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Swedish (Västerbotten) Karelian
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Renewable Energy in North-West Russia

Project purpose

Promote renewable energy and energy efficiency in Northwest Russia based on the Nordic experience.

Administrative partners

Swedish-Karelian Information Business Centre, Petrozavodsk, Ltd. Storvik Consult, Murmansk.

Arkhangelsk region
  • Ministry for Energy and Grid Electricity of Arkhangelsk region
  • Energy-efficiency Center of Arkhangelsk region
  • Northern (Arctic) FederalUniversity
Murmansk region
  • Ministry for energy and housing services
  • Murmansk Agency of Energy Efficiency
  • Kola Science Centre of the Russian Academy of Science
  • Murmansk State Technical University
  • Bellona
Republic of Karelia
  • Ministry of Construction, Housing and Communal Services and Energy of the Republic of Karelia
  • Ministry for Economic Development
  • Karelian Research Center of the Russian Academy of Science
  • Karelian Regional Institute of Management, Economy and Law at Petrozavodsk State University
  • Center of Energy-efficiency of the Republic of Karelia
St. Petersburg
  • St. Petersburg State Technological University of Plant Polymers

Project results

  • Network of Nordic and Russian specialists including representatives of regional and local authorities, energy-efficiency centers and business companies, research institutions and environmental NGOs, as well as international organizations is established;
  • Professional competence and skills level of the project participants are upgraded;
  • Nordic policy on sustainable production and use of renewable energy is learnt and evaluated;
  • Strategy on Heating Supply of the Republic of Karelia for 2014-2020 is prepared as a pilot document.

Project events

  • April 2013, Murmansk.
    Kick-off conference. Main themes: monitoring of the region’s energy sector and defining the area of potential use of renewable energy.
  • June 2013, Kajaani.
    Bioenergy Forum.Main themes: dynamics of the development of bioenergy in Finland, Sweden and the Republic of Karelia, challenges of sustainable forest management and conservation of natural resources, latest technologies in the use of local energy resources.
  • September 2013, Västerbotten
    A group of specialists in the field of energy from Karelia, Murmansk and Arkhangelsk regions visited a number of renewable energyfacilities in the province of Västerbotten, Sweden.
  • 2013-2014 Drafting “Strategy of Heat Supply of the Republic of Karelia Basing on the Local Biofuels until 2020”
  • November 2013, Arkhangelsk.
    Participants of the workshop “Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency”, held in Arkhangelsk, came to the conclusion that development of renewable energy in Russia is the question of the near future.
  • February 2014, Arkhangelsk
    Two project events — training seminar “Energy conservation and energy efficiency in housing and communal services” and a round table “Problems of networking research and educational institutions in the field of energy saving in the North-West Russia” took place in the Integrated Learning Center in the field of energy efficiency at Northern (Arctic) Federal University.
  • March, October 2014, Petrozavodsk
    Workshops organized for owners and tenants of industrial premises, specialists from municipalities. Participants were offered study tours to the Mini techno-park on energy efficiency on the basis of Urozeroeducational and recreational center.
  • September 2014, Västerbotten
    Study visitto Västerbotten.
  • September 2014, Arkhangelsk
    Seminar “Energy management experience of Northern countries in conditions of climate change”