Release:2017, Vol. 3. №2
About the authors:Alexander D. Sokolov, Dr. Sci. (Tech.), Chief Researcher, Melentyev Energy Systems Institute of Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences; firstname.lastname@example.org
The energy efficiency of the Russian economy lags far behind developed countries, slowing the pace of its socio-economic development. The Irkutsk region has a highly energy-intensive industry specialization; therefore, the growth of energy efficiency in the region is the most important priority of social and economic development and is of particular relevance.
The goal is the energy-economic analysis of the Irkutsk region from 2010 to 2015 in order to identify the most important factors affecting energy efficiency.
The research methodology uses the author’s approach, based on the system analysis of the fuel and energy complex with the help of the fuel and energy balance (FEB).
The article shows the role of the fuel and energy complex of the Irkutsk region in Russia and in the Siberian Federal District. Reported fuel and energy balances have been developed, and energy efficiency indicators for the Irkutsk region have been calculated. The most significant factors influencing energy efficiency are determined: reduction of energy losses; use of energy-saving technological processes and equipment; structural changes in fuel and energy balances.
As a result of the research, measures were proposed to reduce losses and more complete use of fuel and energy resources (FER) in the Irkutsk region. The implementation of these measures will significantly improve the energy efficiency indicators of the region’s economy.