This year AS Sadales tikls plans to invest more than EUR 60 million in efforts to restore existing power lines to restore 1,600 km of power lines, 460 transformer sub-stations, as well as reconstruct in sub-stations Janciems, Milgravis, TEC-1, Valka, Salacgriva and Plavinas, as reported by the company.
Planning investment projects and technical solutions, AS Sadales tikls considers both investment efficiency and impact on electricity supply safety. This has helped reduce the number of power network outages and accidents. Already goals for 2022 on length of uninterrupted electricity supplies have been reached. It has also been possible to reduce the fee for electricity distribution to customers by an average of 8% as of January 1, 2020.
In the coming years Sadales tikls plans to invest approximately EUR 60 million annually, improving the safety and quality of electricity supply.
It is planned that AS Sadales tikls will restore 1,600 km of power lines and 420 transformer sub-stations around Latvia in 2020. One of the biggest investment projects in Riga’s center is the restoration of the historic power network, which has been performed gradually since 2014. The initial length of this power line was 191 km, which provides electricity to more than 32,000 users. Following the start of reconstruction of power lines in 2014, it has been possible to restore 112 km of said power lines, notes Sadales tikls.
This year’s biggest projects will be implemented on Aleksandra Caka, Artilerijas, Lacplesa, Elizabetes, Miera, Upes, Hospitalu, Matisa and Ausekla streets. Reconstruction of historic power lines in Riga is planned to be have been completed by 2023.
Electricity supply safety will benefit from reconstruction of the transmission system’s substations Janciems, Milgravis, TEC-1, Valka, Salacgriva and Plavinas. Reconstruction of equipment will provide clients new connections and increase the power output, as well as reduce costs and the length of electricity supply disruptions needed to perform repairs.
Uninterrupted electricity supply will benefit from smart technologies and solutions. In order to manage electricity power lines remotely, reduce electricity disruptions for clients, an automatic disruption localization system was adopted on top of smart levers. This helps relieve power line managers’ work, the company explains.
Continuing smart power network development, it is planned to install 150,000 smart electricity counters this year. Already 88% of distributed electricity is counted using remotely accessible counters. Introduction of smart counters is planned to be completed in 2022. (BNN/Business World Magazine)