Title: Ensuring the balance of interests in the course of distributed energy networks development and increasing the share of renewable energy in the Russian Federation

Authors: Vitaliy Zhdanov; Elena Kropinova

Addresses: Kaliningrad Regional Union of Consumer Societies, 236039, Kaliningrad, str. Komsomolskaya, 41, Russia ' Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, 236041, Kaliningrad, A. Nevskogo, 14, Russia

Abstract: An interest in the use of renewable energy sources (RES) and fossil fuel-free facilities has massively increased across the world. At the same time, energy supply in the Russian Federation (RF) has been historically dominated by a centralised system of energy generation and distribution. Small, less powerful generation facilities do not get a direct access to the national power delivery system and represent, in fact, local energy-clusters servicing the needs of final consumers. Owing to political-administrative and technical/technological limitations, the development of distributed energy networks in RF is slow. The aim of the research conducted is to determine the approaches to forming the scientific and methodological principles for modernising the energy generation and distribution system in RF. Based on the balance of interests of the agents, the objectives for developed were defined. Measures to foster development of distributed energy networks and the share of renewable energy in RF were proposed.

Keywords: balance of interests; renewable energy sources; energy generation; Russian Federation; distributed generation; industrial ecology; sustainable development; state support; government support; regional development; distributed energy networks; sustainability.

DOI: 10.1504/PIE.2015.073419

Progress in Industrial Ecology, An International Journal, 2015 Vol.9 No.3, pp.296 - 311

Received: 02 Aug 2014
Accepted: 09 May 2015

Published online: 02 Dec 2015 *

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