Электроэнергетика России: проблемы выбора модели развития: аналит. докл. к XV Апр. междунар. науч. конф. по проблемам развития экономики и общества, Москва, 1–4 апр. 2014 г.
The article discusses the essence of financial relations within power industry. There are some distinctive features of the electricity that forced the scientific community to make efforts to examine and improve the financial aspects of electricity production, marketing and distribution.
The article also discusses the structure of the Russian power industry. Being both complex and partly monopolized industry, power industry faced a challenge in asset management and financial flows of energy companies.
Thus, the importance of development of financial relations in the electric power industry is obvious, being the cause of improving the national economy.
The compendium of articles presented at the sixth international conference, organized by the Center of Energy Studies, IMEMO RAS and Faculty of International Energy Business, Gubkin Russian State University (NRU) of Oil and Gas covers complex and multidimensional processes of world energy restructuring. Of special interest are the articles of scholars of the Center of Energy Studies, IMEMO RAS and Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas Base Chair at IMEMO, that focuses on the electrification of road transport, energy transition in Germany, restructuring of natural gas sector in India and Brazil and Russia’s cooperation with foreign countries in energy sphere.
Development of the russian energy sector seems to be rather promising (considering the speed and nature of the emergence of new technologies, such as digital power equipment, prognostic instruments, real-time payment techniques, etc.), however, there is no clear understanding of the potential demand level regarding specific technologies. frequently companies abandon research and development projects due to the uncertainty and risk of losing investments because of the absence of end-users. At the same time foreign suppliers of innovative solutions (including those for the energy sector) gain market power. Simultaneously, emerges the problem of strengthening competitiveness of the Russian federation regional economies in the view of tightening competition from foreign suppliers of innovative solutions including solutions for the energy sector.