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UDC 621.31:658.562:622.013.3«313» © I.S. Solovenko, A.A. Rozhkov, 2023

ISSN 0041-5790 (Print) • ISSN 2412-8333 (Online) • Ugol’ – Russian Coal Journal, 2023, № 10, pp. 72-78

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18796/0041-5790-2023-10-72-78


Main stages of digital transition in the fuel and energy complex of Russia (late 20th - early 21st Centuries).


Solovenko I.S.1, Rozhkov A.A.2

1Yurga Institute of Technology, branch of the Tomsk National Research Polytechnic University, Yurga, 652055, Russian Federation

2Russian Energy Agency of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, Moscow, 129085, Russian Federation

Authors Information

Solovenko I.S., Doctor of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor,е-mail: solovenko71@mail.ru

Rozhkov A.A., Doctor of Engineering Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department for Analytical Research and Short-Term Forecasting of Coal Industry Development, е-mail: Rozhkov@rosenergo.gov.ru


The paper discusses the dynamics of the digitalization processes in the fuel and energy complex of Russia in the late 20th - early 21st Centuries. The main stages as well as their features, results and significance are emphasized and explained. The first stage (1990-2005) was the transition to large-scale digitalization of the fuel and energy complex sectors, introduction of digital technologies into the business processes. The second stage (2006-2010) marked the beginning of the digital transformation of the fuel and energy complex sectors, which created the conditions for the transition to Industry 4.0. A distinctive feature of the second stage was the pilot industrial and partially mass introduction of production and management 'intelligent systems'. A conclusion is made that the digitalization processes have noticeably enhanced the competitiveness of the Russian fuel and energy complex, mitigated the challenges of energy security at the regional level, and reinforced Russia's importance as part of the international energy security.


Russia, Fuel and energy complex, Digitalization, Digital transformation, Dynamics, Stages, Features.


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The research was supported by the Russian Science Foundation Grant No. 23-28-00987, https://rscf.ru/project/23-28-00987/.

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Solovenko I.S. & Rozhkov A.A. Main stages of digital transition in the fuel and energy complex of Russia (late 20th - early 21st Centuries). Ugol’, 2023, (10), pp. 72-78. (In Russ.). DOI: 10.18796/0041-5790-2023-10-72-78.

Paper info

Received September 4, 2023

Reviewed September 14, 2023

Accepted September 26, 2023


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