on March 18, 2011 ACIG organized a round table on the issues of energy efficient territories’ development.
On March 18, 2011, a round table on “The Innovations in Energy Supply as the Key Factor of Energy Effective Development of Territories for the Benefit of the Present and Future Generations” the organizers of which were the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation and ACIG, took place in the Academic Council Conference Room of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.
The round table meeting was organized within the International Practical Conference “Russia and the World: In Search of Innovation Strategy” held by the RPANEPA from March 16 to March 19, 2011.
The following people acted as moderators of the round table: Auzan A.A., head of the Consulting Group of the Presidential Commission for Modernization and Technological Development of Russia's Economy, and Kuzmichyov A. Yu., managing partner of ACIG.
The issues of realization of innovation approaches in the energy sector to ensure the sustainable development of regions, cities, and organizations were discussed; the necessity of new organizational mechanisms of energy efficiency management was considered; the existing regulatory base of the Russian Federation in the field of the energy sector, energy efficiency, energy and resource-saving was analyzed. The participants of the round table viewed the matters concerning the practice of realization of energy studies and energy service contracts, changes to the system of tariffs in the energy sector, criteria of assessment of energy efficiency indices for the planning and control purposes.
Voskresensky S. S., deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation made the key report. In his report, Stanislav Voskresensky covered the main areas and the corresponding results of the state’s realization of the Russian Federation energy efficiency policy from the moment of ordaining Federal Law No. 261-FL of 23.11.2009 “On Energy Saving and Enhancement of Energy Efficiency…”.
‘We passed the law that shall ensure the enhancement of energy efficiency of the country by 2020,’ Stanislav Voskresensky said. ‘A new ideology of state purchases is included in the law, it comprises the provisions on the equipment of objects with metering devices and home appliances – with the special marking with the information on their energy consumption, and it also touches the problems of tariff policy.’
The following people took part in the subsequent discussion: Kuyvashev E. V., Deputy authorized representative of the President of the Russian Federation in Ural Federal District, Fardiev I. Sh., Deputy Premier Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan – Minister of Energy of the Republic of Tatarstan, Leshukov I. E., director of the Department of State Energy Policy and Energy Efficiency of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, Yurlova T. N., First Vice-President of Gazprombank OJSC, Ageev M. K., director of Energy Consulting Department of ACIG, Belov V. M., director of the Project Office for energy efficiency of the Inter-agency Analytical Center OJSC, Bulgakova I. A., director of the Department of Housing and Municipal Economy of the Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation, Gavrilov V. V., head of the Board of Directors for the management of projects in energy saving and nature management of Sberbank of Russia, Starchenko A. G., director on energy sector of Novolipetsk Metallurgical Plant, Chicherov E. A., head of the Board of Directors for the CFD of the Energy Forecasting Agency, representatives of educational institutions and consultants in the field of energy supply and saving.
Considering the prospective for the construction and implementation of new organizational mechanisms of energy efficiency management was one of the main discussions.
‘Even despite the availability of the main regulatory documents, a great number of the modern energy saving technologies and innovations, considerable amounts of investment to the increase of the level of energy efficiency, this level remains quite low in Russia, and its dynamics drops behind the similar dynamics in the EU countries, the USA, China, and industrially developed Asia’, Maksim Ageev, director of Energy Consulting Department of ACIG remarked. ‘This fact is in many ways caused by the contemporary state of innovations’ implementation in the field of energy efficiency in Russia being characterized by the focus on the macroeconomic factors: markets, modern technologies, and state regulation. Provided that the acting organizational energy efficiency management mechanisms of regions, cities, and organizations are insufficient, ineffective, and inertial. And this is exactly the solution of organizational problems, development of organizational mechanisms of energy efficiency management (based on such international standards as ISO 50001 “Systems of Energy Management”) that is one of the key factors for the innovational progress in the said area.’
A heated debate, held within the round table “The Innovations in Energy Supply as the Key Factor of Energy Effective Development of Territories for the Benefit of the Present and Future Generations” was one of the main events of the third day of the International Practical Conference “Russia and the World: In Search of Innovation Strategy”.