Атлас ресурсов возобновляемой энергии на территории России
The chapter describes the current position of renewables in the Russian energy sector in terms of capacities, the place of renewables in the energy mix, and the latest developments in the sector. Further, social and economic preconditions and effects (gains) stemming from a faster development and deployment of renewable energy in Russia are identified, including reliability of power supply and the cost of heat and power in different regions of the country, energy supply as a contribution to the quality of life, as well as negative impacts on environment and people’s health and conservation of fossil fuels. The authors offer a methodology for the assessment of the wind energy and solar PV technical potential, as well as actual calculations of various types of renewables technical potential in the Russian Federation. Finally, policy, social, and research implications of the findings are listed.
A scenario-based prognosis of the evolution of global power generation markets until 2040, which was developed using the Scaner model-and-information complex, was given. The perspective development of fuel markets, vital for the power generation industry, was considered, and an attempt to predict the demand, production, and prices of oil, gas, coal, and noncarbon resources across various regions of the world was made. The anticipated decline in the growth of the global demand for fossil fuels and their sufficiency with relatively low extraction expenses will maintain the fuel prices (the data hereinafter are given as per 2014 prices) lower than their peak values in 2012. The outrunning growth of demand for electric power is shown in comparison with other power resources by regions and large countries in the world. The conditions of interfuel competition in the electric power industry considering the changes in anticipated fuel prices and cost indicators for various power generation technologies were studied. For this purpose, the ratios of discounted costs of electric power production by new gas and coal TPPs and wind and solar power plants were estimated. It was proven that accounting the system effects (operation modes, necessary duplicating and reserving the power of electric power plants using renewable energy sources) notably reduces the competitiveness of the renewable power industry and is not always compensated by the expected lowering of its capital intensity and growth of fuel for TPPs. However, even with a moderate (in relation to other prognoses) growth of the role of power plants using renewable energy sources, they will triple electric power production. In this context, thermal power plants will preserve their leadership covering up to 60% of the global electric power production, approximately half using gas. Keywords: electric power, gas, coal, renewable power sources, power consumption, fuel extraction, fuel markets, interfuel competition, social efficiency, cost of electric power production
Quick economic development on India dictates the necessity of its energy base improvement. One could hardly overestimate the importance of so called seven sisters or seven states of North-East India. One of these states is Nagaland (16 579 км2, population -1, 980, 602), the first tribal state of India. There are deposits of gold, uranium, chromium, jade, natural gas and oil. This is the first state in the region having created a special Agency for renewable energy. The article is dedicated to the problems of energy development in the state.