TECHNOLOGICAL SOVEREIGNTY OF RUSSIAN ENERGY
PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA - March 1, 2023 - Meeting of State Council Commission on Energy
Presidential Aide and State Council Secretary Igor Levitin and Kemerovo Region–Kuzbass Governor Sergei Tsivilev co-chaired a videoconference meeting of the State Council Commission on Energy.
Taking part in the meeting were deputy ministers of energy Yevgeny Grabchak and Eduard Sheremetsev, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Mikhail Ivanov, Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities Alexei Yeresko, Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media Maxim Parshin, representatives of the relevant federal and regional executive bodies and organisations from the electricity and heating sectors.
The participants discussed ways to ensure Russia’s technological sovereignty in the electricity and heating sectors, including by localising the manufacturing of energy-efficient equipment for high-capacity gas turbines and providing for the maintenance of imported gas turbine power units, as well as switching to Russian software in the electricity and heating sectors in execution of the Presidential Executive Order No. 166 dated March 30, 2022 On Measures to Ensure Russian Federation’s Technological Independence and the Security of its Critical IT Infrastructure.
In his opening remarks, Igor Levitin said that strengthening Russia’s technological sovereignty is one of the key objectives for the country. Coupled with urgent measures to promote import substitution and rebuild logistics chains, it calls for enacting medium and long-term changes for overcoming structural challenges and achieving technological breakthroughs.
Sergei Tsivilev stressed that the electricity and heating sectors must use Russian technology and equipment. For that, Russia needs to mobilise all resources, and to operate on a sectoral level when setting goals and building orders. These efforts are expected to accelerate import substitution in energy and help achieve technological sovereignty.