Anton Inyutsyn: “Energy conservation is always on the agenda”
“We tried to include the most pressing issues facing the global energy sector in the Forum programme, issues that are, of course, also relevant for Russia. Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak suggested that ideas around ‘new energy’ should have the opportunity to compete fairly with ‘traditional’ ideas, and thought leaders in renewable energy development, innovators, and recognized international experts participated in the debates alongside oil industry executives and power plant owners”, commented Inyutsyn.
He said that the phrase “new energy” is usually used by the expert community to refer to processes in the industry which relate to a new industrial revolution characterized by digitization, robotization, and automation.
“Finally, ‘new energy’ also includes ‘smart’ networks, which help to reduce costs and cut the number of accidents to a minimum, as well as automation and robotization of the sector”, the Deputy Minister said.
Inyutsyn also spoke about digitization in the oil and gas sector. “Digitization, automation, and artificial intelligence – the key thing to note is that these are not threats, but rather the conditions needed to develop civilization and maintain international competitiveness”, he remarked.
When Kommersant Review asked about Russia lagging behind the West in terms of energy efficiency, the Deputy Minister explained, “In the rankings of government policy on sustainable energy prepared by the World Bank, Russia is among the leading nations in terms of energy efficiency, beating out, even if only slightly, countries such as Switzerland, Sweden, Japan, and China.”
Inyutsyn pointed out that new technologies are constantly emerging. “Therefore both we and our foreign partners are always setting new goals to increase efficiency. It should be no surprise that energy conservation is always on the agenda”, said the Deputy Minister.
The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin will participate in the plenary session of the Russian Energy Week 2017. The news has been announced by the Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov. “The International Forum on energy efficiency and energy development Russian Energy Week will take place October 3 through 7 in Moscow and St. Petersburg. President Putin will participate in the plenary session of the Russian Energy Week”, said Mr. Peskov. The Presidential Press Secretary also added that the main topic of the event is ‘Energy for global growth’. ‘The section where the president will participate also includes a panel discussion. This should be fascinating’, added Mr. Peskov.
Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak is to play an active role in the ‘Russian Energy Week’ Energy Efficiency and Energy Development International Forum (REW) taking place in Moscow and St. Petersburg from October 3 to 7, 2017. On October 4, the Minister will chair the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) Ministerial Meeting, at which members of the Forum will discuss global trends in the development of the gas market.
Chairman of the Planning and Operation Committee of Japanese Business Alliance for Smart Energy Worldwide (JASE-W) Nobuaki Aoyama has confirmed representatives of the alliance will take part in the business events of Russian Energy Week.