Due to significant damage to electricity networks in combat zones, the Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine (GTSOU) installs solar panels complexes at gas distribution stations (GDS) to ensure their backup power supply.
The project’s primary task is to provide gas distribution stations with additional sources of electricity to continuously perform all their functions and ensure uninterrupted gas transportation to consumers.
During the day, the solar panels will provide electricity to the measuring systems and charge the battery. At night, the complex is powered by a battery. The company uses equipment already available in warehouses from suppliers in Ukraine. Specialists of GTSOU carry out installation and commissioning of the equipment.
«We planned to implement this project before the war, as one of the initiatives to optimize the consumption of energy resources. Today, when Ukraine’s power grids are suffering from constant enemy fire, it is necessary for gas distribution stations to have autonomous power supply options to perform their functions,» said Sergiy Makogon, CEO of GTSOU.