Energy sector of former Soviet Union countries
ERI RAS is a leading organisation in the area of research on energy markets and intergovernmental energy cooperation on post-Soviet territory and the neighbouring regions (the CIS, EurAsEC, the Customs Union, SCO and the Baltic region, the Black Sea, the Caspian and the Central Asian regions). This research is conducted for intergovernmental organisations, national government organisations, energy companies, research centres and consulting firms.
In 2009-2010 ERI RAS prepared “Energy production and consumption forecast for the CIS member states for the period up to 2020”. This forecast was approved via a decision of the CIS Council of Heads of Governments of 19 November 2010. The CIS Executive Committee thanked the Institute and the responsible executive.
In 2010 ERI RAS produced a scientific report on “Issues of energy cooperation between the members of the Customs Union, EurAsEC and the CIS (taking into account agreements reached earlier)”. This report presented an analysis of energy cooperation between Russia and members of the Customs Union, EurAsEC and the CIS, both on a bilateral and multilateral basis. The report also contained a comparative analysis of the current position and development prospects of energy cooperation in the CIS and EurAsEC – Customs Union – Common Economic Space.
ERI RAS provides research in this direction, meeting client requests from Russian and foreign companies, firms and institutes, such as Gazprom, Wood Mackenzie, KEEI and others.
ERI RAS has a team of highly qualified experts and a set of instruments for conducting research on energy markets and intergovernmental energy cooperation on post-Soviet territory and in the neighbouring regions, including:
1. Databases for analysing and forecasting energy balances of the former Soviet Union countries (from the regional level to the level of individual companies and power plants) and a system of indicators to assess processes of regional market integration.
2. A system of models for analysing and forecasting the development of the energy sector of the former Soviet Union countries and Northeast Asia.
3. Knowledge database on the energy policy of the former Soviet Union countries and Northeast Asia.
List of publications and presentations (ссылка)
Research in this direction is conducted under the leadership of Deputy Director of ER RIAS on science, V. L. Likhachev, Doctor of Science.