Andrey Maximov: Carbon-free resources account for 40.8% of Russia’s energy generation in 2020
Moscow. Sept 15 – Carbon-free resources, such as hydropower plants, nuclear power plants, and renewable energy, accounted for 40.8% of Russia’s energy generation in 2020, Director of the Russian Energy Industry’s Department for the Electric Power Industry Development Andrey Maximov said at a session of the Ecological Wellbeing Forum.
Andrey Maksimov noted the impact of the global climate agenda on the development of the Russian fuel and energy complex. It happens because a significant share of greenhouse gas emissions - about 33.6% - falls on the generation of heat and electricity.
At the same time, the share of carbon-free energy is quite large in Russia. “In 2020, carbon-free facilities generated 40.8% of all electricity in the country (hydropower plants – 20.2%, nuclear power plants – 20.6%, and renewable energy resources – 0.32%),” the department director said.
In addition, Maximov reminded the audience about the main areas of activity that contributes to the ecological policy – the program supporting renewable energy, projects aimed to modernize generation equipment of thermal power plants in price zones (COMMod), the use of innovative power equipment, a program of decommissioning of old facilities, and the market of micro-generation equipment that is new for Russia.