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Briefing of Oleg Rybalko, the Head of the Department of Electric Power Industry, Electric Efficiency and Tariff Policy” of the Smolensk Region
 

20.05.2014 Briefing of Oleg Rybalko, the Head of the Department of Electric Power Industry, Electric Efficiency and Tariff Policy” of the Smolensk Region

Briefing of Oleg Rybalko, the Head of the Department of Electric Power Industry, Electric Efficiency and Tariff Policy” of the Smolensk Region
Oleg Rybalko, the Head of the Department of Electric Power Industry, Electric Efficiency and Tariff Policy” of the Smolensk Region had a briefing with the local mass media.

Oleg Rybalko mentioned that the price of the technological connection to the electric power lines of OJSC “MRSK Centre” in the Smolensk Region was reduced from 13,7 thousand rubles per kW in 2011 to 12,7 thousand rubles per kW in 2013.

Oleg Rybalko thinks that this policy will have a positive effect on the investment potential of the region.

The program instruments of electricity saving technologies in 2013 financed from the regional budget in the amount of 156 mln rubles as well as private funds of OJSC “MRSK Centre-Smolenskenergo” in the amount of 281 million rubles allowed to raise additional funds from the federal budget in the amount of 86.3 million rubles”.

The main focus in electricity saving policy was made on the modernisation and construction of heat supply facilities for housing and social sphere. The region managed to attract 3 invested rubles for 1 ruble spent from the budget. Oleg Rybalko explained that the further implementation of the program will save funds due to the lower consumption and loss of energy resources in the amount of 112 million rubles. Besides, the program of electricity saving technologies reduces the share of energy consumption in the gross regional product by 4% a year.

“The region created favourable conditions for attracting private investment into the increase of energy efficiency of heat supplying infrastructure. The volume of investment in 2013 reached 26 mln rubles, over three rubles were invested per one ruble spent from the budget. In addition, over 18 mln rubles were invested into the modernisation of street illumination in Rudnya and Ozyorny settlement in 2013, the towns received over 1100 illumination lamps” – said Oleg Rybalko, the head of the Department of Electric power Industry, Electric Efficiency and Tariff Policy.