Last week Siemens (Berlin, Germany) announced a strategic cooperation contract with Tyumenenergo, an energy company that operates in northern Russia. The agreement is designed to promote innovation in the operator's grid infrastructure facilities, starting with a pilot project for adaptation of smart grid technology to the Russian grid.
According to the contract, Siemens will provide and integrate new technology in Tyumenenergo's grid and provide maintenance activities. The project will take place in Tiumen province where part of Tyumenenergo's grid is located.
The company also operates in the nearby Hamao-Iurga province where one fifth of the world's explored natural gas deposits are located.
At this time, the conceptual phase of the joint project is completed, a process that began in September 2010.