MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
The meeting reviewed the progress in the preparation of fuel and energy balances in the regions, as well as issues of improving the environmental performance of power generation in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak took part via videoconference in a meeting of the working group of the State Council of the Russian Federation in the area of ”Energy”. Within the framework of the meeting, with the participation of the chairman of the commission, the governor of Kuzbass Sergey Tsivilev, representatives of the federal executive authorities, constituent entities of the Russian Federation, energy companies, scientific associations and experts, the issues of preparing the fuel and energy balances of the regions as part of the execution of the President’s order, electrification of heating and hot water supply were considered. So, it was about the possibility of decommissioning thermal power plants with the replacement of generating capacities in the regions of Lake Baikal using the example of the city of Baikalsk and the proposed directions for the development of the electric power industry.
As Alexander Novak emphasized, the development of predictive target fuel and energy balances (TEBs) is directly related to the process of gasification of the regions, which is carried out as part of the execution of the President’s order and should be completed by April 21 this year. At the same time, TEBs must be received by the Government before March 15.
In parallel, work is underway to approve road maps to achieve the predicted target fuel and energy balances. As it was noted at the meeting, the predictive fuel and energy bills being developed will become the basis for the formation of vectors for the development of regions, and will take into account the dynamics of changes in the situation regarding the use of clean energy sources. It is expected that as a result, the level of gasification of citizens will increase significantly in the regions, as well as the environmental situation will improve due to the transfer of generation to cleaner types of energy.
“We are working with the regions through the Federal Headquarters for Gasification, regional headquarters are working. Recently, the President instructed that headquarters in the regions be headed by governors. Now the heads of 54 regions are conducting the work of headquarters,” Alexander Novak added.
As a result of the meeting, a number of regions of the country were recommended to accelerate the development of target fuel and energy balances. The development of TEBs is based on the approved methodology, while each of the forecasts should be based on the specifics of the region and be as effective as possible for it, Sergey Tsivilev emphasized. “Our task is both to solve environmental issues and to keep energy prices at the lowest possible levels,” he added.
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