The Russian government is developing a set of measures to promote renewable energy

The Government of the Russian Federationdeveloped a set of measures aimed at encouraging the production of electric power generating facilities that operate through the use of renewable energy sources.

The implementation of legislative initiatives in the field of renewable energy are calculated for 2012-2013. The set of measures provided for in accordance with the program involves making changes to some legislative acts regulating the energy industry and the functioning of the electricity market in Russia.

By November of 2012 provides for the development and submission to the Government of the Russian Federation Project regulations on the definition of incentive mechanism for renewable energy.

February 29, 2012

"Measures to ensure that promote the use of sources of "clean" energy is provided by Power Sale qualified generating facilities in the amount of electric energy through the use of renewable energy with the use of capacity trading, under the rules of the wholesale market for the sale of capacity of these facilities"- The document says.

Also, until December 2012 the Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Regional Development, the Ministry of Economic Development, Ministry of Environment and FTS intend to develop and submit to the Government a draft federal law on amendments to the Federal Law of March 26, 2003 № 35-FZ "On Electric Power Industry". The main goal of reforming the current regulatory act is:

1. Addition of the list of powers of the Government of the Russian Federation or its authorized federal executive authorities the power to approve the rules for forming layout the generation of electric power from renewable energy sources in the Russian Federation;

2. The assignment of qualification generating facility operating on the basis of renewable energy sources, as appropriate targets set in accordance with the main directions of the state policy in the field of renewable energy in the electricity to the powers of the federal executive authority in the field of state regulation in the electricity industry in the use of renewable energy as a public service.

By 2013, introduces amendments to the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of December 27, 2010 № 1172 "On approval of Rules of the wholesale market of electric energy and capacity and on amendments to certain acts of the Government of the Russian Federation on the organizationof the wholesale market of electric energy and capacity. " The main innovations are planning to make to this normative act are:

1. Resolution on the implementation of the retail market of electric energy produced by the qualified generating facilities that operate through the use of energysun and wind, installed generation capacity of which equal to or greater than 25 MW, but no more than 50 MW;

2. Definition material terms of contracts of sale of power qualified generating facilities in the amount of electric energy through the use of renewable energy sources, including the terms of the price of delivered power, as well as the delivery period, during which the buying power of such objects in the wholesale market at a set price in these contracts is mandatory.

The complex, designed in the framework of decision-making in the Russian Federation, will be able to create the conditions necessary to determine the location of renewable energy in the energy sector of the state.

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