Gref: Russia and the world in “green” energy as long as you go in different directions

Gref: Russia and the world in “green” energy as long as you go in different directions


Neither windmills nor solar plants will not be in Russia, said the head of Sberbank German Gref. According to him, in the country and so there is a huge power, so to build new sources of generation makes no sense.

MOSCOW, 16 Mar. “Green” energy in Russia, unlike other countries, while not claimed, it is necessary to reconsider approaches to the development, said the head of Sberbank German Gref, Chairman of the public Council of the Ministry of energy.

The Ministry at the meeting of Council on Wednesday presented the results of work on the construction of renewable energy and plans to hold new tenders for their construction. In particular, they spoke about the commissioning of new solar power plants in 2015, including the country’s largest Orsk SPP with capacity of 25 MW.

“What windmills? What are solar power plants? Either we do not and will not. Today we have existing solar plant is nowhere to go, they are easier to close and to maintain in operation. If the existing huge capacity that is not needed, then why build new ones? This is a very serious challenge for the intellectual and strategic. It seems like the whole world is this way, but we’re going in the opposite direction. You have to understand conceptually what to do with it,” said Gref.