Alternative energy sources can give an impetus to the development of the Arctic zone of the republic. This was stated by Minister of Housing and Energy of the Region Dmitry Sadovnikov, Yakutia 24 TV channel reports with the reference to the department.
He noted that in 2019, the industry saw several significant events that will impact the energy development in Yakutia.
“The beginning of the year was marked by the unification of the Central and Southern energy districts with the Unified Energy System of Russia, which made it possible to ensure the reliability of energy supply to most of the population of the republic,” he said.
The head of the ministry recalled that the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok signed an agreement on interaction and cooperation between the republic and the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom. The agreement determines the procedure for construction of low-power nuclear plants in the republic, including the development of a feasibility study and design and survey work.
Sadovnikov also emphasized that alternative sources of energy could become the impetus for the development of the Arctic of Yakutia. “Today, in cooperation with Japanese companies and PJSC RusHydro, the construction of the first wind-diesel complex in Yakutia in the Tiksi village successfully continues. The facility will be commissioned in 2020,” he said.