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[Ambassador report] Thematic report: renewable energy in Russia

by Nikolay Dagaev | 23-10-2019 04:02 Comments 15 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations

Renewable energy in Russia is the energy sector of the country, which uses renewable energy sources. Of the country's total energy supply for 2017, only 4% was from renewable sources, two-thirds of which was from hydropower. Meanwhile, the economic potential of renewable sources of the country is quite large and, according to some estimates, is 270 million tons of conventional fuel per year.

In 2019, Russia adopted the program for the development of solar and wind energy until 2024 "Five gigawatts". It is planned that by 2024 the generation of electricity from renewable energy sources will be about 1% of the total production. Annual GDP growth in Russia will increase by 0.1%, 12 thousand new high-tech jobs will be created.

The leadership of the Russian Federation has set a priority task to improve energy efficiency in General. Therefore, the popularity of renewable energy sources in the Russian regions is increasing.

The development of this industry is as follows.

The use of wind.

The share of wind power does not exceed 30% of all electricity generated in the Russian territory. Our country can not be attributed to the leaders in renewable energy, but this figure can be called quite decent.

Note the presence of a large coefficient of efficiency in wind turbines located in the Caucasus region, the Urals and Altai. Wind power will have to be developed in the Pacific and Arctic oceans, and more specifically, on their Russian coast. Experts are looking for an opportunity to equip the coast of the Azov and Caspian seas, the southern part of Kamchatka, the Kola Peninsula with large wind farms. Localization of the most powerful operating wind farms exists in Bashkortostan, Crimea, Kamchatka and the Kaliningrad region.

Promising areas for the construction of wind turbines in Russia include the coasts of the seas, the Islands of the Arctic ocean.

Use of mountain rivers.

The energy of small water flows is also potentially high. In some Russian regions (for example, in the Caucasus), projects for the construction of small hydroelectric power plants on mountain rivers have been implemented. For such installations, periodic inspection is important. Round-the-clock maintenance of existing equipment is not required. But the inhabitants of the settlements located in these areas, there was enough relatively cheap electric energy. The cost of centralized power supply in these villages would be significantly higher.

Energy of geothermal sources.

The development of energy derived from geothermal sources is dynamic. According to available information, there are 56 such sources of thermal waters in the Russian territory. Of these, only 20 are used in industry. The entire complex of thermal power plants is located on the Kuril Islands and Kamchatka.

It is also commercially feasible to locate geothermal installations in Western Siberia and the North Caucasus.

Solar energy.

On the territory of Crimea, Bashkortostan, Altai Krai you can see a lot of huge sites dotted with solar panels. In these regions, the use of solar energy is the most profitable.

On the basis of data on renewable energy sources in the Russian regions, we can conclude about the slow but correct development of this direction. But it cannot yet be compared with world leaders who use renewable energy efficiently.

The desire to successfully develop Russia's renewable energy sector faces insufficient potential and support. The confidence of Russian power engineers is that in the foreseeable future renewable energy sources will remain only a help for traditional fuels.

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Hema  Sapkota

  • Hema Sapkota says :
    Hello nikolay
    I hope you are doing well

    Great Report
    Thank you so much for this report!
    Keep writing!

    Green cheers
    Posted 19-03-2020 11:52

Nikolay Dagaev

  • Nikolay Dagaev says :
    Hello Sagar! Thank you for your response to my report!
    Posted 18-11-2019 06:12

Nikolay Dagaev

  • Nikolay Dagaev says :
    Hello Asmita! Thank you for your attention and support!
    Posted 18-11-2019 06:11

Nikolay Dagaev

  • Nikolay Dagaev says :
    Hello Meena! )
    Thank you for not forgetting to leave comments to my reports!

    Posted 18-11-2019 06:10

Nikolay Dagaev

  • Nikolay Dagaev says :
    Hello Lisa Mentor! Thank you, I will take note of the remark about the links to the photos.
    Posted 18-11-2019 06:08

Nikolay Dagaev

Nikolay Dagaev

  • Nikolay Dagaev says :
    Hello Hyeongmin Mentor! Indeed, the measures taken by the government to develop renewable energy sources are insufficient to bring about major changes. But I believe in the best case scenario.
    Posted 18-11-2019 05:25

Nikolay Dagaev

  • Nikolay Dagaev says :
    Hello Kushal! Green Cheers from Russia :)
    I'm fine! I hope you do too.

    Posted 18-11-2019 05:22

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Nikolay

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about renewable energy in Russia

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 26-10-2019 10:27

Hyeongmin Mentor

  • Hyeongmin Mentor says :
    Hi Nikolay

    Thank you for the information about the application of various renewable energy sources in Russia. I could learn quite a lot about the potentials of your nation.
    Those supports and efforts being taken by the government might look insufficient and not enough, but it's always those small steps which eventually make differences. There can be variety of opinions about the renewable energy, but it's high potential is not to be neglected and somehow can be used in wise way.

    Thank you for the informative report.

    Keep up the good work.
    Posted 26-10-2019 06:36


  • ALOK DHAKAL says :
    Good report
    Posted 24-10-2019 00:56

Lisa Mentor

  • Lisa Mentor says :
    Hello Nikolay
    this is your mentor Lisa.

    Thank you for sharing the story of your country. I am happy to know that your government is making some valid contributions to promoting renewable energy. Although they might seem insufficient, as long as the people stay aware of these problems, I think Russia has a bright future! Baby steps are always a good way to start a big change and we cannot achieve our goal at once! So don't be too disappointed and we should all keep working hard in our own place:)

    Thanks for the article and plus, please leave the sources for the pictures in your next article! Crediting the author is as important as saving our earth:)

    Green Cheers!
    Posted 23-10-2019 17:23

Meena Pandey

  • Meena Pandey says :
    Hello Nikolay!!!
    I hope you are fine and doing great.
    Thank you for well written report.
    Great to know about Russia's renewable sources of energy.

    Keep writing and shining.
    Warm regards,
    Posted 23-10-2019 15:18

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Greetings nikolay
    I hope you are well.

    Russia is doing great. Good to read this reports..
    Thank you so much!
    Green cheers
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 23-10-2019 11:19

sagar koirala

  • sagar koirala says :
    Helllo Nikolay!
    Green Cheers from Nepal

    I just read your report and its very good.

    Sagar Koirala
    Posted 23-10-2019 11:17

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