The founder and the president of the Russian Distributed Power Generation Association is Maksim A. Zagornov – the director of Mks Group of Companies, member of the General council, business ambassador of the "Business Russia" in the United Arab Emirates, assistant to the First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Energy S. Ya. Esyakov, business ombudsman on power and natural monopolies in Chelyabinsk region.
Maxim Zagornov stood at the origins of forming of the distributed power generation branch in the Urals. The regulations of work of the industry were developed and introduced, cooperation with monopolies and supervisory authorities was established in many respects thanks to M. Zagornov's initiatives. In total along with implementation of mini-CHP construction advanced technologies, it allowed to bring Chelyabinsk region to the number of leading regions by the rates of distributed power generation development in Russia.
For the purpose of forming of constructive dialogue with all concerned parties and the balanced development of the distributed generation market, M.A. Zagornov is in permanent interaction with authorities of the federal and regional level, is engaged in public and legislative work. M.A. Zagornov is included into Advisory council of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the Committee on Economic Policy, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Development. Besides, he is the assistant to the First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Energy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation S.Ya. Esyakov on a voluntary basis. Mr. Zagornov takes active part in work of this committee, undertakes legislative initiatives. M.A. Zagornov is included into General council of the All-Russian public organization "Business Russia", is the business ambassador of the "Business Russia" in the UAE.
For the purpose of the interregional and international cooperation intensification in the sphere of the distributed power generation M.A. Zagornov holds the largest business power-oriented events in Russia. Since 2011 he is the organizer of annual energy forums, many of which received the status of the international events. The International award "Distributed Power Generation — Great Achievements" was founded in 2013 under the initiative of Maksim A. Zagornov. Today it is the only award in the world which is presented to the companies and the organizations which achieved considerable indicators and achievements in the field of the distributed power generation in Russia and abroad. In 6 years more than 450 companies from 11 countries took part in this competition.
The active participant of the legislative and business processes, M.A. Zagornov is one of the significant media-persons in the infosphere of the Russian Federation. He acts as the expert in development of the distributed power generation objects in the magazines "Ekspert", "Turbiny & dizeli", the newspapers "Kommersant", "Argumenty i Fakty", radio "Komsomolskaya Pravda", RBC TV channel, etc.