Moscow developers to get technical specifications on connection to power networks through interagency e-interaction


Regulation model of procedures in construction industry is being elaborated in Moscow. The main focus is made on organizations-suppliers to render services on technological connection to power networks in e-format. This issue was discussed at the special seminar for developers in “Boiling Point” of ASI (“Agency for Strategic Initiatives”) on the 10th of November.

The question is about grid companies’ inclusion into the united system of interagency e-interaction. It will allow developers to obtain technical specifications on connection to power networks via e-services without contacting organizations-suppliers on the basis of a written application as it had been before.

“A closed-loop circuit of digital administrative procedures ensuring constructing process from start to finish has been created,” noted Nadezhda Karavanova, Deputy Head of the Urban Planning Policy Department of Moscow, – “for instance since this year it is necessary to submit just one application for obtaining GPZU (“Development plan of land plot”) and technical specifications on connection to water supply and sewage networks. Now we are working over the issues of further development of e-services together with Minstroy (Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities), Minenergo (Ministry of Energy) and Moscow Government. Among other things we are talking about such groundbreaking reform as grid companies’ inclusion into the united system of interagency interaction.”

The expert reminded that since the 1st of February of this year you can submit e-application to conclude an agreement on connection to electric networks of JSC UEC (“United Energy Company”), and since the 1st of March – on obtaining technical specifications and conclusion an agreement for connection to water supply and sewage networks of JSC Mosvodokanal (“Moscow Water and Sewage Company”).

According to Dovran Garagozov, Deputy Head of the ASI working group for construction, significant progress in reducing administrative barriers for developers has been made over the period of implementation the National Entrepreneurial initiative. This was reflected in the World Bank Doing Business ranking 2016. Russia has improved its positions by 4 points taking 115th position. Thus today an investor needs to pass through just 14 procedures instead of 51 procedures in 2012. In particular, inspection procedures of the State Architectural and Cnstruction Supervision and Moskomstroynadzor were canceled in Moscow. For construction of small objects (with the number of floors not more than two) there is no need to obtain certificate of approving architectural and urban planning solution. Also there is no need in notify Moskomstroynadzor about the commencement and completion of works.
As experts noted that developers don’t need to provide documents necessary for rendering services in case of other authorities own this information, this rule is already official. Officials obtain such documents strictly in the framework of interagency interaction.

Nikitin Andrey CEO of the Agency For Strategic Initiatives
Also the issue of refusals in providing state services for investment-construction projects was considered at the seminar. It occurs due to mistakes made by developers themselves during the preparation of documents. According to the event organizers, the current and the next seminars will introduce investors and developers to the most popular problems and focus on the ways of avoiding them.

This event has become the first from the series of planned seminars in “erroe analysis” format and touched such important topics for developers and investors as obtaining GPZU and coordination of design documentation. This educational program is carried out in accordance with the “road map” to improve Russia’s positions in the World Bank Doing Business ranking in terms of “Obtaining construction permits”. It should be reminded that this plan of events was approved by Mikhail Men, the Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation, Sergey Sobyanin, the Mayor of Moscow and Andrey Nikitin, CEO of ANO “Agency for Strategic Initiatives”.