Investors and the government seek to improve energy efficiency by switching from coal to gas and atomic and hydrogen generation
Economics dictate that we employ various new designs, and we want to ensure that they are ‘green’, that they bear a ‘green’ footprint. We are open to new developments. In Yakutia, industrial growth this year has been 25%. Without energy development, without a new round of development, there is nothing to talk about. As a result, our programmes are aimed at increasing energy efficiency for industry and for people. We are working on the topic of hydrogen projects — Roman Berdnikov, First Deputy General Director, Member of the Management Board, RusHydro.
The state has devoted considerable attention to supporting renewable energy. Here in the Far East, we have seen the development of a new type of clean energy – that of a floating nuclear power plant. A similar project is being implemented in Chukotka. On the one hand, there is clean, nuclear hydropower, and on the other, big business is getting directly involved — Vitaly Korolev, Deputy Head, Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation.
This year, we were the first in the world in our industry to switch entirely over to ‘green’ electricity, that is, we provide for 100% of our electricity needs from renewable energy sources. We have big plans here. We are reducing coal production, shutting down several of our TPPs for electricity consumption, and converting our plants to clean hydropower. We have many plans for the development of hydrogen on the basis of hydroelectric power plants — Aleksey Kaplun, Chief Executive Officer, H2 Clean Energy.