Implementation of the system, running exclusively on renewable energy sources, will allow Russia by 20% to reduce the cost of electricity and become one of the most competitive regions in the world, the researchers said.
MOSCOW, 1 Jan. The experts at Lappeenranta University of technology have designed for Russia and Central Asian countries energy system model employed at the expense of renewable energy, reports the International Business Times.
Researchers at a Finnish University suggesting that such a system could work by solar and geothermal energy, wind (60% of all energy), water and biomass. The total energy capacity of the system is 550 gigawatt, according to the model 162 gigawatts above the current ability of the power system.
“We believe that this is the first ever model one hundred percent renewable energy, designed for Russia and Central Asia. It shows that Russia can become one of the most energetically competitive regions of the world”, — quotes the edition of one of the authors of the study, Christian Breuer.
According to experts, the transition to 100% of the energy used from renewable sources by 2030 goal is more than achievable. In addition, the system is less expensive than the one based on nuclear power or the technology of carbon capture and storage carbon dioxide — its implementation will allow to reduce costs by 20%.