The offsite meeting of the Russian Association of Energy Service Companies (RAESCO) was held in Astrakhan with the support of the Analytical Center. The topic of the meeting was - the application of perspective directions for implementing energy service activity in the Southern Federal District.
Adviser to the Directorate for Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency of the Analytical Center Dmitry Khomchenko specified in his presentation the need to introduce energy saving technologies and the implementation of energy service contracts in the major economic sectors - utility sector, public sector, housing sector, as well as in industry. It would become a tool for improving energy efficiency. Speaking about the starting activity of the Association of Energy Service Companies, he noted that “the creation of the Association of Energy Service Companies is a significant step forward in the development of energy saving potential and increase of energy efficiency; it serves as a feedback channel between the professional community and sectoral executive public authorities, and allows to define and protect the interests of professional community”.