Thanks to the active joint work of the government and businesses, renewable energy in Russia already is a success as an industry. The volume of generation doubles annually on the wholesale market of electric energy. Over 300 megawatts of renewable energy may be introduced this year. In isolated energy districts, power plants based on renewable energy sources and hybrid power plants are already starting to replace traditional energy sources. The development of regulatory legislation has been completed, which will allow introducing renewable energy sources for ordinary households. The main task for the development of country’s green energy is creating our own technological and production basis, which would be capable of expanding the presence of Russian producers in the global energy markets. We set ambitious tasks and, of course, we will strive to accomplish them — Alexey Texler, First Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation.
It is obvious to everyone that the [RES] industry has been born <...> The president spoke about it among other priorities <...> This is the most important result. It is provided by the colossal work of the Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of Industry, dozens of regulations, the most complex regulatory system that is working — Anatoliy Chubais, Chairman of the Executive Board, RUSNANO Corporation.
Energy industry is being transformed <…> towards renewable sources — Alexander Chuvaev, Executive Vice President, Head of the Russia Division, Fortum Corporation.
From the standpoint of generation launch, since the end of 2014 renewable energy has been ahead of the traditional ones: coal, gas and other types of generation. <...> This trend continues — Alexey Texler, First Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation.