Department of Fuel and Energy

Department Head

Pavel Livinsky


  • Born in 1980 in Chelyabinsk.
  • 2001: Graduated with distinction from Lomonosov Moscow State University with a degree in Economics.
  • 2003: Received a Master's degree in Management with a certificate and a gold medal.
  • The entire career of Mr Livinsky is linked with the energy sector. He has worked as a senior executive at major energy companies in various Russian regions.
  • 2006 to the present day: Works for the Moscow United Power Grid Company.
  • 2006 - 2011: Worked as Director General for Development and Service Implementation at the Moscow United Power Grid Company and as Deputy Director for Client Relations and Network Connections at the Moscow United Power Grid Company.
  • 2011 to the present day: Director General of the United Energy Company.
  • 22 January 2013: Appointed Head of Moscow's Department of Fuel and Energy by a Directive of the Moscow Mayor.
  • June 6, 2013: Appointed Acting Head of the Department of Fuel and Energy.
  • September 17, 2013: Appointed Head of the Department of Fuel and Energy.

About the Department

Areas of activity

  • Developing investment programmes and drafting municipal budget laws as they relate to the department.
  • Drafting comprehensive citywide programmes, legislative and other regulatory acts as they relate to the department. Enforcing Moscow government resolutions as they relate to the department.
  • Formulating an overarching energy saving policy for Moscow.
  • Drafting and submitting substantiated applications setting out funding procedures for electricity, heat and gas supplies, street lighting and energy saving measures in Moscow through the municipal budget.
  • Fostering cooperation with foreign firms and organisations that have foreign-owned equity operating in the field of electricity, heat and gas supply, as well as resource-saving and environmentally friendly practices.
  • Coordinating environmental protection efforts at Moscow’s energy sector facilities.
  • Media relations regarding the work and activity of the Department.
  • Taking an active role in establishing, reorganising and winding-up state unitary enterprises, agencies and organisations in which the Moscow government is a stakeholder; exercising oversight functions relating to the financial and economic activities of enterprises and agencies that fall under the department’s purview.
  • Analysing energy and fuel use efficiency and drafting municipal orders for the supply of electricity, thermal power and fuel resources; drawing up proposals for the location of power facilities in Moscow.
  • Coordinating activities undertaken by research-and-design enterprises and other organisations involved in municipal energy sector development.
  • Obtaining approvals for the construction of new, and reconstruction of existing, power engineering facilities taking social, energy-saving, environmental, and other factors into account.
  • Overseeing work to establish, implement, operate and support automated systems to control Moscow’s fuel and energy sector.
  • Developing and obtaining appropriate approval for advanced energy consumption rates by industrial and household consumers, drawing up requirements for residential, public and industrial buildings and facilities, heat pipelines and electricity supply lines.
  • Monitoring the design, construction and operation of gas supply lines in apartment buildings.
  • Coordinating power supplies to consumers in emergency situations, during major accidents or energy shortages.
  • Agreeing and monitoring the implementation of measures regulating the consumption of natural gas, electricity and thermal power during the autumn-winter season, peak consumption hours, and during heating, electricity and generator capacity shortages.
  • Working with executive municipal stakeholders to identify the damage caused by power failures, excessive pollution and setting out the extent to which power plants shall be held liable for any such damage and the process by which compensation is given.
  • Sharing expertise in: ensuring effective power supply, implementing market mechanisms and energy saving measures, advanced technological programmes, as well as establishing joint ventures.
  • Promoting competition among enterprises under various forms of ownership. Participating in government procurement tenders for the supply of goods, the performance of work and provision of services in accordance with established procedure.
  • Facilitating work by the Interdepartmental Commission on supplying heating, electricity, gas and water to consumers.
  • Establishing commissions to look into financial and economic performance by subordinate enterprises on an annual basis.
  • Submitting prices and rates for gas, electricity, heating and solid fuel for individual consumers, households, and industrial consumers to the Moscow government and Regional energy commission.
  • Setting out fuel types and fuel consumption rates for all Moscow plants regardless of their departmental affiliation.