An agreement with FGC UES has been signed

The St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University (SPbSPU) and the Federal Grid Company have signed an agreement on strategic partnership in the field of training and retraining of personnel, cooperation in science and technology. The agreement was signed by Rector of the SPbSPU Mikhail Fedorov and the Chairman of the Board of JSC FGC UES Oleg Budargin.


M.P. Fedorov and O.M. Budargin in the main building of the University


The agreement provides for several areas of cooperation. The first involves issues of a system of training, retraining and skills development for production and technical personnel of JSC FGC UES on the base of the SPbSPU. Within its framework it is planned to organize training courses, as well as training of teachers of high school at the facilities of the Federal Network Company.



Another area of cooperation concerns the participation of specialists of the SPbSPU in scientific and technological activities of the JSC FGC UES. In particular, it is planned to involve university staff to solve urgent problems for the company in developing a scientific and technological innovation policy, as well as to generate topics for dissertations, theses, term works and barchelor works of the university students in accordance with the directions of the FGC activities.



Signing of the Cooperation AgreemenBefore signing the agreement the leaders of SPbSPU and FGC met with university students. At the meeting, held in the White Hall, the representatives of the Federal Grid Company presented the main directions of development of the Unified National Electric Grid, promising innovative projects implemented by the company, as well as the needs of FGC in the highly skilled specialists to work on electricity supply facilities.


Particular attention was paid to the career and professional growth for young employees of the company, the passage of labor practices at the facilities of the Federal Grid Company, including participation in the summer construction teams. The students of the MEI told about their experience of work in the construction teams, which took place last summer as a practical work at power objects of the FGC in Moscow, Vladimir and Ivanovo regions.



After signing the agreement the heads of the SPbSPU and FGC answered the questions from journalists. Rector of the SPbSPU M.P. Fedorov, noted in his speech that in the research in the field of electric power are involved several faculties of the Polytechnical University: Electro-Mechanical Faculty, Faculty of Power Engineering, Faculty of Construction Engineering.



The leaders of the SPbSPU and the FGC UES after signing the agreementM.P. Fedorov stressed that one of the basic principles of engineering education at the Polytechnical University is polytechnic, in which the research and development are intertwined at the junction of different sciences. And the task of the Polytechnical University since its creation – to prepare engineers for the domestic industry.



The Rector told the media representatives that currently at the Polytechnical University are conducted the development in the field of large-scale power, in particular, studies on the safety and reliability of power transmission lines, power lines impact on the environment and many others. Particular attention is paid to the new energy, renewable energy sources and a number of other areas of science, and training of qualified specialists.



JSC FGC UES was established on June 25, 2002 in accordance with the program of reforming the power industry as a monopoly operator to manage the Unified National Electric Grid with a view to its preservation and development. Transmission facilities of the Federal Grid Company are located in 73 regions of the Russian Federation with total area of 13.6 million square km. The company operates 121 thousand km of transmission lines and 800 substations with total installed transformer capacity of more than 305.5 thousand MVA class of tension 35-1150 kV.


The Day of the FGC at the Polytechnical University Speech of the FGC UES leader O.M. Budargin
 Leaders of the SPbSPU and FGC UES at the meeting with students  Speach of the Dean of the FEE Yu.N. Bocharov
 Meeting with students  Questions from place
 Hymn of the MEI construction team in the performance of the students of the team  Students of the SPbSPU are applauding to the students of the MEI

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