12 Dec 2018 15:29

Chubais to head new renewable energy association

MOSCOW. Dec 12 (Interfax) - Russian energy market players have founded a Renewable Energy Development Association for the development of renewable energy, which will be headed by Anatoly Chubais, head of state nanotech corporation Rusnano and the architect of power sector reforms in Russia, an Interfax correspondent reports from a press conference organized by Vedomosti.

The Association brings together Rusnano Management Company, Vestas, Hevel Group of Companies, Solar Systems and Vershina Development.

Kirill Komarov, first deputy general director the state Roatom corporation responsible for development and international business, will be the association's vice president.

Rusnano said in a press release that Fortum , Enel Russia , Rosatom, Severstal and EuroSibEnergo were interested in joining the Association, subject to corporate decisions.

The Association will play an "active role in the discussion of legislative amendments and other initiatives regarding the development of the renewable energy sector." It will "represent the interests of its own members and be involved in decision-making to determine state policy in the sphere of renewable energy resources and will liaise with energy sector infrastructure organizations in order to ensure the Association's presence in the governing bodies of those infrastructure organizations," Rusnano said.

The Association plans, for example, draft a concept for a support mechanism for renewable energy resources in the period to 2024.