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It is advantageous to develop alternative energy in Yakutia

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The republic needs to develop alternative energy. It is important to provide uninterrupted electricity to remote and inaccessible settlements. The head of Yakutia, Aisen Nikolaev, stated this November 11 on TV program of the Sakha National Broadcasting Company.

“It is beneficial for our republic to develop alternative energy, as this will reduce the cost of delivering fuel for operating diesel power plants in remote settlements. When delivery of fuel to the northern and arctic regions one kilowatt-hour cost may increase (kW / h) to an average of RUR 100. This is a huge amount of money that the budget of the republic will not be able to replenish, and it will be difficult for people to pay electricity tariffs and develop production and engage in business activities. Therefore, we must develop stations that work with the help of wind and solar energy, then the cost of one kWh will be reduced several times,” the head of the republic said.

An important factor is to ensure the reliability of such wind-diesel stations. Alternative energy will allow to avoid force majeure situations in extreme climatic conditions of Yakutia, when due to emergency shutdowns or breakdowns of the diesel station there is a threat of freezing of villages and settlements.

Aisen Nikolaev recalled that the other day in Tiksi, with the participation of a Japanese company, the first stage of the wind-diesel station was introduced, which should become a wind-diesel complex. “According to our calculations, such a wind-diesel plant will be able to save about 500-600 tons of diesel fuel per year. This is a huge savings, so we intend to continue this work,” said Nikolaev.

He also noted that at different times in Tiksi they tried to build a similar wind-diesel station using German, Dutch and even Russian technologies. But none of them showed its effectiveness in the harsh climatic conditions of Yakutia.

“Japanese technology is different in that it is capable of operating under extremely harsh conditions. Japanese technologies are developed taking into account all the climatic and technological features of our region, and they are very serious and responsible in implementing such large projects. Just today I was reported to me that this wind-diesel plant is capable of operating at wind speeds up to 70 m / s and at a temperature of -50 degrees Celsius,” said Aisen Nikolaev.

He also added that with the participation of the Japanese company Hokkaido Corporation in the suburb of Yakutsk in the village of Syrdakh, the second phase of the year-round greenhouse complex will soon be introduced.