Purpose: The purpose of this program is to enhance the capacity of KEGOC for reliable and efficient operation of Kazakhstan’s national electric grid, improving reliability and efficiency of operations and reducing operational costs.
Objective: The objectives of this program shall include the following:
Provide KEGOC with a comprehensive review of currently available digital substation technologies, including best international practices and SWOT analysis, and suggest an optimal technology for implementation in Kazakhstan;
2) Provide KEGOC with a strategy roadmap for integrating a digital substation technology throughout its system, including:
- Conducting a review of KEGOC’s system and suggesting a KEGOC substation to host a pilot application of the technology;
- Providing KEGOC with a comprehensive report on cost-benefits analyses of installing the technology throughout KEGOC’s system;
Developing a draft Scope of Work for implementing the project on integrating the technology throughout KEGOC’s system.
Tasks: The tasks to be performed by the Consultant under this Scope of Work shall include the following:
Task 1: Conduct technical meetings in country (if COVID-19 related international travel restrictions are lifted and it is safe to travel): Up to 1 week will be allowed for technical review meetings to present and discuss project methodology and approaches with KEGOC engineers and executives, and to collect and verify required data. If consultants are unable to travel to Kazakhstan due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions, these technical meetings shall be conducted remotely. USEA shall schedule these technical meetings in coordination with KEGOC with due notice of at least 2 weeks.
Task 2: Develop and submit a comprehensive report on currently available digital substation technologies. The report shall include the following:
- brief overviews of best available digital substation technologies;
- international best practices and examples of successful implementation of these technologies in the U.S., Europe, South Korea, Japan and Australia, as well as in foreign power systems similar to the power system of Kazakhstan;
- comparison of traditional and digital substations, including SWOT analysis, taking into consideration technical solutions, functional capabilities and required financial investment;
- suggestion of an optimal technology, based on considerations of reliability, functional capabilities and required financial investment, for implementation in Kazakhstan.
Task 3: Conduct a review of KEGOC’s system and suggest a KEGOC substation to host a pilot application of the suggested digital substation technology. Depending on data requirements, consultants might be requested to sign a Non-Discloser Agreement (NDA).
Task 4: Develop and submit a comprehensive report on cost-benefits analysis of installing the technology throughout KEGOC’s system. The report must describe technical and financial benefits of installing the technology throughout KEGOC’s system.
Task 5: Develop and submit a draft Scope of Work for implementing the project on integrating the technology throughout KEGOC’s system. The Scope of Work must provide for maximum possible compliance with current requirements of industry regulations and the Economic Internal Rate of Return (EIRR) of KEGOC.
Task 6: Present findings of the KEGOC’s system review, the cost-benefits report and a draft Scope of Work to KEGOC engineers and executives.