October 25, 2020

Green energy in Russia is not able to compete with nuclear power plants and thermal power plants

Green energy in Russia is not able to compete with nuclear power plants and thermal power plants

Increased green electricity generation inRussia will grow by 50%, but it will not be able to supplant traditional generation. The economic efficiency of renewable energy (RES) rests on the imperfection of technology.

In Russia they support domesticrenewable energy producers. With the support of the Institute for the Development of the Venture Market of the Russian Federation, a road map of the National Technology Initiative "Energy", approved by the government in 2018 for the release of Russian energy companies to the global market.

However, the construction of renewable energy in Russia is economicallyeffective only in certain areas that are far from thermal and nuclear power plants, for example, the Orenburg region. This opinion is shared by Oleg Kolobov, Leading Advisor to the Department for Fuel and Energy Sector and Housing and Public Utilities.

The main problem is inabilitysolar and wind turbines provide continuous generation of electricity. The result is interruptions in the operation of enterprises, which lead to breakdowns or downtime of equipment.

In addition, Russia may introduce a ban onparticipation of foreign companies in renewable energy projects. The idea of ​​restricting foreign designers in the construction of green energy facilities is being discussed as part of a regulatory strategy for this area in Russia. The result may be an increase in the cost of creating new facilities for the generation of clean energy, since most Russian solar and wind power plants were built with the participation of German, Chinese, Italian or Finnish companies.

Meanwhile, the first solar power station was opened in the Omsk region.

text: Dmitry Tokarev