Moscow Fuel and Energy Complex Becomes More Efficient

Over the past eight years, Moscow has upgraded all of its backbone gas distribution stations, increased the number of street lights by one a half times, and reduced the number of public utility failures by almost 13 percent.

The fuel and energy complex of Moscow is one of the largest in the world. The length of Moscow's gas supply networks is comparable to the distance from Moscow to New York. In terms of illumination, the Russian capital is in the top five of the most illuminated cities of the planet. Petr Biryukov, Moscow Deputy Mayor for public utilities and amenities, presented these facts during his speech at the recent Russian Energy Week 2019 forum.

“The city is implementing initiatives to improve the quality of public utility services. These projects are designed to boost digitalization, improve energy efficiency, and ensure the availability of services to both business and residential customers,” he said.

From 2010 to 2018, 12.5 thousand kilometers of underground utility lines were built and improved in the city. As a result, the number of utility failures has decreased by 12.8 percent, and the value of losses – by five percent.

“Over the last ten winters, Moscow has managed to avoid emergencies and shutoffs of public heating, water, gas, and power supply networks. There are backup systems in place,” said Pyotr Biryukov.

The city has upgraded and digitized its backbone gas distribution systems. Thanks to the optimization of heat supply, gas consumption in Moscow has dropped by 30 percent.

Petr Biryukov added that the city has become brighter and more beautiful. In recent years, 625 thousand lighting devices have been installed in the capital, while 2,207 objects have been lit up with architectural lighting. Energy consumption in the city has decreased by 1.3 percent.

Moscow is currently introducing a smart lighting system.


3 october 2019