Alexander Novak invites Kazan State Power Engineering University students to attend REW 2018 Youth Day
In particular, the minister told the young people about the results of the first ‘Russian Energy Week’ Energy Efficiency and Energy Development International Forum, which was held in Moscow and St. Petersburg on 3–7 October 2017.
“Despite the fact that REW was held for the first time this year, the forum was already attended by around 8,000 people, including the heads of state-owned and major energy companies. A number of interesting discussions took place on the REW platform. We intend to continue supporting this forum”, Novak said.
The minister also invited the students to take part in the Russian Energy Week Youth Day next year.
Dear Friends, I would like to welcome you on the occasion of the opening of the first Russian Energy Week. The Forum will bring together representatives of government bodies, major industries, business circles and the expert community from Russia and other countries to discuss main global energy development trends. In the framework of the intensive program of the Forum, they will conduct a serious and comprehensive analysis of the current situation in the global energy market and offer effective solutions to the challenges facing the energy sector. Sustainable growth of the modern world economy greatly depends on ensuring energy security. And naturally Russia stands to play a special role as one of the guarantors of energy security for the entire Eurasia. The participants and guests of the Forum will have an opportunity to learn about the prospects of the Russian fuel and energy complex, the strategic projects that are being implemented, as well as to map out areas of cooperation, including in the fields of energy efficiency and introduction of cutting edge technologies that meet the highest environmental standards. I hope that a substantive dialogue among the participants in the Russian Energy Week will be instrumental in working out common approaches to development of the international energy agenda and launching new mutually beneficial initiatives. I wish you every success. Vladimir Putin.
Siemens Russia President Dietrich Möller said in a speech during the plenary session ‘The Future of the Electricity Industry: How Power Systems and Consumers Are Set to Change’ as part of Russian Energy Week that, according to his company, roughly 50% of power plants in Russia are in need of modernization and “Siemens is ready to make a proposal”.
On 21 December 2017, the Organizing Committee for preparing for and holding the Russian Energy Week 2018 International Forum held a meeting chaired by Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation.