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Ministry of Energy will have a working group on energy development in Chukotka

Governor of Chukotka Roman Kopin discussed with the Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak the scenario for the further development of the region's energy sector, the press service of the regional administration reports. Earlier, the Okrug Government proposed to unite the Magadan and Chukotka energy systems through the construction of a 220 kV single-circuit Omsukchan-Bilibino overhead power line and the installation of a floating nuclear power plant in Pevek.

- The implementation of the projects will make it possible to use the excess capacities of the Magadan energy system, to form an optimal tariff for the end consumers of the district in Chukotka, and this, in turn, will make it possible to abandon the subsidy from the federal budget, which annually amounts to about 1 billion rubles. Also, this strategy will allow attracting over 106 billion rubles. private investment, create more than 15 thousand jobs and provide electricity to the largest projects of the Chaun-Bilibino industrial region, - said Governor Roman Kopin.

The Ministry of Energy agreed on a number of items of the discussed scenario, emphasizing that the construction of the overhead line should start no later than 2015, because the decommissioning of the Bilibino NPP will begin from 2019.

According to the results of the meeting, a working group was created at the Ministry of Energy on the development of the energy complex of the Chukotka Autonomous Region. It will deal with the economic substantiation of the scenario proposed by the Government of the region, the formation of a long-term tariff policy that would be beneficial for the energy sector and is available to consumers, as well as other necessary procedures for passing the state expertise. From the side of Chukotka, Victor Kudinov, adviser to the governor on energy issues, joined the working group.

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