|October 2016. Seminar on energy management in Pskov|
The first regional energy managers in Russia work in only two areas in the North-West of Russia: Pskov and Vologda regions. The Pskov region can rightly be considered the best in the field of energy management. Over the past year, this region has been actively advancing in the implementation of tasks within the EMIS.
To share its experience, the land of Pskov opened its doors to guests from Vologda to talk about and clearly show how the management system for energy resources is being implemented and used at the urban and regional levels. The regional energy Manager in the Vologda region, Natalia Bekryasheva, and the Head of the Department for Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency at the Department of Fuel and Energy Complex of the Vologda region, Evgenia Mazanova, came to Pskov.
The regional energy Manager of the Pskov region instructed her colleague in working with the EMIS. During the training, several budget objects of the Vologda region were entered into the system and examples of energy supplier inclusion, plot construction for energy consumption, and other capabilities of the system were studied.
On October 14, at the Pskov region Administration's office, an information-educational training for staff responsible for administrative issues on the budget objects of social infrastructure of the Pskov region was held. Energy savings and energy efficiency activities, and the use of the EMIS software for data monitoring and administration of energy consumption was also discussed. During the event, colleagues from the region discussed pressing issues in the field of energy efficiency and shared their experience on the implementation of "Regional programs in the field of energy efficiency and energy savings."
Online work with the EMIS was demonstrated to the seminar's participants after a general presentation. In addition, the program's functionality and prospects for its improvement were explained, which aroused great interest and many questions. After the demonstration of the EMIS' functionality, the consultant on implementation of the EMIS in the Pskov region, Andrey Klimenkov, was introduced to the participants. He told the participants details of the technical parameters of the equipment which are required to connect the objects to transfer data to the information database server.
Within the event, the energy Manager in the Vologda region, Natalia Bekryasheva, could clearly see the communication between the energy manager and the staff responsible for energy management at the facilities. She learned about the experience in building a work mechanism in conjunction with the executive bodies of the Pskov region.
After the training and discussion, the Head of the Department for Energy, Energy Conservation, and Gasification of the State Committee of the Pskov region on Tariffs and Energy, Elena Nikolaeva, spoke with the colleague from Vologda and the Head of the Department for Energy Savings and Energy Efficiency at the Department of Fuel and Energy Complex of the Vologda region, Evgenia Mazanova, with the goal of exchanging experience between the regions. We shall recall that since 2016, the system of urban management of energy resources has been implemented on the territory of the Vologda region with the support of UNDP-GEF Project, "Building energy efficiency in the North-West of Russia."