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Today, RENWEX 2022 has featured the Session on Development of Distributed Generation in Remote and Isolated Areas of the Far East and Arctic, organised by the Corporation for Development of the Far East and Arctic. 

The session was moderated by Vasiliy Potemkin, Deputy Director of the Department of Sectoral Expertise at the Corporation for Development of the Far East and Arctic. According to him, one of the strategic objectives of Russia in the energy sector is to develop distributed generation in remote and isolated areas. There are a lot of such facilities, they are severely outdated, and they are inefficient in terms of consumption of diesel, coal and other fuel. They need to be modernized. In addition, new capacities have to be put into operation. The question is primarily about the Far East and the Arctic, where, due to remoteness, standard approaches do not work and everything has to be approached creatively.

Maksim Zagornov, President of the Distributed Power Generation Association, made a report about distributed generation which is going to be increasingly in demand in the European part of Russia due to expected supply disruptions of equipment for large power plants. The Far East and Arctic are nearly half of our country, with only 8-10% of the population, but they contribute more than half to the Russian budget, and their share of export revenues is close to 70%. So investing in the energy sector in this region could undoubtedly be a profitable investment. Unfortunately, business is not going there today.

During the session, experts looked at practical issues in the operation of electric power systems not connected to the Unified Energy System of Russia.

Watch the broadcast. 

Press Service, EXPOCENTRE AO