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JOURNAL: Volume 11, No. 3, 2021, p. 449-457

HEADING: Regional problems

AUTHORS: Bezhan, A.V.

ORGANIZATIONS: Northern Energetics Research Centre Kola Science Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences

DOI: 10.25283/2223-4594-2021-3-449-457

UDC: 620.91

The article was received on: 25.02.2021

Keywords: Arctic zone of the Russian Federation, Arctic region, renewable energy sources, Russian Arctic, social and economic development, wind energy

Bibliographic description: Bezhan, A.V. The role of wind energy in the socio-economic development of the Russian Arctic zone regions (on the example of the Murmansk region). Arktika: ekologiya i ekonomika. [Arctic: Ecology and Economy], 2021, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 449-457. DOI: 10.25283/2223-4594-2021-3-449-457. (In Russian).


The author provides information on the current state and prospects for the development of wind energy in the Murmansk region. He outlines the role of wind energy in the formation of conditions for the social and economic development of the region. The author proves that the Murmansk region has all the prerequisites to become a place for developing the most modern technologies for manufacturing key elements of wind turbines (WT) designed to operate in the harsh climatic conditions of the Russian Arctic zone (AZRF). The region can be a basic testing ground for the introduction and study of innovative technological solutions for the construction of WT, which in the future can be used throughout the AZRF. At the same time, the Murmansk region can be given a special place in the issue of training highly qualified specialists in the field of design, construction and operation of WT. In turn, the presence of a high scientific and educational potential in the Murmansk region will contribute to the success of these areas of development of the region.

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