Chubais waiting for the ambulance revolution in the power industry

Chubais waiting for the ambulance revolution in the power industry


At the new stage of alternative energy will strengthen their positions and increase the share of generation, the head of the Corporation “RUSNANO” Anatoly Chubais.

MOSCOW, 15 Jan. Alternative energy by 2020 can produce in Russia at least 1,500 megawatts of solar energy and about 3000 megawatts of wind energy, and industrial storage of electricity will lead to a reduction of about one third of existing generating capacity, says the head of the Corporation “RUSNANO” Anatoly Chubais.

“In the next 10 years (thermal coal and generation — ed.) do not have any revolutions…. Alternative energy is a serious matter,” said Chubais, speaking at the plenary session of the Gaidar economic forum at the Ranepa.

“In ten years, maybe much less 2.3 years — the world is entering a very fundamental transition,” he added. “In this sense, radically alternative energy will strengthen their positions and increase the share of power generation,” he said. This will allow by 2020 to reach a minimum of 1,500 megawatts of solar energy and 3,000 megawatts of wind energy, said Chubais.

“Here in Russia, we stand on the threshold of rapid changes, we don’t just create solar energy, which is created in Russia before our eyes… but I don’t see, unfortunately, some of the following technological conversions that would make Russia a leader in these industries,” — said the head of “RUSNANO”.

In the electricity sector, however, will happen in the next few years deep a revolution, he said. “Industrial storage of electricity is a history of 5-10 years… This is just in case means that about a third of the capacity of electric power becomes unnecessary in fact”, — said Chubais.

Industrial storage of electricity with the ability to use it as needed, Chubais called a revolution. “It touches every home, when we are seriously talking about systems that at home quite effective… In more complicated form ensures the independence of the manufacturer from consumers”, he expects. “In a more complex embodiment, when the level of the house added a solar panel and this house becomes a generator — this is a fundamental change in the whole energy system,” predicts Chubais.