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Priorities and tasks for energy saving in Russian cities presented in Seoul

Seoul, May 18th. - The conference "Eco-energy Town Workshop" took place in Seol under the auspices of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea. The event was attended by scientists and experts from the Republic of Korea, China, the Netherlands, France, Indonesia.

Ilya Dolmatov, Director of the Institute for Problems of Pricing and Regulation of Natural Monopolies of the National Research University "Higher School of Economics", presented a report "Energy efficient cities in Russia: priorities and challenges for the future" at the session "opportunities and challenges of building energy efficient cities".

In his report Mr Dolmatov highlighted priorities for the National energy saving policy in Russian cities which included

  •  transition to the use of energy-efficient (LED) light sources in street lighting and in public buildings;
  • increasing the energy efficiency of buildings by introducing automatic weather regulation of heat consumption;
  •  transition to modern low-carbon technologies in small settlements.

Further it was proposed to conduct regular monitoring of the development of technologies, their active implementation in the framework of urban infrastructure modernization programs. The use of benchmarking is seen as an important tool for identifying competitive and promising technologies, best practices and creating motivating mechanisms for cities. Smart areas, lighting, heating and air conditioning, construction, renewable energy sources, and the transport sector were identified as spheres with the greatest potential for applying energy-efficient technologies.

The participants showed interest in the proposed initiatives and their readiness for cooperation.

Energy efficient cities in Russia:priorities and challenges for the future