Cover Osteuropa 7/2013

In Osteuropa 7/2013

Renewable Energy in Russia

Roland Götz

Deutsche Fassung


Renewable sources of energy play a marginal role in Russia. This will change little in the coming years. Moscow is putting its betting merely on the development of large hydroelectric power stations – but even more so on new nuclear and coal power plants. In addition, selected plants that run on other “non-traditional” renewable energies are to be connected to the national grid. The equipping of independent plants so that they may use renewable energy sources that could replace or at least supplement the electricity generated by diesel generators or coal power plants remains subject to the initiative of local and regional authorities. The same goes for the joint production of electricity and heat in small installations where renewable energy sources can also be used.

(Osteuropa 7/2013, pp. 123–138)