|The Regional Energy Saving Center will be established in the Vologda region|
After the results of the meeting with the working group on energy efficiency, which was attended by Deputy Director General of the Russian Energy Agency of the Ministry of Energy, Project National Director of the UNDP-GEF Project, "Building energy efficiency in the North-West of Russia," Igor Kozhukhovsky, experts of this Project, and representatives of various departments of the Vologda region Government, the First Deputy Governor, Anton Koltsov, stated the following:
"Today we held a working group to start energy service contracts that will allow us to carry out work to reduce energy loads and save energy, primarily in the objects of budgetary sphere. Now we are at the stage of preparation of energy service contracts to attract extra-budgetary funds, and colleagues from the UNDP-GEF Project to help us not only with methodology, but also with finances, which is very important to us. During our interaction, over 28 million rubles were provided from their side in the form of grants and support measures."
In particular, we are talking about the allocation of funds for conducting energy-efficient capital repairs of the building of Health Care Clinic №3 in Vologda and the methodological support of educational programs that are implemented on the basis of VoSU.
"The region has an energy manager who works with the information system, conducts an inventory of buildings and identifies the point of greatest inefficiency and prepares the projects for implementation of energy service contracts. In fact, the regional energy manager and our project helped to create an effective system of management for energy conservation in the Vologda region. I am grateful to the Government of the region for their active and interested position on this issue. And I think the Vologda region is one of the most progressive," said Deputy General Director of Russian Energy Agency of the Ministry of Energy, the Project National Director of the UNDP-GEF Project, "Building energy efficiency in the North-West of Russia," Igor Kozhukhovsky.
"We've already conducted an inventory of all public institutions. We have 283 budget companies and 1,000 buildings. Information obtained from the technical inventory will establish the basis for further study, what and where of energy service contracts we have to conclude first in order to reduce our energy consumption. The Center for Energy Savings will be coordinating piece that will do this work," said the first Deputy Governor, Anton Koltsov.
We will add that the concept of "energy efficiency" includes the use of energy efficient materials, the introduction of smart meters, regulation of heating, water supply and specialized information systems. All of this promotes the transparency of energy consumption.
Interview with A. Koltsov
Interview with I. Kozhukhovsky
The news from the website of the Official portal of the Vologda region: http://vologda-oblast.ru/novosti/regionalnyy_tsentr_energosberezheniya_budet_sozdan_v_vologodskoy_oblasti/