Ceremony held to mark the start of the energy infrastructure demonstration operations in the Russian Far East
December 24, 2020
NEDO, Takaoka Toko Co., Ltd., Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Komaihaltec Inc. have carried out an energy infrastructure demonstration project in Tiksi city of the Republic of Sakha in cooperation with the Government of the Sakha Republic of the Russian Federation, RusHydro, a Russian power company, and Sakhaenergo, a power company of the RusHydro group. Located in the Arctic Circle, an especially frigid region in the Russian Far East, the region relies on small-scale islanding electric grids for power supplies. In the demonstration project, in addition to the wind turbine generators in operation since 2018, diesel generators, storage batteries, and an energy management system were newly installed this year to build a “Polar Microgrid System” with the aim of achieving stable and efficient energy supplies in the region.
The development of the Polar Microgrid System is scheduled to be completed during December, and a ceremony to mark the start of the operation was held online on December 22, connecting Tokyo with Moscow, Tiksi and Yakutsk, the capital city of the Republic of Sakha. The ceremony was attended by many attendees including Gennady Ovechko, Chargé d'Affaires of the Russian Federation to Japan, Aysen Nikolayev, Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutsk), Victor Khmarin, Acting Chairman of the Management Board and General Director of RusHydro, KOZUKI Toyohisa, Ambassador of Japan to the Russian Federation, ONO Yota, Director-General for Energy and Environmental Policy, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan, NEDO Chairman ISHIZUKA Hiroaki, and NEDO Executive Director SATO Yoshiteru.
Ceremony in Tokyo
NEDO Chairman ISHIZUKA giving a speech
Ceremony in Moscow
Online ceremony, connecting Tokyo with Moscow, Tiksi and Yakutsk