Analysis of submitted requests

Permenergo

Year Requests submitted
  pcs MW
2008 6 662 652.50
2009 8 226 257.23
2010 11 603 258.21

During the reported period there were 11 603 requests (+41% on 2009, +74% on 2008) with overall capacity 258.2 MW (+0.03% on 2009, -60.4% on 2008). There was an increase of requests submitted by natural persons with capacity up to 15 kW up to 8 619 requests (+36.2% on 2009, +97.84% on 2008) and increase of customer demand up to 76 MW (+54.4% and +120.9% correspondingly). The dynamics of the requests submitted by other applicants is characterized by request increase (+57% on 2009 and +29.2% on 2008) and customer capacity demand decrease (-12.5% and -76% correspondingly). These oppositely directed tendencies, in comparison to 2008, can be explained by decreasing number of “large” applicants (capacity demand more 750 kW at 6-110 kV voltage). Besides, after the publication of Federal Law #261-FZ dd. 23.11.2009 “On energy saving and energy efficiency increase” many applicants were careful with capacity demand requesting the required capacity without reserves.

It should be noted that during the reported period, in comparison to 2009, there were almost no changes in the quantity of requests submitted by legal entities and individual entrepreneurs with capacity up to 15 kW (2 494 applications in 2010, 2 487 in 2009). However, in comparison to 2008 there was an increase of requests by 127.7% (1 095 applications in 2008). At the same time customer capacity demand in 2010 decreased by 0.6% on 2009 г. but it increased by 190% on 2008. The situation can be explained by the changes in legislation on connection: connection fee for legal entities and individual entrepreneurs with capacity up to 15 kW decreased down to RUR 550 including VAT. In 2008 such applicants tried to reduce connected capacity to minimize own connection expenses, in 2009 after changes in legislation these applicants began to demand more capacity within 15 kW.

Sverdlovenergo

Year Requests submitted
  pcs MW
2008 3 308 1 059.43
2009 4 373 246.35
2010 6 244 335.00

During 2010 there were 6 244 requests (+43% on 2009, +89% on 2008) with overall capacity 335 MW (+36% and –68% correspondingly). There was an increase of requests submitted by natural persons with capacity up to 15 kW up to 4 993 requests (+61% on 2009, +276% on 2008) and increase of customer capacity demand up to 51.85 MW (+99% and +336% correspondingly). The dynamics of the requests submitted by other applicants is characterized by request decrease by 2% on 2009 (+1% on 2008), as well as customer capacity demand increase by 29.0% on 2009 (-73% on 2008). It should be noted that during the reported period there was an increase of requests submitted by natural persons and legal entities with capacity up to 15 kW (+49% on 2009 and +182% on 2008).

Increase of requests from such applicants is mainly due to improvements in economy and priorities for small business (reduction of connection fee for legal entities and individual entrepreneurs requesting capacity up to 15 kW). At the same time there was an increase of capacity requested by the applicants (+81% on 2009 and +259% on 2008). In 2008 such applicants tried to reduce connected capacity to minimize own connection expenses, in 2009 after changes in legislation these applicants began to demand more capacity.

Chelyabenergo

Year Requests submitted
  pcs MW
2008 4 166 338.63
2009 3 842 198.84
2010 4 388 287.19

In 2010 there were 4 388 requests (+14.2% on 2009 and +5.3% on 2008) with overall capacity 287.19 MW (+44.4% and -15.2% correspondingly). There was an increase of requests submitted by natural persons with capacity up to 15 kW up to 2 682 requests (+19.5% on 2009, +19.4% on 2008) and increase of customer demand up to 28.2 MW (+70.9% and +80.9% correspondingly). The dynamics of the requests submitted by other applicants is characterized by request increase by 6.8% on 2009 (-11.1% on 2008) and customer demand increase by 42.0% on 2009 (-19.8% on 2008).

These oppositely directed tendencies, in comparison to 2008, can be explained by decreasing number of “large” applicants (capacity demand more 750 kW at 6-110 kV voltage). Besides, after the publication of Federal Law #261-FZ dd. 23.11.2009 “On energy saving and energy efficiency increase” many applicants were careful with capacity demand requesting the required capacity without reserves.

It should be noted that during 2010 there were almost no changes in the quantity of requests submitted by legal entities and individual entrepreneurs with capacity up to 15 kW. At the same time in 2010 capacity demanded by such applicants increased (+40.6% on 2009, +83.7% on 2008). The situation can be explained by changes in legislation on connection.