Russias electrical grid needs wide-scale modernization, especially to counter its highly deteriorated capital assets. Russian producers must take the lead on this issue, with the support of international holding partners experienced in power grid digitalization. A digital transformation in electrical energy will open up new opportunities for domestic businesses that must be seized and utilized. Are equipment producers ready to rebuild their business processes from the ground up and make competitive offers for new digital grid infrastructure? How can dependence on imports be reduced? What has already been done and what measures need to be taken to facilitate effective cooperation?