Murmansk oblast ranks sixth in efficiency rating

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Energy saving policies have allowed the Murmansk region to take sixth place in Russia in the rating of efficiency, which in turn is a factor of investment attractiveness of the region, said the Governor Marina Kovtun at the opening of XII specialized exhibition-conference «Northern fuel and energy complex».

The exhibition opened a series of events VI Murmansk international business week. As noted Kovtun, the regional government pays the energy sector, the focus of attention – in the implementation of major investment projects in the region in the context of the development of the Arctic zone of Russia.

The Governor also noted that the energy efficiency rating of regions of Murmansk oblast for the second year in a row occupies the first place among the subjects the average level of budgetary security. The whole of Russia, the region took the sixth place. «For us it is not just a success, but, above all, the most important factor of investment attractiveness of the Murmansk region», – said the Governor.

In her opinion, become one of the leaders published recently by the Ministry of energy rating of energy efficiency of constituent entities of the Murmansk region has enabled energy saving policies. As stated Kovtun, an important step in this direction is the introduction of energy service contracts. Monchegorsk became the region’s first city to 2016 was signed, major energy service contract for the modernization of street lighting.

«Currently, the region built a system of interrelated energy efficiency programs, including a regional programme for improving energy efficiency of objects of regional property, programs of the regional budget institutions and municipalities», — said the head of the region.

Sixth Murmansk international business week takes place from 13 to 17 November 2017. It is expected about 3.5 thousand participants and guests from 18 regions of Russia and 13 foreign countries. Held more than 20 events – visiting session of the St. Petersburg economic forum «Regions of Russia. A new growth point. Arctic course», international conference «Arctic shelf Development: step by step», «the Polar routes in the Arctic», «Mining-industrial complex of the bear looking into the future», «Women in social business: the experience of Northern regions», conference-exhibition «SevTEK: Northern fuel and energy complex» tourist area «Made in Arctic (Made in the Arctic),» science Week «Young science in the Arctic» and others.