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Finding the potential contribution of the fuel and energy sectors to increase the energy efficiency of the economy

DOI: 10.34130/2070-4992-2019-4-92-98

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Sadov S. L. – Doctor of Economics, Leading Re-searcher, Institute of Socio-Economic and Energy Problems of the North, Komi Scientific Center, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Syktyvkar, Russia; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This article is devoted to the method of determining the potential contribution of the fuel and energy complex (FEC) sectors to improving the energy efficiency of the region or country’s economy. Knowing them will help in developing the main directions and mechanisms for improving energy efficiency. Method is based on the analytical hierarchy process, which requires structuring the task – constructing in this case a full three-level hierarchy of the goal, factors influencing it and FEC branches. At the lower level of the hierarchy, the fuel and energy complex is represented by six enlarged sectors, the second is formed by the six most significant factors, and the first is the goal – improving the energy efficiency of the economy. Initial data is expert estimates of pairwise comparisons of both the significance of branches for each of the se-lected factors and the significance of factors for the main goal – improving energy efficiency.
The analytical hierarchy process makes relatively soft requirements for the initial data – the absence of transitivity violations for pairwise comparisons and compliance with restrictions on the values of consistency relations for such com-parisons matrices. The article first proposed a procedure for generating initial data with good consistency and without violating transitivity. It ensures the reliability of the results obtained by the method of analysis of hierarchies, is quite sim-ple and suitable for work as a single expert or the whole group.
Author's expert estimates for the Komi Republic economy are presented. Based on them, the expected contribution of the five integrated FEC sectors to the potential in energy efficiency increasing of the region’s economy was obtained. It is interesting that the contribution of non-traditional energy sources has a potential almost equal to the contribution of some traditional sectors of the FEC – despite the fact that now their proportion in energy production is very small. The results can be useful in concretizing the main directions of the regional energy policy in order to determine ways to im-prove energy efficiency.

Keywords: fuel and energy complex, energy efficiency of the economy, contribution of the energy sectors, analytical hierarchy process, consistency of input information.

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For citation: Sadov S. L. Finding the potential contribution of the fuel and energy sectors to increase the en-ergy efficiency of the economy // Corporate governance and innovative economic development of the North: Bulletin of the Research Center of Corporate Law, Management and Venture Capital of Syktyvkar State Universi-ty. 2019. No. 4. Рр. 92–98. DOI: 10.34130/2070-4992-2019-4-92-98.