Innovative development programs of RusHydro and RAO ES of the East are synchronized in terms of implementation of the integrated KPI for innovation (value for 2016 is 85%), which includes the following indicators:
Integral KPI of the innovation activity of RusHydro and RAO ES of the East
In 2016, the innovative development management systems of RusHydro Group and RAO ES of the East were merged into PJSC RusHydro due to the optimization of the Far Eastern energy management.
RUSHYDRO SCIENTIFIC AND DESIGN COMPLEX
Innovation is based on research activities, for which concentration of human, intellectual and financial resources is vital. Especially for this purpose, RusHydro has established the Scientific and Design Complex (hereinafter – SDC), which includes three project institutes and two scientific organizations.
SDC develops and implements innovative technologies in hydraulic engineering, performs complex engineering surveys to justify the projects of various energetic, hydrotechnical and water management facilities and take part in the engineering of hydroelectric power plants in Russia and abroad. RusHydro sees the SDC’s mission in the sustainable development of hydropower, the efficient use of hydro resources, the creation of conditions to ensure reliability of the UES and the increased use of renewable energy sources for the benefit of shareholders and society.
SDC’s developments are implemented at all stages of the life cycle of hydro projects – exploration, engineering, construction and operation. At present, according to the developed projects and technologies, more than a dozen of large and small hydropower plants are being built.
In October 2016, PJSC RusHydro approved the Concept for Reforming the Scientific and Design Complex of the Company, the implementation of which is entrusted to a specially created working group. The need for reform is explained by the necessity to improve the effectiveness of the SDC, bringing it in line with the existing and planned scope of work in the domestic and foreign markets. The reform’s goal is to preserve and develop scientific and project competencies and resources in order to achieve the strategic objectives of RusHydro Group as a key agent of the state. This includes implementation of medium and long-term projects of hydropower and renewable energy development.
Within the framework of the approved concept, it is planned to preserve and develop scientific and design competences, as well as material, technical and laboratory facilities, which are necessary to ensure a reliable and safe operation of hydropower facilities and hydraulic structures. Reformation of the SDC’s structure will be held in accordance with the functional and territorial option, which provides optimization of the duplicate competencies in closely located organizations. At the first stage, it is planned to combine the production resources of JSC Hydroproject Institute and JSC NIIES.
SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL COUNCIL
In the PJSC RusHydro management system, there is a permanently functioning collegial expert body – Scientific and Technical Council (hereinafter – STC). It provides expert support for the Company’s technical policy. The main objective of the STC is a systematic integration into engineering and scientific solutions by the Technical Policy of PJSC RusHydro of the specialized engineering and scientific competencies, presented by both RusHydro Group’s employees and external specialists.
In order to ensure environmental safety of new technical solutions, the STC Reservoirs and Environmental Protection section was created. The STC Section functions under the guidance of A.E. Asarin, Honorary Academician of the Russian Engineering Academy, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Honoured Power Engineer of the Russian Federation.
The section includes representatives of scientific research and design institutes, the State University of Environmental Engineering, the Institute of Water Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Department of Hydrology of Land of Moscow State University, the Federal Agency for Water Resources. During the year, the section members, including external experts, consider various issues and projects in the field of environmental safety of hydroelectric power facilities.