Fancy Toy Or Realistic Alternative To Centralized Power Supply?



What is meant here is the use of RES-based low power wind turbines and hybrid complexes for the power supply of the population and industries located in remote locations, isolated from the Unified Power System.

According to estimates by the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, the potential for small generation includes about 100 thousand small isolated settlements throughout Russia, including the northern territories, where it is expensive and impractical to provide centralized power supply and where RES-based small energy can be considered as a cost-effective source of energy.

There is also a great potential for introducing such hybrid complexes for infrastructure facilities for the development of the Northern Sea Route, facilities of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Natural Resources and other facilities. These are energy supply of meteorological stations, lighthouses, military equipment, airplanes, ship equipment, cellular communications facilities, fishing farms, campgrounds, and the development of oil and gas deposits.

Worthy of separate attention is ensuring the needs of household energy consumption of still non-gasified households. Mostly, these are summer cottage and garden plots, livestock and agricultural farms. The constant increase in the needs of households expands the list of intended use of small generation. Now, it is not only the provision of consumer devices, heating and lighting, but also irrigation systems, pumping stations, fire safety and security systems, etc.

In the picture: VDM 3 kW wind turbine developed by VDM-Tekhnkika, LLC, was used as part of a mobile complex with a hybrid power supply system.

About 65% of the territory of Russia is located in the zone of isolated (autonomous) off-grid power supply and is mainly provided with electricity from diesel power plants operating on brought-in fuel. The cardinal problem of the power supply of the isolated northern territories, where more than 900 diesel power stations with electricity generation of about 3000 billion kWh/year, is its low performance and reliability due to depreciation of equipment, at which the cost of energy produced is in the range of 15 to 150 rubles per kWh. At the same time, the potential of wind energy is rather high in these northern territories. Gross wind energy resources (GWER) of Russia are 80 x 1015 kWh/year, technical GWER are 6.2×1015 kWh/year, and economic Gross wind energy resources are 31×1012 kWh/year. About 38% is concentrated in the European part, about 30% in the Far East, about 16% in Western Siberia and about 16% in Eastern Siberia.

Wind power industry, including hybrid complexes, can solve problems of the power supply, partially replace the use of diesel fuel, solve the severny zavoz problem (supply of goods to northern Russia), cutting costs by half, and improve the socioeconomic and environmental situation.

It will be possible to get reliable information about Russian competencies in the design, production and implementation of such projects at the Meeting «Small Wind Power: Production of Wind Power turbines and Low Power Complexes for Autonomous Power Supply».

The Meeting will be held March 15, 2019 at the address: Moscow, Krasnokazarmennaya Street, 14, National Research University “Moscow Power Engineering Institute”.

The key topic of the Meeting is the consideration of scientific, technical, structural and technological issues of using low-power wind turbines (up to 100 kW) and hybrid complexes based on renewable energy sources for energy supply of the population and industries located in remote locations isolated from the Unified Power System.

The goal of the Meeting is to provide customers and potential consumers with reliable information on the possibilities of using renewable energy in autonomous generation, as an alternative and supplement to the energy supply from fossil fuel electricity.

Participants: wind turbines and their components manufacturers; specialists with experience in the implementation and operation of wind turbines and low-power energy complexes; representatives of research institutions and design organizations conducting research, technological and structural development in this sector.


potential manufacturers of products for RES-based energy industry: representatives of engineering, metal-working and electrotechnical enterprises;

potential consumers: representatives of enterprises of the defense industry, the agroindustrial complex, representatives of the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Emergency Situations, Rostransnadzor (the Ministry of Transport), Federal Air Transport Agency, Federal Tourism Agency, etc.

Participants will be able to share experiences and opinions on current topics, answer consumers’ questions, set tasks and suggest ways to solve them, discuss the submitted reports, and exchange contacts for further cooperation.

The programme includes the following issues:

  • Scope of application of low power wind turbines. To whose profit and what is profitable?
  • Presentation of Russian manufacturers of low-capacity wind turbines. What limits their distribution and what prospects do they have?
  • Development of Russian competencies in the production, construction and operation of low-capacity wind generators. Positive and negative experience of introducing low-power wind generation projects. Why are there so many high-profile examples of never-implemented renewable energy projects?
  • Opportunities, advantages and disadvantages of micro-regeneration based on RES. What is the place and role of small wind generation?
  • Scientific research results. Start-ups.
  • Bill of microgeneration. What will change?

Programme (in Russian)

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