• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 12, Pages: 1-11

Original Article

Monitoring of Innovative Technologies and Projects in the Field of Improved Industrial Energy Efficiency and the Industrial Implementation of New Energy Sources Aimed at Sustainable Development of the Northern (Arctic) Russian Regions


Objective: The study is aimed at identifying and analyzing technologies and projects in the field of improved industrial energy efficiency and the implementation of new energy sources at enterprises focused on industrial introduction in the Northern (Arctic) Regions of Russia and promoting their sustainable development. Methods: An expert study is a key method of research. The concept and methodology of monitoring and two-level expert evaluation of advanced projects and technologies have been developed; the project selection criteria have been formed. In the formation of the research methodology the experience of Western countries during the two-level expert evaluations were taken into account. Nine experts in the field of the energy were invited. Mathematical processing of expert data was carried out by an averaged evaluation of the expert committee members’ opinions and by determining the resulting expert opinion. For the analysis of the markets for application of the selected technologies the statistical and economic research method was used. Findings: The theoretical and methodological framework has been developed to select the most promising projects. An array of information about markets for applying the best technologies in Russia and in the world has been formed. The problems have been identified that hinder the development of this industry in Russia and in the world, an electronic catalog of existing and emerging projects and technologies has been created. With a view to the urgency and importance of the Arctic Russia the priority was given to the projects with a high stage of development. Recommendations have been developed to improve the effectiveness of cooperation between Russian educational and scientific organizations conducting research in the field of industrial energy efficiency improvement and the introduction of new energy sources at enterprises and the industrial enterprises operating in the Northern regions of Russia. To determine the key scientific leaders in the given subject area we assessed the degree of readiness of Russian scientific institutions to the introduction of advanced technologies in the target scientific direction. The results will serve as a basis in the implementation of an effective state policy for the development of the Russian Arctic regions, which since 2016 will complement the range of activities, developed in 2014 within the Russian government decree. Applications/Improvements: The complex of selected technologies allows organizing energy-efficient and environmentally friendly business activities for sustainable development of the Arctic regions of Russia and also can be used regardless of the weather conditions and can serve to energy efficiency improvement of any industrial enterprises in all climatic zones.

Keywords: Arctic, Energy Efficiency, Innovative Projects, Monitoring, New Energy Sources, New Industrial Technologies, Project Evaluation 


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