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New diesel power stations in the Arctic will reduce the carbon footprint by 20%

According to Vasily Potemkin, Managing Director of the Far East Development Corporation, the introduction of new stations will also help reduce the Northern Supply costs

15 October 2021

The replacement of old diesel power stations in Russia's Arctic zone with new ones, created in 2021, will reduce the macro-region's carbon footprint by 20%. This was announced by Vasily Potemkin, Managing Director of the Far East Development Corporation, according to the TASS news agency.

'When it comes to the green agenda, reducing the carbon footprint and the Arctic pollution in general, replacing the 1980 diesel power stations with the 2021 stations alone will reduce these emissions by probably 30%, if I'm not mistaken, based on financial models, or at least by 20%', he said during the Russian Energy Week.

Potemkin added that upgrading the diesel power stations will help reduce the amount of inefficiently burned diesel by several times, as well as reduce the Northern Supply costs (delivery of vital supplies to remote Russian territories). According to Potemkin, the next stage of the energy transition could be the creation of hybrid units.

The Northern Supply is an annual campaign that involves the delivery of firewood, coal, diesel fuel, oil and petrol to remote Russian settlements.

The Russian Energy Week International Forum is a Russian discussion platform dedicated to the challenges and prospects of the global fuel and energy complex. This year's conference is held in the Moscow Manege on October 13–15.


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