Russian minister elected as CIS Electric Power Council president

Oil&Gas Materials 25 May 2012 16:47 (UTC +04:00)

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak has been elected as the president of the CIS Electric Power Council. This decision was unanimously made by participants of the 41st meeting of the CIS Electric Power Council opened in the Turkmen capital today, ITAR-TASS

According to the Council's regulations, a Russian representative must be its president. Novak's powers as the CIS Electric Power Council president will last a year and a half. Novak was appointed minister.

Expressing gratitude for the trust, the Minister congratulated those present with the past 20-year anniversary of Electric Power Council, which was established in February 1992.

"It is symbolic that for the first time its meeting is held in Turkmenistan," he said. "This can be regarded as a good sign, as evidence of the geographic expansion of our contacts."

"Electric Power Council is an important body in the interaction between the two countries to coordinate the development of power industry," the Russian Minister said.

The agenda included the issues related to the formation of the CIS common energy market. Representatives of the energy agencies of the Commonwealth countries will exchange the views on the results of the autumn-winter period of 2011-2012.