Anatoly Chubais said that Russia needed reform of the energy sector and the rapid introduction of new industries, in order to avoid energy crisis in the future. According to the Chairman of the Board «RUSNANO», the current resource will be exhausted within six to seven years.
The Chairman of the Board «RUSNANO» Anatoly Chubais said that Russia needed reform of the energy sector and the rapid introduction of new industries, or soon the country will face an energy crisis. About it reports «Russian newspaper».
«There are experts who say that growth in electricity demand in our country soon will exceed the growth opportunities of existing facilities. However, today we have reserves there. And there is no crisis. However, remember, that was ten years ago. Many of the most important regions of the country were short of capacity,» — said Chubais.
According to him, over the past ten years, the reform of the energy sector in Russia was introduced the «35 thousand megawatts — a record amount.» While Chubais noted that if to make a prediction for the future, this resource will be exhausted.
«I think in the range of six to seven years, if you do not provide new inputs, we again get the same problem, from which came the reform», — said the Chairman of the Board «RUSNANO».
Chubais added that if the government does not listen to the experts and do nothing to increase capacity, then the situation may lead to power outages «in the most dramatic moment, for example, in winter temperatures of minus 30».