The implementation of the digitalization project in the electric power industry will ensure a higher level of comfort in people’s lives and boost consumer service to different, qualitatively new standards. The introduction of digital technologies is not an end in itself for our company. First and foremost, it is an opportunity to optimize business processes involving the transmission and distribution of electricity and an opportunity to improve the efficiency of our work by enhancing the performance of electrical networks to global standards. All this will enable us to solve problems more efficiently — Pavel Livinsky, Chairman of the Management Board, PAO Rosseti.
We don’t need old infrastructure. We need modern infrastructure combined with absolutely new, progressive elements. And we need attractive, convenient infrastructure — Oleg Belozerov, President, Chairman of the Board, Russian Railways.
In Russia, we see great potential for the development of digital technologies for both domestic consumption and export. Last year, the Russian government adopted the large-scale Digital Economy state programme, which provided a serious impetus for digitalization in all areas, including infrastructure. Over the past two years, Schneider Electric has opened two R&D centres in Russia – at the Innopolis Special Economic Zone in Tatarstan to develop industrial control systems and at Skolkovo Innovation Centre to develop software for the power industry. Together with our Russian clients and partners, we are creating an innovative ecosystem around these R&D centres, which promotes the development of new technologies and the exchange of ideas — Peter Herweck, Executive Vice President for Industry, Member of the Executive Committee, Schneider Electric.