. Mr Fache believes that the number of risks in the energy sector is so great that he sees the creation “of a new Europe based on science” as a key solution to ensuring the sector’s security. Regarding the issue of strategic partnership with Russia in energy security, Mr Fache said, “I will be able to answer this question only after the presidential elections in France, which will take place in two days, on April 23.”