“Peretok Light”: the most important things in the Russian and world energy industry for the period from 17th to 23d of December
The Ministry of Energy starts to develop a new special facility for the modernization of thermal power plants in the Far Eastern Federal DistrictAt the same time, the authorities launched the development of another important draft law - on the mechanism for renovation of power facilities in the Far East. Until this time there have been discussed only approaches to the Far Eastern modernization in the sector, now the work should move into a practical direction: the Ministry of Energy plans to adopt amendments in the course of the next year.
But the authorities of the The Zabaikalye Territory decided that the temporary gap between the ban on transfer to regulated contracts and the adoption of the relevant law is the ideal time to change the status of the region to the a territory “with performance peculiarities”.
An exclusive interview of the new head of the “MRSK Center” for the Peretok tells about the plan of upscaling the Kaliningrad experience in Central Russia, and according to which criteria the first six regions were selected for the start of the digitalization program.
The head of the GEH does not believe in the creation of the high – powered Russian gas turbine in three yearsA new surge occurred last week and during the absentee discussion about the prospects for localization (or development of the own) high-power gas turbines.
First, Denis Fedorov, the head of the “Gazprom Energy Holding”, once again supported the idea of GTP localization in cooperation with foreign partners, telling that at first his company would be engaged in the modernization of the Steam power units, but not the Combined cycle gas turbine units.
The engineering association, which turned out to be under Western sanctions together with the main owner, Alexey Mordashov, is still focused on the independent construction of gas turbines with the governmental financial support.
The US Treasury Department decided to call off sanctions against En +, “Rusal” and “Eurosibenergo” in a monthIn the middle of the week, encouraging news for the second pricing zone of the Russian energy market came from Washington. The US Department of the Treasury agreed to call off sanctions against “Rusal”, the largest energy consumer in Siberia. However, the conditions of the compromise can hardly please the key co-owner of the company Oleg Deripaska - he will not be able to influence the management of the holding and receive profit from it, remaining on the sanction list. In addition, the decision of the administration of President Trump has many opponents in the United States.
En + is not sure that the US Congress will not issue additional requirements for calling off sanctions
FAS, “Unipro” and SO have signed the peaceful settlement with regard to the case of SDPP Berezovskaya, the claims have been removedThe scandalous proceedings between the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (FAS) on the one hand, and "Unipro" and "Systemny Operator" - on the other ended with the settlement agreement. Anti-Monopoly Service insisted: consumers overpaid the generator almost 1 billion rubles when paying for the power facility of the third emergency unit of SDPP Berezovskaya. The unit was built under a power supply contract (PSC for TPP), but soon after its commissioning a large-scale fire has occurred. The decision of the FAS is the basis for compensation of damage caused to consumers; the peaceful settlement under the terms of "Unipro" can remove this opportunity for consumers, as the "Kommersant" has wrote earlier.