An Industrial Energy Storage Production Cluster Will Be Created in the Novosibirsk Region
The Energy Accumulation Systems industrial cluster is planned to be created in the Novosibirsk Region, and about 20 Novosibirsk enterprises can be involved in its work. The tasks include both scientific research and production of equipment for energy, urban electric transport, and other industries, Alexey Nizkovsky, Director of the Center for Regional Development, told TASS on Tuesday.
“In the Novosibirsk Region, it is planned to create the Energy Accumulation Systems industrial cluster to solve several priorities in energy storage and development of this market in Russia,” Nizkovsky said.
He specified that the cluster’s enterprises would solve several problems—from scientific research to the production of high-tech equipment for energy companies and other industries. In particular, it is planned to produce energy-saving equipment for urban electric transport, to develop specialized controllers, allowing to solve the issues of monitoring and management of various devices.
“These organizations have already implemented many joint pilot projects, such as the supply of energy storage systems to Tuva. Previously, electricity supply to remote villages of the republic was available 5–6 hours a day, and after the project implementation, the electricity is supplied 24 hours a day,” Nizkovsky said.
According to the agency’s interlocutor, the main competitive advantage of the new industrial cluster will be the development of production facilities for turnkey manufacturing of the components and ready-made solutions for the energy storage systems. Nizkovsky specified that the industrial production of such systems has not yet been mastered in Russia.
According to the Ministry of Economic Development of the Novosibirsk Region, about 20 Novosibirsk enterprises may be involved in the cluster operation, in particular the Energy Storage Systems Company, Liotech, LLC, the Oxid Novosibirsk Radio Component Plant, and the Novosibirsk State Technical University.