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Voropay N.I., Senderov S.M.

Melentiev Energy Systems Institute SB RAS, Irkutsk, Russia


Voropay, N.I. and Senderov, S.M., (2014) Energy security: status of the problem and experience of research, Modern Science: Researches, Ideas, Results, Technologies, Iss. #2(15), PP. 18 - 24.


energy security; status of the problem; experience of research


The paper presents an analysis of the notion "energy security" and the experience of actualization of the energy security problem at the regional, national and international levels. The notion of energy security appeared for the first time at the beginning of the 1970s after the energy crisis and oil embargo imposed against the industrially developed countries by the oil exporting countries. The World Energy Council defined energy security as assurance about the availability of energy in the amount and of the quality required under the given economic conditions. This awareness of the energy security problem in fact underlies all the existing extended definitions which also take into account the specific conditions of fuel and energy supply to certain countries and regions. The international experience of research reflects the country- and region- specific methodology for the estimation of energy security, and measures and means aimed at providing its acceptable level. An approach developed by the researchers of the Energy Systems Institute SB RAS rests on the combination of studies based on a hierarchical system of energy sector and energy system models, an expert indicative analysis of threats to energy security and justification of measures to ensure it. These tools were used to develop a number of the policy documents of the Russian Federation.


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