PAO RusHydro jointly with the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) held 5th International Conference "Renewable Energy Development in the Russian Far East." More than 350 delegates from 112 Russian and foreign organizations took part in the event.
The Conference was attended by representatives of state corporations Rosatom and Rosnano, the Governments of Primorsky Krai and the Sakhalin Oblast, as well as numerous foreign guests - representatives of the Japanese governmental organization NEDO; Japanese companies Mitsui and Co. Ltd, Komaihaltec Ltd., Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Ltd, Saft Russia (France), Apfelbaum Industrial Inc. and Caterpillar Inc. (USA), and many others.
RusHydro, Mobile power engineering, Yakutskenergo, Sakhaenergo, Energo / SAT, Nauka-Energotech, Mitsui displayed their samples of generating equipment operating on the basis of renewable energy sources at an exhibition. The opening ceremony of the Conference began with the traditional ceremony of algys-blessing and Yakut taiga tea made by solar-power.
In just two days, the exhibition was visited by more than 600 people - representatives of science, business, local authorities, developers and designers of equipment and technical systems. One of the first to visit the exhibition was Head of Yakutia Egor Borisov, First Deputy Chairman of the government of Yakutia Aleksei Kolodeznikov, Minister of Housing and Communal Services and Energy of Yakutia Gavril Levin, Director of Long-term Development Department of RusHydro Aleksei Kaplun.
The plenary sessions of the Conference actively discussed the urgent problem of rational use of resources and the need to move to the "energy of the future" on the basis of renewable sources. Participants of the Conference reacted with interest to the unique experience in the construction and operation of renewable energy sources in the conditions of extremely low temperatures and squall winds in the Far Eastern territories. It was noted that a lot of sun, wind and other renewable resources are now required to competently use in Russia. A striking example of this today is Yakutia, Kamchatka and Sakhalin, where RES facilities have been built and successfully operated, and the largest solar station beyond the Arctic Circle in the village of Batagai with a capacity of 1 MW was included in the Guinness Book of Records.
More than 100 reports on the topics Russian experience in the implementation of RES projects, Statutory regulation, Measures of state support and possibilities for financing renewable energy projects, West and East: best technologies and projects and others were presented at the discussion sites.