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Visit of RusHydro Group Representative

On April 18, 2019, Sergey Petrov, Deputy Head of Power Grid Sector at RusHydro Group visited Izolyator.

RusHydro Group

With 38.4 GW installed electricity generation capacity, RusHydro is one of Russia's largest power generating companies.

Including the Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP, the largest in Russia, the Company has over 70 renewable energy source (RES) facilities:

9 power stations in the Volga-Kama Cascade with a total installed capacity of more than 10.273 MW, the Zeiskaya HPP (1.330 MW) — the first large-scale hydro-power plant in the Russian Far East, the Bureiskaya HPP (2.010 MW), the Novosibirsk HPP (475 MW) and tens of HPPs in the North Caucasus.

The guest was received by Chief Executive Officer of Izolyator Plant LLC Alexander Slavinsky, Director of Strategic Sales Alexander Savinov and Director of Partner Relations Oleg Bakulin.

The meeting began with a tour of Izolyator corporate museum and introduction to the rich century-long history of the company. The guest marked a unique experience of Izolyator in design and production of high-voltage bushings of various applications, including development and manufacture of high-voltage and ultra-high-voltage custom-made bushings.

Making a retrospective journey into the history of Izolyator at the corporate museum, L-R: Alexander Slavinsky, Deputy Head of Power Grid Sector at RusHydro Group Sergey Petrov, Alexander Savinov and Oleg Bakulin

The hosts arranged for a plant tour giving explanations about the production technology and testing of high-voltage bushings and answering any clarification questions.

Alexander Slavinsky and Deputy Head of Power Grid Sector at RusHydro Group Sergey Petrov at the assembly shop of Izolyator Company

At the talks, the sides discussed possibility of replacement of bushings of obsolete designs that are still in operation by their modern counterparts with solid internal insulation. The sides also paid much attention to modernization of measuring tap assemblies of bushings for their increased reliability.

During the talks, Izolyator proposed to run and inspection of high-voltage bushings in RusHydro’s reserve stock, using a new dielectric response analyzer.

The sides also discussed plans of RusHydro’s technical staff training, including provision of visual aids like replicas of Izolyator high-voltage bushings, practical guidelines on diagnostics and operation of bushings, etc.

The talks at Izolyator are a success, L-R: Alexander Slavinsky, Deputy Head of Power Grid Sector at RusHydro Group Sergey Petrov, Alexander Savinov and Oleg Bakulin

In the result of the meeting, the parties agreed on the principles of coordination of joint activities and development of a mutually beneficial cooperation.