Anatoliy Pshegornitskiy Leads the Association of Energy Power Complex Construction Companies
Anatoliy Pshegornitskiy served as President of APESK, the Association of Energy Power Complex Construction Companies. APESK was formed in 2007 for the purpose of professionalizing energy grid construction companies, and improving their image and relationships with stakeholders.
Anatoliy Pshegornitskiy was recruited to serve as President due to his decades of experience as an electrical engineer and manager of electricity facilities construction companies throughout Russia.
Through his years as corporate manager and entrepreneur, Pshegornitskiy had developed many important relationships with key legislative and regulatory stakeholders, making his leadership of the Association a logical step toward actualization of its agenda.
Laying the Foundation
The Association’s initial tasks were to reach out to companies involved in power facilities construction and to network with members of the Russian government who impact the industry. This included regulatory agencies and Members of the State Duma, the lower House of the Federal Assembly of Russia. Anatoliy Pshegornitskiy steered the Association toward the successful completion of these tasks.
For instance, two years after its formation, in 2009, the Association began the process of drafting industry-wide regulations that would raise the standards of product and service delivery across the industry. Through self-regulation, the Association would be in a position to meet the interests of electric grid construction companies, consumers, public interest groups and government agencies.
In furtherance of its mission to professionalize the industry, a Department of Energy and Electric Grid Construction was established in 2012 at Moscow State Construction University. It was the first department at an institution of higher education to focus on energy and electric grid construction. In addition to educating and training future generations of professional employees, the Department would develop and promote clean technologies and energy sources.
APESK also served as an advocate and representative of the power facilities construction industry before legislative and regulatory bodies, building an understanding of the complexities of the industry among government officials with the power to make impactful decisions. Anatoliy Pshegornitskiy benefitted from the many relationships he had developed, from his years in the army and through the years of establishing himself as a leader in the energy facilities construction field. The Association succeeded in developing and nurturing important connections that enabled it to drive policies that protected the interests of industry members and consumers.
Serving its Members
Among the tasks that the Association tackled under Anatoliy Pshegornitskiy’s leadership were:
Reducing costs and increasing productivity; improving quality of services; and creating sustainable strategies for the industry, such as preparing future generations of corporate leaders and employees.
Pshegornitskiy helped APESK to develop a full menu of services for its members such as: training programs, informational and networking seminars, financial assistance, management support, legal assistance, exchange of information and overall advocacy for the industry.
Pshegornitskiy also worked with colleges and vocational schools to develop accredited programs of education that would produce highly trained professionals to lead the electric grid construction industry into the future.
APESK has hosted a number of annual conferences and exhibits that focus on emerging topics related to sustainable energy, energy efficiency, and ensuring a reliable and clean energy supply to customers. These conferences have been well attended by industry members, public sector officials and interest groups.