Active Consumers in the Russian Electric Power Industry: Barriers and Opportunities

  • I. O. Volkova
  • E. A. Salnikova
  • L. M. Gitelman
Part of the Innovation and Discovery in Russian Science and Engineering book series (IDRSE)


The development of Russian electric power industry in recent years is characterized by a multitude of problems and a decrease in a number of performance indicators. It dissatisfies consumers and encourages them to implement various measures to reduce risks and costs of energy supply. This creates preconditions for the emergence of “active” consumers in the domestic electric power industry. Given this trend it would be appropriate to switch from supply-side management to demand-side management. This will require the implementation of a wide range of measures, including strategic issues of industry development, legal framework, and transition to a customer-centric market model.


Active consumer Demand response Demand-side management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. O. Volkova
    • 1
  • E. A. Salnikova
    • 2
  • L. M. Gitelman
    • 3
  1. 1.National Research University Higher School of EconomicsMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Nonprofit Partnership “Market Council”MoscowRussia
  3. 3.Ural Federal UniversityYekaterinburgRussia

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