Energy passports as an incentive for energy savings in business in St Petersburg

The Federal law No. 261-FZ on energy efficiency sets the rule that all businesses with energy consumption over a certain level (10 mln rbl per annum) should produce an ‘energy passport’ to demonstrate their approach to savings. The law also sets the deadline for energy passports to be in place, 31 December 2012. The first energy passports have been registered with the Ministry of Energy in April 2011. The project used the 


  • A ‘Consultative Group on Energy Efficiency in Business’ has been established, with representatives from the City Authorities, from Russian and international business and from chambers of commerce. It met every 2 months in St Petersburg.
  • Local good practice on energy saving passports / audits have been identified and key recommendations were produced for wider sharing with the business community.
  • Two visits by experts from Carbon Trust were hosted to talk about UK best practice and work with two Russian companies to review their energy passports / audits, again to produce recommendations for sharing
  • A competition was organized to identify and highlight the best examples of business energy saving in St Petersburg.
  • A wider conference / roundtable was organized to raise awareness with St Petersburg business about the benefits of the energy passports / audits.

Additional project information is available at a dedicated website


  • Center for transboundary Cooperation - St. Petersburg
  • UK Consulate-General in St Petersburg
  • St Petersburg International Business Association SPIBA



Основные рекомендации по повышению энергоэффективности компании (in Russian)
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Energy and Climate Change


Maria Zhevlakova
Project coordinator at CTC
Tel.: +7 904 552 2675
Fax: +7 812 334 8835


05/2011 - 03/2012


The project has been supported by the UK Consulate-General