The participants of the “RUGRIDS-ELECTRO” discussed the project of the energy bridge between Europe and Asia

The participants of the “RUGRIDS-ELECTRO” discussed the project of the energy bridge between Europe and Asia


The perspective of the electricity mega-projects in the far East and in Eastern Siberia, Russia’s role in the creation of the extend between Europe and Asia has become a key topic of discussion at the plenary session held in Moscow forum “RUGRIDS-ELECTRO”, said the head of the press service of the company “rosseti” Ekaterina Petrov.

MOSCOW, 22 Oct./strong>. The perspective of the electricity mega-projects in the far East and in Eastern Siberia, Russia’s role in the creation of the extend between Europe and Asia has become a key topic of discussion at the plenary session held in Moscow forum “RUGRIDS-ELECTRO”, said the head of the press service of the company “rosseti” Ekaterina Petrov.

Russia stands as the primary land (the TRANS-Siberian railway), sea (Northern sea route)
and energy corridor between East Asia and Europe, which allows it to play a leading role in the implementation of the transnational mega-projects.

“Striving for the development of energy infrastructure in Eastern Siberia and the Far East,
Russia can engage in transnational technological alliances, prospects and discussed at the forum”, — said Petrov.

The plenary noted that, according to forecasts, by 2035 the share of Asia Pacific in global energy consumption will grow by more than 8% compared with 2010. In terms of diversification of political and economic relations of Russia with this region there is no lack of impulses to the cooperation of the state.

In particular, the first Deputy head of RF Ministry of energy Alexey Teksler considers the project of creation of “Asian supergenerators”, involving the unification of power systems of Russia, China, Japan, Mongolia and South Korea.

According to him, the potential volume of inter-system power flows “Asian supergenerators” can be more than 15 GW. With the Japanese side is considering the possibility of creating an energy bridge between Russia (Sakhalin island) — Japan (Hokkaido island). The export potential of the project to 20 billion kWh per year. With Korean partners discussed the construction of energy bridge “Russia — Korean Peninsula”, involving the connection of power systems of the two countries power lines high bandwidth via the DPRK.

“Ultimately, the development of energy projects in the far East and Eastern Siberia and cooperation with the Asia-Pacific region will contribute to the disclosure of the industrial potential of Russia, the creation of new forms of interstate cooperation in the energy sphere”, — cited “Russian grids” the words of the Deputy Minister.

Experts “RUGRIDS-ELECTRO” also addressed the issue of technological readiness of Russia and countries of the Asia-Pacific region to implement such a complex and large-scale infrastructure projects. According to first Deputy General Director of JSC “rosseti” Roman Berdnikov, he sees no special technical problems in the transmission of energy over long distances. “Two to four gigawatts to send you. Chinese partners are open to dialogue, the process of integration goes,” said Berdnikov.

As noted by the panelists, the implementation of such large-scale projects should be their attractiveness to investors and ability to bring real benefits to all participants. Also needed is the synergy of political, scientific and industrial capabilities of the countries participating in the project. “The network may be worldwide, but not for the sake of gigantism, and for a fundamental change in the fuel balance in the world”, — said the senior partner, McKinsey Stepan Solzhenitsyn.

In conclusion of the plenary session, Alexey Teksler has awarded winners of competition of professional skill “Best in profession” of the energy industry in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the great Patriotic war.

In the framework of the business program of the “RUGRIDS-ELECTRO” also held a national regional conference “energy Efficiency and resource saving”, a communication forum “New opportunities in the development of strategic communications in the electric power industry in today’s market”, a series of roundtables.

International electric power forum “Rugrids-Electro. The electrical network. New opportunities” is being held October 20-23 in Moscow “Expocenter”. Rugrids-Electro, which is the main forum in the field of electric power, includes a business program, as well as the largest exposition for demonstrations of scientific and technical potential in the field of electricity. Organizers — JSC rosseti and Expocentre under the auspices of the Ministry of energy of the Russian Federation. For the two-day forum 2015 was attended by over two thousand experts, including representatives from 800 Russian and foreign companies.