Head of JSC Russian Grids Oleg Budargin has attended the second board meeting of the RF Ministry of Energy.
When opening the meeting, Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation Andrey Belousov described the unification of the electric grid complex as one of the most important strategic solutions in the fuel and energy complex last year. This helped achieve significant results.
“The roadmap on technological connection is being successfully implemented. The waiting time for getting connected to the grids has decreased nearly by half, the cost of getting connected for businesses has reduced fivefold, the per unit expenditures of natural monopolies, including JSC Russian Grids, are also going down,” noted Andrei Belousov.
In turn, when talking about the work of the electric grid complex, Minister of Energy Alexander Novak noted coherent action of power engineers to ensure uninterrupted power supply at the Olympic Games, the elimination of the consequences of freezing rain in Kuban and Adygea, as well as the reduced number of accidents at the facilities of electric grid infrastructure.
Among the important steps to increase the effectiveness of the fuel and energy complex, Alexander Novak singled out the establishment of service consumers' councils at natural monopolies. JSC Russian Grids were the first to react to the President's instruction to increase the openness and transparency of activity. Consumers' councils were set up in the executive body of the company, as well as in all regions where the company is present – at the subsidiaries of JSC Russian Grids.
In the course of the board meeting, Minister of Energy Alexander Novak presented state awards of the Russian Federation to those representatives of Russia's power industry who had particularly excelled in their profession.
The Decree on the establishment of the Board of the Ministry of Energy of Russia was signed by Minister of Energy Alexander Novak on 19 March 2013. An expanded board meeting of the RF Ministry of Energy is held to identify the Ministry's problems and discuss the ways of their solution, with representatives of authorities, experts, members of the public and representatives of business participating.
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