Sechin has offered to export electricity from Russia to the island of Honshu

Sechin has offered to export electricity from Russia to the island of Honshu


This scheme, says the head of “Rosneft” will help to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere in Japan and produce clean energy.

TOKYO, 6 Nov. The head of “Rosneft” Igor Sechin suggested that in addition to the project of electricity supply from Sakhalin to the Northern Japanese island of Hokkaido to consider in the long term, the possibility of energy exports from the Russian Far East on the island of Honshu — the largest in Japan, where the country’s capital and many other major cities.

“I think in the long-term agenda can be put also the question of an even more ambitious project — the supply of electricity from the Russian Far East to the most populated and industrially developed island of Honshu,” said Sechin, speaking at the international conference on energy cooperation between Russia and Japan.

He noted that the supply of electricity from Sakhalin to Hokkaido would improve the sustainability of supply of power to the most Northern Japanese island, and also reduce the cost of electricity for consumers.

“And another important advantage — this scheme will help reduce carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere in Japan and will allow you to have clean energy,” — said the head of “Rosneft”.