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NIIKPU experts took part in the online conference “New energy reality against the backdrop of COVID-19. Is a power company crisis possible? ”

As part of the Russian Energy Week International Forum, the Roscongress Foundation held an online conference on the sustainability of energy companies during the crisis caused by the COVID-19 virus pandemic.

Electricity enterprises in the situation that has arisen in connection with the spread of coronavirus continue to stably provide reliable energy and heat supply to citizens and enterprises. But there is the prospect of a deterioration in financial condition. Industry associations fear that the current situation could adversely affect the entire energy sector and malfunction the chain of calculations from generation to energy sales.

According to the Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Yevgeny Grabchak, in general, the dynamics in the industry are stable. In the first week of self-isolation, the agency recorded a deep drop in electricity consumption, but growth soon began. There is a decrease in certain types of industry in the regions, but in general the regions have begun to show equalization in consumption. Of course, it is difficult to predict the further development of the situation, therefore the Ministry of Energy of Russia has several scenarios and is ready for each of them.

Generating companies are also very careful with forecasts. But already today they are concerned about a possible cash gap in connection with action 424 of the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation on the abolition of interest for non-payment of energy companies.

- We look extremely pessimistic about the situation with the abolition of interest for energy. We do not consider this measure effective, ”said Alexandra Panina, member of the Management Board of PJSC Inter RAO.

- Most citizens continue to remotely pay for services. At the same time, it is the intermediaries, unscrupulous management companies, in turn, that raised the funds, who do not pay their resources to supplying organizations within the framework of 424 Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation. And imagine that they do not do this until the end of the year. In this case, energy producers will not be able to do anything. Therefore, we consider it expedient to adjust the terms of these measures, or apply targeted character to them, for example, in certain territories. Otherwise, the consequences of payment disruptions can be unprecedented.

Do energy companies have a margin of safety? Such a question was addressed to the Director General of EuroSibEnergo Mikhail Khardikov. According to the top manager of the company, there is certainly a margin of safety, but it is necessary to maintain the stability and discipline in paying payments, which has been built over the years.

- We consider the situation comprehensively and believe that government support measures should be extended to all participants in the process from small to large enterprises and also to energy enterprises. Payments and payment for resources must be received in a timely manner, this is important for the stability of the entire system. Energy companies, through these payments, are required to finance their employees' salaries and other important payments. We hope that the peak of the coronavirus will soon be passed and everything will begin to stabilize.

Experts at the Roscongress Foundation’s online studio noted significant changes in the organization of business processes in companies in connection with the transition to the “remote” mode. Many companies are moving to new forms of work, using digital technology, unmanned aerial vehicles, and developing online communications. According to experts, these trends will continue at the end of the “quarantine” period.

Moderator: Alexey Bobrovsky, Head of the Economic News Service, Russia 24 Channel

Speakers:

  • Evgeny Grabchak, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation;
  • Alexandra Panina, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Association “Council of Electricity Producers and Strategic Electricity Investors”, Member of the Management Board of Inter RAO PJSC, Acting Head of the Trading Unit of Inter RAO PJSC;
  • Maxim Timchenko, PwC Partner, Head of Services for Energy Companies in Russia and Central and Eastern Europe;
  • Mikhail Khardikov, CEO of EuroSibEnergo
  • Marianna Kobyakova, Director for work with receivables, JSC Energosbyt Plus.

Sources: https://www.youtube.com, https://neftegaz.ru