Support private investment in the sector to drive efficiencies and technological advances
Personally, I would give major private investors the chance to continue investing and participating in the sector. We need to develop instruments to facilitate this, such as alternative heating plants and cost benchmarking tools in related areas — German Mustafin, General Director, Siberian Generating Company.
When the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation held a competition on digitalisation, we were awarded RUB 12 billion. By November or the start of December we will have finished designing a megacity which is intended to be a digital twin of Yekaterinburg, based around the topic of automation, metering and so on. Our current task is to replicate the project across all cities that we are present in. We plan to do so, and we’ve taken all steps to digitalize the company as part of a wider investment programme worth RUB 42 billion — Andrey Vagner, Chairman of the Board, General Director, T Plus.
In Krasnoyarsk, there is currently a trial under way in part of the city, which is looking at the electrification of heat, i.e., replacing individual coal heating systems with electric heating. The trial has shown us the importance and necessity that consumers attach to this. Our feeling is that consumers are willing to pay for this — German Mustafin, General Director, Siberian Generating Company.