Amongst the most responsible consumers were 24 entities serviced by guaranteeing suppliers which are members of the TNS energo Group of Companies.
At the awards ceremony, Alexey Sitdikov, the Director for Power Sales of TNS energy, said: “Responsible consumers are flagships of the Russian economy, and are the key to ensuring stable and reliable power supplies for businesses and households. Typically, this type of responsible consumer establishes constructive partnerships both with their resource suppliers and with all their contractors as well. I am confident that the Reliable Partner project will help to promote improvements in the motivation of consumers to pay for the resources they use in a timely manner and it will encourage the principle of maintaining high levels of economic and social responsibility in Russian business.”
Note that the Reliable Partner federal project is being implemented by the largest energy retail companies, and is supported by the Committee on Economic Affairs of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation in order to encourage users, including companies and organisations, of fuel, power, housing and public utilities to work effectively as reliable consumers in the power market. One of the most important objectives of the project is to develop and maintain partnership relations between suppliers and consumers. It is intended that the Reliable Partner project will be an annual event.
The project consists of two stages — the regional and the federal. Winners are selected by the Organising Committee which consists of Victor Rogotsky, the Chairman of the Organising Committee — member of the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation; Ivan Abramov, the Co-chairman — General Director of JSC ESC RusHydro; Dmitry Arzhanov, the General Director of the TNS energo Group of Companies; Sergey Esyakov, a State Duma Deputy; Natalia Nevmerzhitskaya, the Chairman of the Management Board of NP and ERC (Non-Profit Partnerships and Energy Retail Companies); Vladislav Onishchenko, the First Deputy Head of the Analytical Centre under the Government of the Russian Federation; Vladimir Gerasimov, the Executive Director of CJSC INTERFAX; Valery Parfenov, the Head of the Upravdom project of the All-Russia Political Party United Russia.
The federal ratings of both the reliable power consumers and of any deliberate non-payers, which were collated as part of the awards ceremony, will be posted on the official Reliable Partner web-site.