Grid Connection

Under Decree No.147-r of the Government of the Russian Federation dated January 31, 2017, IDGC of the South implemented the Grid Connection target model in each covered regions in cooperation with regional executive authorities to simplify business processes and enhance the investment appeal of the Russian Federation constituent entities.

In 2018, the Company arranged:

  • Roadmap activities on the implementation of the target model with the grid organisation as a responsible party, and the submission of branches’ quarterly reports to the regional executive bodies;
  • Interaction with the regional executive bodies to take the necessary measures on implementing indicators of the roadmaps, achievement of which target indicators are under the responsibility of relevant ministries and municipal entities.

With a view to reaching the indicators of the Grid Connection target model, the Company developed and approved the order On Grid Connections of Doing Business Applicants. In the reporting year, the Company fulfilled 90 contracts for grid connection of Doing Business applicants. Rostovenergo provided power supply to 46 such enterprises, Astrakhanenergo connected 21 consumers, Kalmenergo and Volgogradenergo provided grid connection of 12 small business enterprises each.

Over 130 socially significant facilities with a total capacity of above 3.8 MW were connected to the distribution grid of IDGC of the South in 2018. Among them:

  • Remontnaya (Dubovsky District), Kolodezi (Millerovsky District), Kuteynikovo (Chertkovsky District) traction substations of Russian Railways (Rostov Region) – the required capacity was 57 MW; increase in power output of Rostov TPP-2 and the Central Boiler House of Rostov-on-Don;
  • Rostov Arena stadium with 14 MW connected capacity;
  • the waste recycling plant in Volgograd’s satellite town - Volzhsky, which will recycle up to 450 thous. tonnes of wastes a year and consume 1 MW of power;
  • five solar power stations in the Astrakhan Region with a total capacity of above 100 MW;
  • the kindergarten for 260 children in Sanatorny residential complex in the Volgograd’s Kirovsky District with the connected capacity of 280 kW;
  • the grain warehouse in the Volgograd’s Leninsky District, warehouses of oil and gas equipment manufacturer.
Trends in demand for grid connectionThe data include generating facilities without temporary grid connections.
Structure of grid connection applications in 2018
Dynamics of consumers’ grid connections, pcs
Dynamics of consumers’ grid connection, MW
Structure of grid connection applications by business categories
Category of applicants Applications
Quantity For capacity
pcs % kW %
Individuals Up to 15 kW 13,710 71 143,686 6
Small Business Up to 15 kW 2,891 15 24,223 1
Over 15 to 150 kW 1,838 9 131,372 6
Medium business From 150 to 670 kW 392 2 120,280 5
Large business 670 kW and above 540 3 1,889,357 82
Total 19,371 100 2,308,919 100
Structure of signed grid connections contracts in 2018, %
Structure of submitted applications for grid connection by industries
Sector of the national economy Quantity
pcs kW
Individuals 13,710 143,686
Agriculture, hunting, forestry, fishery, fish farming 350 138,118
Extraction of mineral resources 13 6,808
Processing industries 356 236,736
Production and distribution of electricity, gas and water; air conditioning
(35.11. Electricity Generation and Subsections)
16 740,345
Production and distribution of electricity, gas and water; air conditioning (35.12.1. Power Transmission and 35.13. Electricity Transmission and Distribution) 13 7,934
Production and distribution of electricity, gas and water; air conditioning (others) 46 23,801
Construction 118 60,496
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and bikes 338 94,889
Transportation and storage 280 158,667
Information and communications 270 16,251
Education 99 3,011
Health care and social services 33 2,618
Other 3,729 675,559
Total, including individuals 19,371 2,308,919
Grid connection contracts completed in 2018, %
Categories of applicants, number of applications, %

By the end of 2018, IDGC of the South connected 13,628 consumers to the grid for the total capacity of 575,118 kW.