Ratner S.V.V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russian Federation email@example.com ORCID id: not available
Importance The article analyzes results of the power generating capacity upgrade program under power purchase agreements from perspectives of implementing eco?innovation and determination of factors impeding a more active use of the best-in-class power engineering technologies. Methods The theoretical framework for the research rests upon the theory of eco?innovation. The dataset comprises regulatory, legislative and analytical documents of the RF Ministry of Energy, and corporate reports of power engineering companies. I apply the case study approach and method of feasibility study. Results As the results show, more expensive investment projects for coal power equipment had worse or at least ambiguous environmental effects than less costly projects for steam gas equipment. The unavoidable use of the existing power infrastructure is the main impediment for the Russian power engineering enterprises to implement eco-innovation at the current level of technological development. Conclusions and Relevance The findings can prove useful to articulate criteria to select investment projects as part of the DMP-shtrikh program approved at the Russian Presidential Meeting on November 2017 and discussed by the State Duma, RF Government and community of experts.
Keywords: eco-innovation, power engineering, environmental management, external effect, environmental effects
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