RusHydro’s Innovation Development Program names energy efficiency improvement via expanding the use of other RES (wind power and geo-thermal, etc.) as one of the Company’s strategic goals.
RusHydro Holding carries out surveys and research on wind sites, geo-thermal fields and small HPP sites, both as part of pilot projects and regular system operations, such as hydro-power potential research at river basins in the North Caucuses, Siberian, North-Western and the Privolzhsky Federal Regions. This enables the Company to select the most challenging design and construction technologies. If any incentives are provided at the State level, the body of the Company’s experience will enable it to start large-scale implementation of these solutions.
In 2011, the Company continued research and pilot projects in the tidal and geo-thermal energy sector and small river energy.