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The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

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Roman Berdnikov

Roman Berdnikov

First Deputy General Director, Member of the Management Board, RusHydro
Quotes
06.09.2022
EEF 2022
Green Energy in the Far East. Supplying Energy to Remote and Isolated Areas of the Region
Looking ahead, if we want to launch this programme and make it widespread, we still need tax incentives and subsidized loans. When an investor comes to a bank, the bank sees energy service contracts as high-risk, and they [the banks – ed.] are very tough about giving out [loans – ed.]
06.09.2022
EEF 2022
Green Energy in the Far East. Supplying Energy to Remote and Isolated Areas of the Region
The first two settlements where we launched our initiative are so far showing results. There’s around a 30–50% saving on fuel. <...> I don’t want to jinx things, but we are even a bit ahead of our plan to cut the volume of transported fuel
06.09.2022
EEF 2022
Green Energy in the Far East. Supplying Energy to Remote and Isolated Areas of the Region
We had the aim of reducing the amount of fuel brought in. Around RUB 5 billion is needed annually on diesel fuel alone in order to meet the needs of the Sakha Republic – that’s 143 isolated settlements
13.10.2022
Russian Energy Week 2022
Meeting of the Electric Power Innovation Club on the topic: Innovations in the Sanctions Era
We need to understand what we have in industry and find the real potential to know what we can produce and to avoid going around asking whether we can produce it or not
13.10.2022
Russian Energy Week 2022
Meeting of the Electric Power Innovation Club on the topic: Innovations in the Sanctions Era
If we start reducing the energy supply through innovation, you will not praise us. <...> We need to look at the complex story. <...> If we are innovating, we need to let something go, for example rates. <...> In addition, state companies do not share innovatio
12.10.2022
Russian Energy Week 2022
Forecasting Regional Fuel and Energy Balances to Improve Investment Attractiveness
We need to find a compromise on how to plan properly, taking into account the long-term development of generation facilities. Let’s look at the planning horizon a little wider, this will allow us to plan properly
12.10.2022
Russian Energy Week 2022
Forecasting Regional Fuel and Energy Balances to Improve Investment Attractiveness
The main problem we need to solve within the planning system is the different planning horizon of consumers and generators: while the consumer plans consumption for 4 to 5 years at the most, the planning horizon of the plants is quite different
14.10.2021
Russian Energy Week 2021
Green Energy in the Arctic
RusHydro is constructing a number of diesel/solar hybrid generators as per a set of new energy service contracts. By 2024, 72 settlements in Yakutia and 7 in Kamchatka will have generators installed. This will help in efforts to upgrade the energy system, freeze energy tariffs, and reduce deliveries of diesel fuel by 30%
14.10.2021
Russian Energy Week 2021
Green Energy in the Arctic
Currently, green projects are primarily aimed at supplying energy to small settlements. If we want to talk about the need to develop large-scale production, then new approaches will be required. Due to the vast distances involved in the Russian Arctic, many green technologies are impractical, because they will never pay off. Some projects may be interesting in Europe, but for us they are not economically viable
13.10.2021
Russian Energy Week 2021
Russia-2060: Perspectives of Green Energy
Russia’s biggest advantage is its untapped hydropower potential. If you look at countries across the globe, at global experience, it becomes apparent that the countries with the lowest carbon dioxide emissions are the ones who have chosen to focus on the development of traditional hydropower. <...> These include Norway, Brazil, and the USA. The USA has unlocked 78% of its potential in hydropower. In Europe, this figure is 71%. <...> Hydropower brings with it enormous benefits, both directly, and indirectly in terms of reducing CO2 emissions. In addition, it fulfils the main objective of the energy sector – to offer a reliable energy supply and meet growing demand for electric power
03.09.2021
EEF 2021
The Far Eastern Concession: How to Achieve an Infrastructure Breakthrough
We are currently moving together with the governors on issues related to the modernization of urban heat supply systems. The question of heat supply is especially pertinent for the Far East, more pertinent than in other parts of Russia
03.09.2021
EEF 2021
Clean Energy for the Far East: People and Projects
Of course, we need to raise a net consumer as well. In this sense, it isn’t an entirely new type of activity, it’s electric transport. We believe it needs to be encouraged. Our plans call for the installation of 150 charging stations in the Far East by the end of next year. It is more localized in terms of electric vehicles. There are about 4,000 of the cars in the Primorye Territory alone, and no more than 10,000 across the entire country
03.09.2021
EEF 2021
Clean Energy for the Far East: People and Projects
We are talking about thermal generation, which will provide for all of the Far East’s heat and electricity needs. We have 6 projects on the go for modernization, replacement; for thermal power plants. And the most important thing we are doing in this project is moving on from coal, minimizing its share, and switching over to gas. We plan to commission all the facilities by 2026, and after commissioning, 50% of our thermal generation will have moved on from coal, with gas generation and a modern technological solution in its place
03.09.2021
EEF 2021
Clean Energy for the Far East: People and Projects
Spaces here are large, territories hard-to-reach, and settlements scattered. Centralized energy supply reaches only a very small percentage, approximately 36%, of our territory. We have boiler houses that are still fuelled by oil. There is a very large number of coal-fired boiler houses that need to be converted to another fuel to meet environmental requirements and for logistical reasons
03.09.2021
EEF 2021
Clean Energy for the Far East: People and Projects
In the Republic of Sakha, localized power supply for isolated remote villages extends to 143 decentralized villages. These are small villages scattered throughout Yakutia. There are issues with delivery and high costs. We also have the Kamchatka Territory with approximately 20 sites. It is logistically complicated. On average, for the Republic of Sakha alone, we buy approximately RUB 5 billion worth of diesel fuel per year – that’s a pretty significant number
03.09.2021
EEF 2021
Clean Energy for the Far East: People and Projects
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
03.09.2021
EEF 2021
Clean Energy for the Far East: People and Projects
Despite all the processes that make up economic life, the Far East is constantly growing in terms of electricity consumption. The sustained trend for consumption growth is 3.2% growth in 2019 and 1.2% in 2020. Further plans until 2031 show an average increase in electricity consumption of 3–3.2%. This is higher than the average in Russia
02.09.2021
EEF 2021
Healthy Ambitions: Presentation of Landmark Projects in the Far East
A disadvantage of tidal plants is their remote locations, and its capacities need to be used. Another drawback is its relatively unstable operation, so it needs to be aligned with an energy system. If large capacities are involved, this will disturb the power system to a certain extent, and the power system needs corresponding adjustment. The plant is unlikely to be directly connected to the consumer
02.09.2021
EEF 2021
Healthy Ambitions: Presentation of Landmark Projects in the Far East
Water-based power generation is great in terms of an understandable power generation factor. <...> The main advantage is that the cost of generated electricity does not depend on the cost of fuel. Recently the coal price has risen catastrophically, and the perspectives of gas prices are unclear