This is one of the global markets of the National Technology Initiative, which was announced in 2014 by the President of the Russian Federation as one of the strategic directions for developing the country’s technological leadership
It is the first long-term programme officially approved at the highest level for the development of technology, business practices, standards, and communities for the construction of a new technological paradigm in the electric power industry
It is a system of measures to improve legislation and remove administrative barriers to business initiatives
To achieve global technological leadership among Russian companies in the new markets of modern energy through the advanced development of digital practices for transforming the Russian power infrastructure.
EnergyNet’s activities are based on the concept of the Internet of Energy (IoE).
Development of new technologies, products and services that have competitive properties in comparison with their counterparts
— To receive both expert and financial support for your innovative projects
— To remove regulatory barriers to market entry of innovative products and implementation of new business models
— To develop regional ecosystems
Any business initiative can be converted into a project and receive support
Comprehensive testing of technical and technological, organisational, legal and economic aspects of new business practices
Identification and removal of regulatory barriers to the testing and wide dissemination of new technologies and business practices
As part of one of NTI’s projects, a reference architecture for the Internet of Energy was developed — IDEA.
The Internet of Energy is a cyber-physical infrastructure for information systems based on decentralised intelligent (robotic) control of energy systems, energy hubs, power supply systems and integration of distributed active energy consumers, distributed energy sources and energy flexibility.
A system for implementing the commercial component of energy transactions, involving the automatic formation and secure storage of smart contracts that record the parameters of energy transactions, verification of their execution, financial payment under fulfilled obligations, recording of discrepancies and disputes, use of data for their resolution and performance of clearing functions are fully automated
Internet of things
A system for implementing the information component of energy transactions, involving machine-to-machine (M2M) interaction and exchange of all the necessary information and control signals for energy transactions between energy facilities and their software agents
A system for implementing the physical component of energy transactions, which, if necessary, provides for decentralised regulation of frequency and power balance, management of power flows in the energy system to form the mode of power transmission necessary for the implementation of energy transactions and maintain its static and dynamic stability under conditions of simultaneous implementation of multiple energy transactions
Reliable and flexible digital power distribution grids (digital substations, reclosers, adaptive relay protection, etc.)
Distributed power generation
Distributed energy and flexibility sources (distributed generation, RES, storage, controlled load, electric vehicles)
New applications and services for users (demand management, virtual power plants, optimal microgrid management, p2p markets, etc.)
Consumers of centralised electricity supply
Network infrastructure (below 110 kV)
EU network infrastructure (110 kV and above)
Centralised energy sources (TPP, HPP, NPP, etc.)
Reliable and flexible grids. As the basis of EnergyNet. It is impossible to create new markets without creating grids that meet fundamentally different performance indicators in terms of reliability, availability, cost of ownership, openness, and adaptability to new market participants.
Distributed power generation. As a potential option for the development of new EnergyNet markets. Based on the principles of integration into the grid of distributed generation, storage units, and microgrids, and the creation of virtual power plants to reduce the peak power reserve.
Consumer services. As a prospect for further development of EnergyNet. New types of energy services that can be an alternative to the functions of familiar energy market entities with network software applications for end consumers.
The organisation responsible for the implementation of measures to develop the EnergyNet NTI direction.
The functions of the EnergyNet IC are performed by the North-West Centre for Strategic Research based on the decision of the Bidding Commission established under Resolution No.402 of the Government of the Russian Federation dated 03 April 2018, Minutes No.2 dated 17 October 2018.
Objectives of the IC:
— LSI project development
— Organisation of events and promotion of EnergyNet NTI
— Analysis of the development state and directions of EnergyNet NTI markets