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Yakutia, RusHydro and NEDO (Japan) sign a declaration of intent

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The government of Yakutia, RusHydro and the company for the development of The New Energy and industrial technologies, NEDO from Japan signed a declaration of intent on a demonstration project to develop energy infrastructure, including wind generation systems, at 3rd Eastern Economic Forum on September 6.

The document was signed by Egor Borisov, Head of Yakutia, Nikolai Shulginov, Chairman of the Board - CEO of PJSC RusHydro and Kazuo Furukawa, Chairman of NEDO, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (Japan).

According to the document, the participants intend to implement a demonstration project of a wind power station in the settlement of Tiksi Bulunsky ulus of Yakutia. Recall, the proposal was first voiced in December 2016 in Japan at a meeting of Egor Borisov with the management of the Japanese company NEDO during the working visit of Il Darhan to Tokyo as part of the delegation of the Russian Federation. At the same time, Egor Borisov and Kazuo Furukawa signed a joint declaration of intent on cooperation in the development of renewable energy sources in isolated energy areas of Yakutia.

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"The preliminary work has been carried out in full, thanks to the declaration signed at the EEF, we are practically starting to implement a unique project - the use of non-traditional electric power sources. All conditions for this will be created. Yakutia is rich in sun and winds. I am sure that this project will work in the interests of the residents of the republic," Egor Borisov shared his opinion.

The head of Yakutia added that in recent years bilateral relations between Russia and Japan have intensified. According to him, the joint statement adopted by the leaders of the two countries - President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe - serves the promotion of Russian-Japanese cooperation.

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Nikolai Shulginov, General Director of RusHydro, stressed that the document specifies the activities of each of the participants in the project on the development of a feasibility study, logistics, and infrastructure development, working-out of a scheme for the delivery and transfer of equipment.  The project is complex; it will be carried out in severe arctic conditions, including the supply and installation of three wind turbines with a capacity of 300 kW, three diesel generators, power storage and automated control systems. "The equipment should work in the Arctic. We are confident that we will succeed, the project will be implemented, and the Company will have the opportunity to promote similar projects in other northern territories," he said.

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NEDO Chairman Kazuo Furukawa believes that the wind energy project in Tiksi is important primarily for the development of relations between Japan and the Russian Federation. According to him, the Company has been implementing similar projects for a long time. The main positive effect of the project is to reduce the consumption of diesel fuel, reduce the load on the environment. "The Company will make every effort to implement it successfully, especially since the Port of Tiksi is a key point of the Northern Sea Route," Kazuo Furukawa assured.