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Electricity Transmission

Electricity transmission through the Unified National (all-Russian) Electric Grid (UNEG) is one of the biggest tasks of the countrys energy sector and the main activity of our Company. Payments for electricity transmission services are the primary revenue source for Federal Grid Company.

According to Russian law, the UNEG electricity transmission services are the domain of Federal Grid Company, which manages the UNEG. The UNEG electricity transmission services are classified as a monopolistic activity regulated by the State.

The price of electricity transmission services is determined by corresponding rates set for different constituent territories of the Russian Federation by the Russian Federal Tariffs Service (FTS), taking into account process losses of energy during electricity transmission over the UNEG. Rates approved by the Russian Ministry of Energy are set as follows:

  1. The price of electricity transmission services to maintain UNEG electric facilities;
  2. The price of normative process electricity losses in the UNEG.

In 2012, the Company supplied its consumers with 517,130.7 million kWh.

Our Company independently purchases electric energy on the Wholesale Electricity and Capacity Market (WECM) to compensate for actual UNEG losses, after deducting losses recorded and paid for by WECM participants at equilibrium prices.

In 2012, the volume of electricity transmission services amounted to RUR136,581,431 thousand.

Number of the Company's Contractors

Furthermore, the number of contractors with which the Company signed agreements for electricity transmission through the UNEG has significantly increased during the 2008-2012 period. It is predicted that in the next few years, the number of Company contractors will continue to grow due to the implementation of new technological connections to the UNEG, satisfying judgments that require the Company to enter into direct contracts with contractors and gradually terminating the last mile* mechanism.

The share of the Company's largest consumers in 2012 revenues from UNEG-based electricity transmission services

Total area spanned 75 Russian regions
square km
The length of our transmission lines is 131.6 thousand km.
This is equivalent to a spaceship orbiting the Earth four times.
A reliable energy sector
for Russias
economic growth
3 643 km
transmission lines
put into operation
in 2012
25 103
PEOPLE
Total number
of corporate
employees as of
31 December 2012
26%
over-fulfillment
of commissioning
plans for
substations