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Plenary session Global Energy: Challenges and Sustainable Development Realizing the Potential of the Energy Sector 6th Global Energy Summit All-Russian MediaTEK Award Ceremony
04.10.2017
09:30—10:45

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall A

Realizing the Potential of the Energy Sector

The Global Gas and Petrochemical Markets: Opportunities for Russia

Panel discussion

The global gas and petrochemistry industry is growing at a rate consistently above world GDP. The sector is generating a stream of innovation which is transforming the outlook of the entire economy, increasing demand for the output of related industries, and creating new jobs and opportunities for processing companies. In Russia, the intensive development of petrochemistry has offered a response to the issue of import substitution and helped to launch new kinds of products on international markets. Furthermore, major industry projects have provided a platform for economic development in various regions of the country, including Eastern Siberia and the Russian Far East. At the same time, the global gas and petrochemicals sector is facing new challenges. The surplus in global capacity at a time of slowing economic growth and tougher environmental requirements is causing the markets for petrochemical products to remain volatile, with access to new markets limited by creeping protectionism. What trends will determine the development of the gas and petrochemicals sector over the next 30 years? How can Russian gas and petrochemicals companies ensure that their products remain competitive in key markets? What reserves do Russian manufacturers have for cutting costs: geographically diversifying sales, digitization, R&D, developing new advanced materials, other measures?

Moderator:
Alexey Bobrovsky — Head of the Economic Programme, Russia 24 TV Channel

Panellists:
Darya Borisova — Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
Arkady Dvorkovich — Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Gulomjon Ibragimov — Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Dmitry Konov — Chairman of the Management Board, SIBUR Holding
Rustam Minnikhanov — President of the Republic of Tatarstan
Igor Soglaev — Director of the Oil and Gas Chemistry Department in the Vice President Rank, Rosneft
Zou Wenzhi — Deputy Director General, Foreign Cooperation Office, China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec Group)
Daniel Yergin — Vice Chairman, IHS Markit

Front row participant:
Rachelle Goebel — Vice President, General Manager for Gas Processing and Hydrogen, UOP LLC

04.10.2017
11:00—12:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall C

Realizing the Potential of the Energy Sector

The Future of the Coal Industry against the Background of a New Climate Agenda

Roundtable

Tougher environmental requirements and an expected reduction in coal’s contribution to electricity generation on the European and Asian markets have become substantial challenges for everyone involved in the coal industry. In response to these new challenges, coal producers are actively implementing more environmentally friendly technologies, attempting to occupy new product niches, and increasing product quality. Technologies for generating electricity and chemicalizing coal are being improved. The Russian coal industry is continuing to restructure itself, create new coal extraction centres in the east of the country, and develop rail and port infrastructure to better support exports. At the same time, the growth of inter-fuel competition and market volatility is reducing the effectiveness of industry forecasts. Is the accessibility of coal, coupled with the development of clean energy and chemical technologies, enough to maintain demand for coal in future? With its lower cost in comparison to other fuels, does coal provide more opportunities to alleviate the problems of energy poverty in countries with an energy deficit? What share of coal in the fuel mix can be considered environmentally sustainable at present levels of industrial development?

Moderator:
Anatoly Yanovsky — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation

Panellists:
Gennady Alekseev — General Director, HC SDS-Coal
Irina Olkhovskaya — First Deputy General Director - Commercial Director, "Port Management Company" - management company of "Vostochny Port"
Pavel Shtark — General Director, Management Company Mechel-Mining LLC
Sergey Stepanov — Vice President, Head of the Coal Division, EVRAZ
Alexey Tsedenov — Head of the Republic of Buryatia
Boris Yatsenko — Partner, Head of the Metals & Mining Group in Russia and the CIS, EY

04.10.2017
15:00—16:30

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall D

Realizing the Potential of the Energy Sector

Developing Renewable Energy Sources in Russia: Scaling Up and Exporting Technology

Panel discussion

Thanks to a systematic state policy and the active approach taken by leading companies, domestic renewable energy development is gaining momentum with every passing year. The number of new renewable energy facilities being commissioned is increasing, and these are smoothly taking their place in the national power grid and in isolated energy regions. New domestic technologies are being developed. Photovoltaic cells based on advanced Russian heterostructure technology have entered production this year. A number of major players have now entered the wind power sector, and have announced their intentions to localize high-tech manufacturing in Russia. International cooperation in science and technology is expanding rapidly, enabling the development of Russian renewable energy technologies that are in demand both at home and abroad. As a result, Russian renewable energy players are announcing plans to enter export markets. The Russian renewables sector as a whole is transitioning to a new phase of development. What position in Russia’s energy mix will renewable sources occupy after 2024 and in the longer-term strategic perspective? What are the factors influencing the development of renewables in different sectors: on the wholesale and retail electricity and power markets, in distributed generation, and at the household level? In what areas should efforts be concentrated to achieve integrated development in the renewables sector, and how can state support for the sector be transformed accordingly? What practical steps must be taken to ensure the continued development of Russian technologies and the export of solutions based on them? Who could become an ally of Russian scientific and technological centres and manufacturers of equipment for sale on the European, Asian, and American markets?

Moderator:
Georgiy Kekelidze — Chairman of the Board, Association for Renewable Energy «EUROSOLAR Russia»

Panellists:
Adnan Amin — Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Anatoliy Chubais — Chairman of the Executive Board, RUSNANO Corporation
Alexander Chuvaev — Executive Vice President, Head of the Russia Division, Fortum Corporation
Roberto Deambrogio — Head of Europe and North Africa, Enel S.p.A
Charles Hendry — Minister of State for Energy (Department for Energy & Climate Change) of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (2010–2012)
Kirill Komarov — First Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Corporate Development and International Business, The State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM
Igor Shakhray — General Director, Hevel
Alexey Texler — First Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation

Front row participants:
Aleksey Kaplun — Director of Prospective Development Department, RusHydro
Annegret Lewak — Sales Director Central, East and North Europe, Meyer Burger Technology AG
Klaus Thiessen — Creator, Technopark Berlin Adlershof

05.10.2017
09:00—11:30

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall A

Realizing the Potential of the Energy Sector

The Digital Transformation of Russian Electricity

Panel discussion

Building a digital economy is one of the key strategic challenges faced by the President and Government of the Russian Federation today. A major focus is the question of how issues and aspects of digitizing the national economy can be rethought on a sector-by-sector basis. Data and the information that can be gleaned from it must be considered as an independent factor in production that can influence performance, labour productivity, and the reliability and security of energy supplies. The most significant challenge facing the electricity sector is increasing the reliability and performance of Russia’s power grid by introducing risk-oriented management. Digital technologies are making it possible to optimize the way that limited resources are used, and to secure an improvement in energy supply reliability indicators while maintaining current cost levels. Digitization is creating an opportunity to review how sectoral reports are compiled and presented and to automate oversight procedures, reducing the burden on business. The Russian Ministry of Energy is setting out its vision for the digitization of the electricity sector. Groups of experts are developing a targeted vision for the future of electricity, discussing the latest issues in the digitization programme, evaluating steps already taken to develop individual aspects of the digital transformation, and setting out plans to develop and validate industry-specific products and solutions created within this new technological paradigm. The results of their work will be presented for discussion. Among those contributing their opinion to the wider discussion of these materials will be heads of ministries and agencies responsible for implementing the ‘Digital Economy’ programme, and representatives from technology companies and development institutes, as well as other Russian Energy Week participants.

Moderator:
Vitaliy Nedelskiy — President, National Association of Industrial Internet Market Participants

Panellists:
Vladimir Averbakh — Director of the Department for the Development of Electronic Government of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation
Petr Bezukladnikov — Vice President of the Expert-Analytical Directorate, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)
Andrey Cherezov — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Tatyana Eferina — Head of Department for Monitoring, Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation
Mikhail Ivanov — Head of Department of Machine-Tool Building and Investment Machinery, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Alexey Khoryushin — Project Manager, Agency for Strategic Initiatives
Dmitriy Korev — Director of Programms and Projects, RVC
Mikhail Lifshitz — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Rotec
Oleg Pertsovskiy — Chief Operating Officer of Energy Efficiency Technology Cluster, Skolkovo Foundation
Georgy Shebuldaev — Business Development Manager, Kaspersky Lab
Roman Shulginov — Vice President for Service Platform, Rostelecom
Vladislav Vorotnitsky — Deputy General Director for Marketing and Sales, Tavrida Electric; Head of the Subgroup "Reliable and Flexible Networks", National Technology Initiative "Energynet"

05.10.2017
10:00—11:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall B

Realizing the Potential of the Energy Sector

Developing Exchange Trading in Russian Oil

Roundtable

The customary pricing mechanism for oil, which is based on the use of existing price benchmarks as a method for determining fair market price, has recently come under fire amid a significant reduction in oil recovery from fields which form the physical basis for the best-known pricing benchmark. Pricing must be improved by establishing new benchmarks based on oil streams which are more stable from the point of view of production volumes and qualitative characteristics. Establishing benchmarks through direct quotation will help to establish prices with greater precision. Russia is following this trend itself. In November 2016, trading in deliverable futures based on Urals oil was launched at the Russian Commodities and Raw Materials Exchange. These are accessible today to all major Russian oil companies and key Russian brokers, who are being joined by non-resident companies: oil traders and financial institutions. How can this project be further developed? What impact could developing exchange trading in Urals oil have on the Russian economy?

Moderator:
Natalya Porokhova — Head of Research and Forecasting Group, Analytical Credit Rating Agency (ACRA)

Panellists:
Kirill Akatnov — Head of Oil Supply Directorate, Zarubezhneft JSC
Sergey Andronov — Vice-President, Transneft
Larisa Azimova — General Director, Settlement Depository Company (Joint Stock Company) (SDCO (JSC))
Atanas Djumaliev — Head of Operations at Global Commodities, VTB Capital
Anatoliy Golomolzin — Deputy Head, Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation (FAS Russia)
Vyacheslav Mischenko — Head of Argus, Russia and FSU
Kirill Molodtsov — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Jorge Montepeque — Vice President, Trading & Shipping, Eni SpA
Michael Muller — Vice President for Crude Trading and Supply, Shell Trading International Ltd
Alexey Rybnikov — President, Chairman of the Board, SPIMEX
Alexey Sazanov — Director of Tax Policy and Customs Schedule Department, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation

05.10.2017
10:00—11:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall D

Realizing the Potential of the Energy Sector

Available Networks: Projects, Experience, Current Issues

Panel discussion

A factor for national and international rating agencies examining the investment attractiveness of the Russian Federation (both as a whole and regionally) is the connection of electricity consumers’ power receivers to electrical grids. The main criteria for determining accessibility to the power grid are the time, money and the number of steps required to be connected. Reaching high accessibility requires the direct involvement of all parties concerned. This year, the preliminary results of a five-year project (2013–2017) by Rosseti Group focused on the long term development of the power grid and technological connection will be shared at the Forum. Current issues related to the electric grid sector will come under discussion, in particular concerning connection services (connecting preferential consumers, shortfalls in revenue, regulating relationships with third parties), the importance of an accessible power grid infrastructure (priority development of power grids), and important matters concerning the formulation of plans and programmes to develop the power sector in the Russian regions.

Moderator:
Stephan Solzhenitsyn — Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Panellists:
Roman Berdnikov — Member of the Management Board, First Deputy General Director, Rosseti
Mikhail Kolesnikov — Vice President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Business OPORA RUSSIA
Evgeny Nikora — Deputy Governor of the Murmansk Region
Pavel Snikkars — Director of Electric Power Industry Development Department, Ministry of Energy

05.10.2017
12:00—13:15

Manege, 1st floor, Presidium conference hall

Realizing the Potential of the Energy Sector

Heating Supply Reform: New Stimuli and Initial Results

Roundtable

July 31, 2017 saw the enactment of Federal Law No. 279-FZ ‘On implementing changes to Federal Law ‘On the heating supply’ and other legislative acts of the Russian Federation relating to the improvement of the heating supply system’. The availability of a new model for the thermal energy market is ushering in a transition from state regulation of all heating supply tariffs using the ‘cost plus’ method to contractual agreement of predictable long-term heating prices for consumers. In order to protect the interests of the end consumer, the price is limited by the cost of heat estimated using the best technology available, from an alternative thermal energy source – local boiler plants. The public commitment to achieving a new standard of heating supply for communities is enshrined in the Agreement on the Performance of the Heating Supply System, concluded between municipal authorities and Russia’s Unified Heat Supply Organization (ETO). This agreement is proving to be a transparent tool for attracting private investment into the heating supply system. A key role will be played by the ETO, which is becoming a single point of accountability within the heating supply system for consumers and government. In order to be able to perform this function, the ETO is being given the powers it needs to optimize and develop the heating supply system in accordance with the agreed plans. New quality requirements are being introduced with respect to service provision and the organization of consumer relations. At the same time, the authorities have a broader selection of tools for oversight of ETO operations, including antitrust measures. The new model on the thermal energy market is encouraging improvements in efficiency, the establishment of new standards, and the attraction of private investment into the heating supply sector. The current challenge is putting this model into action: where and when this model will be implemented in Russia’s regions. Major domestic energy holdings have amassed sufficient know-how and resources to use this model to invest in upgrading the heating supply of Russian towns. The decision is for regional and municipal leaders.

The discussion will consider the following questions:
• The new model on the heating market as a development tool: advantages for consumers, regional authorities, and the sector as a whole.
• Subjective factors in implementing the new model: how can effective cooperation be ensured between regional authorities and energy companies?
• Practical aspects: changing the relationship between the ETO and other heating supply organizations (heating networks, thermal energy sources) as the new model for the heating market is implemented.
• The Agreement on the Performance of the Heating Supply System – a tool for increasing efficiency, establishing new standards, and transparently attracting private investment into the heating supply system.
• Key timeframes in the transition to the new model and the challenge of minimizing risks to the consumer: government powers and the responsibilities of heating suppliers.

Moderator:
Stephan Solzhenitsyn — Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Panellists:
Dmitriy Feldman — Head of the Administration of Rubtsovsk
Vyacheslav Kravchenko — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Mikhail Kuznetsov — Chairman of the Board, General Director, Member of the Strategy Committee, "Siberian Generating Company"
Svetlana Nikonova — Deputy General Director for Economy, Quadra - Power Generation
Roman Nizhankovskiy — Deputy General Director -Executive Director, PJSC T Plus
Pavel Shatskiy — First Deputy General Director, Gazprom Energoholding

05.10.2017
12:00—13:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall A

Realizing the Potential of the Energy Sector

Petroleum Refining in Russia: Large-Scale Modernization and New Challenges

Roundtable

A programme to modernize petroleum refining in Russia is successfully under way. Dozens of facilities have been modernized in the last five years. The average petroleum refining depth is now close to 80%, and exceeds 98% at some facilities. New refining capacities are being installed in Leningrad Region and the Republic of Bashkortostan, and major investment projects are being realized in the Far Eastern Federal District. In spite of this rapid development, the refining sector is vulnerable to a number of risk factors which could put a brake on the investment process. These include surplus capacity in Europe and Asia, the growing popularity of the electric car, sanctions-related risks, and a planned reduction in oil export duties. What has large-scale modernization achieved for the sector and for consumers? What is the demand forecast for engine fuel, taking into account the uncertainties represented by the development of the electric car? What future directions will be taken by oil product streams?

Moderator:
Sergey Shchelkalin — Partner, Head of Corporate Tax, KPMG in Russia and the CIS

Panellists:
Elena Chernysheva — Professor, Deputy Head of Petroleum Technology Department, FSBEI HE "Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas (National Research University)"
Georgy Kushnir — General Director, Neftechemservice JSC
Aleksey Masalov — Deputy Chief Technologist, Surgutneftegas OJSC
Dmitry Mazurov — President, New Stream JSC
Elena Milyutina — Head of Tax Planning and Analysis Directorate, PJSC Gazprom Neft
Kirill Molodtsov — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Alexey Sazanov — Director of Tax Policy and Customs Schedule Department, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation

05.10.2017
12:00—13:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall B

Realizing the Potential of the Energy Sector

‘Energynet’ Projects and Initiatives: a Contribution Towards the Development of ‘New Energy’

Panel discussion

Questions of how best to develop electrical energy are more pressing than ever before. On one hand, the sector is anticipating significant changes in the next 10–15 years, with new kind of markets, active consumers, aggregators, and other market participants in one way or another combining different kinds of activity. On the other hand, already solvable challenges surrounding modernizing and intellectualizing electrical energy, renewing key funds, and improving organizational structures are no less important, and should play their part in a strategic vision of the sector’s future. How will new ‘Energynet’ markets and market participants affect the development of electrical energy? What effect are ‘Energynet’ projects having on the formation of ‘new energy’? What correction must traditional paths of development in the sector undergo in connection with initiatives and projects being developed as part of the National Technology Initiative (NTI)? How can barriers to the development of ‘new energy’ be overcome?

Moderator:
Alexey Kulapin — Director of the State Energy Policy Department, Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation

Panellists:
Oleg Dubnov — Vice President, Executive Director, Cluster of Energy Efficient Technologies, Skolkovo Foundation
Ivan Ivanov — General Director, National Engineering Center of Energetics
Dmitry Kholkin — Head of the Project Center for Innovation Development, Strategic Research Center Foundation; Deputy Head of the Working Group, National Technology Initiative "Energynet"
Evgeniy Olkhovich — Deputy General Director for Strategic Development, Rosseti
Sergey Samoylenkov — General Director, SuperOx CJSC
Vladislav Vorotnitsky — Deputy General Director for Marketing and Sales, Tavrida Electric; Head of the Subgroup "Reliable and Flexible Networks", National Technology Initiative "Energynet"

Front row participant:
Members of the EnergyNet working group

05.10.2017
12:00—13:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall D

Realizing the Potential of the Energy Sector

Shining a Light on New Technologies: Making Quick and Noticeable Improvements to the Quality of the Urban Environment

Panel discussion

The presence of good-quality lighting has become an important element in the quality of life of city residents and an important part of the work of many municipal leaders. At the same time, municipalities face challenges in attracting private investment, and suffer from a lack of experience when it comes to creating an attractive environment using decorative lighting and selecting equipment based on new technologies. The discussion will consider the best global and Russian practices in transitioning to energy-efficient urban lighting, ensuring that mistakes can be avoided and the best use made of investment, as well as an initiative developed by the Russian Ministry of Energy and the Agency for Strategic Initiatives to make funds for modernizing street lighting accessible to municipalities and regions.

Moderator:
Vladimir Gabrielyan — President, Lighting Business Consulting LLC

Panellists:
Emmanuel Forest — Chief Executive Officer, Bouygues Europe SA
Vsevolod Gavrilov — Director, Energy Efficiency and Natural Resources Project Management Directorate, Sberbank
Anton Inyutsyn — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Andrey Mayorov — General Director, United Energy Company
Elena Myakotnikova — Corporate Director, Agency for Strategic Initiatives
Dmitry Nalogin — President, International Group of Companies Light Technologies LLC
Sergey Sakharov — Head of Administration of Suzdal
Sergey Zinchenko — Deputy Head, Moscow Department of Housing, Utilities and Amenities

05.10.2017
14:00—15:15

Manege, 1st floor, Presidium conference hall

Realizing the Potential of the Energy Sector

Presentation on the Heating Supply Efficiency Ranking

In 2017 the Russian Ministry of Energy, together with the regions of the Russian Federation and the expert community, began work on creating a heating supply efficiency ranking for communities in the Russian Federation. This ranking is applied to municipalities at the regional level. At the federal level, it is applied to regions. The ranking evaluates the efforts of administrative bodies at all levels to establish conditions facilitating a reliable, failure-free heating supply, reduce levels of specific fuel consumption, apply modern technology, update heating supply systems, implement planned measures, and increase energy efficiency among consumers. The ranking seeks not only to measure progress, but also to identify and promote best practices. The results of the regional ranking will be discussed with the involvement of regional and municipal energy, housing, and utilities ministries, energy companies, and experts for future use by the Russian Ministry of Energy, as well as by experts in public oversight.

Moderator:
Vasiliy Polivanov — Vice-President, Head of the Committee for Technical Regulation and Standardization, NP "Russian Heat Supply"

Panellists:
Anton Inyutsyn — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Dmitry Kudryashov — Deputy Governor of Kemerovo Region for Housing & Communal Services and Road Complex
Aleksandr Narolin — Deputy Head of the Administration of the Lipetsk Region
Robert Paltaller — First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Altai Republic
Ayrat Sabirzanov — First Deputy General Director - Director for Economics and Finance, "Tatenergo"
Pavel Zhuravlev — Deputy General Director for Government Relations, Danfoss

05.10.2017
14:00—15:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall A

Realizing the Potential of the Energy Sector

Inevitable Growth: New Renewable Energy Projects in Russia’s Regions

Panel discussion

Use of renewable energy resources has undergone rapid geographical expansion in recent years, becoming a key feature of the majority of regional initiatives. The active growth of this new segment of the electricity sector is due largely to the adoption in 2014 of a number of regulations at the federal level intended to stimulate the generation of electricity from renewable sources. The initial outcomes of wind, solar, and small scale hydropower projects implemented so far as decentralized energy systems have not only demonstrated their technical and environmental potential, but have also proven the economic viability of implementing energy facilities of this kind. Is it already possible to talk about the potential of replicating tried and tested solutions? Are regions ready to diversify their electricity generation infrastructure? Are renewable energy projects attractive from an investment point of view? What effect are renewable energy projects having on regional socioeconomic development?

Moderator:
Anton Usachev — Director, Russian Solar Energy Association

Panellists:
Amin Askerov — Strategy and Investment Director, JS «United Heat Energy Company»
Nikolay Duraev — First Deputy Minister of Housing and Utilities and Energy of the Republic of Sakha Yakutia
Mikhail Kolesnikov — Vice President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Business OPORA RUSSIA
Evgeny Nikora — Deputy Governor of the Murmansk Region
Viktor Pazdnikov — Minister of Territorial Development of the Zabaikalsky Krai
George Rizhinashvili — Member of the Management Board, First Deputy Director General, RusHydro
Igor Shakhray — General Director, Hevel

Front row participants:
Igor Bryzgunov — Chairman, Russian Association of Wind Power Industry
David Masgrangeas — General Director, Saft LLC

05.10.2017
14:00—15:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall B

Realizing the Potential of the Energy Sector

Increasing the Efficiency of Oil Extraction: Meeting the Challenges

Panel discussion

Despite a fall in the quality of reserves at existing fields, the volume of oil extracted in Russia over the last five years has increased by 30 million tonnes annually. This is the result of the extended application of secondary and tertiary enhanced oil recovery techniques, penetration of new production regions, and more active development of hard-to-recover and shelf reserves. Within just a year, the volume of horizontal drilling in Russia increased by nearly 20% and accounted for 35% of the total volume of operational drilling, oil recovered on the continental shelf increased by 17%, and development of hard-to-recover reserves by 12%. A full set of measures have been developed and implemented in Russia in order to maintain the level of oil recovery achieved in the present economic environment and reduce reliance on suppliers of high-tech equipment. This includes government support measures for extraction from hard-to-recover reserves, an import substitution programme for critically important equipment, and new advances in scientific research and experimental design. Which technologies could help to increase the efficiency and environmental safety of Russian oil extraction? What projects that have been implemented or are being implemented are helping to reduce technology dependence? Is there potential for increasing recovery from mature and unconventional fields in the current economy?

Moderator:
Konstantin Simonov — General Director, National Energy Security Fund LLC

Panellists:
Nikolay Buynov — Chairman of the Board of Directors, JSC «INK-Capital»
Aleksandr Dashevskiy — Deputy General Director for Production, Zarubezhneft
Vitaly Goncharenko — Deputy director of the department of planning, efficiency management, development and investment in prospecting and mining areas, head of the investment department, Rosneft
Kirill Molodtsov — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Gilles Nougier — Vice President for Oil and Gas in Europe, Schneider Electric
Kirill Strizhnev — Executive Director of the Project Office Bazhen, Gazprom Neft

05.10.2017
14:00—15:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall D

Realizing the Potential of the Energy Sector

Investment Attractiveness in the Oil Industry: A New System of Taxation

Roundtable

Russia is presently a leader in oil extraction, and occupies a stable dominant position globally with respect to the size of its proven reserves. Inclusion of its non-traditional oil and shelf resources could increase this figure significantly, providing a solid foundation for long-term development. Nonetheless, the potential of Russian oil reserves is among the most undervalued by the international investment community, in spite of the fact that economic indicators are at a level comparable to those of international competitors. A key factor in improving investment attractiveness is evolutionary development of the taxation system which takes into account the development of the energy sector, making it possible to maximize the positive effect on the economy. Experiments in taxing additional income are being conducted to encourage the development of new oil reserves and provide a fresh boost to the development of the Russian oil industry. How can a balance be struck between the interests of business and those of the state? How can investment be attracted into the Russian energy sector during a time of volatility in the macroeconomic and foreign policy landscapes? How can the Russian Federation ensure maximal monetization of its resource potential on an increasingly competitive market?

Moderator:
Pavel Sorokin — Head, Analytical Center of the Energy Sector, Russian Energy Center of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation

Panellists:
Vladimir Feigin — President, Institute for Energy and Finance
Natalya Komarova — Governor of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area–Yugra
Sergey Kudryashov — General Director, Zarubezhneft JSC
Maxim Pershin — Member of the Management Board, Co-Head of the Corporate Investment Bank Unit, Alfa-Bank
Alexey Sazanov — Director of Tax Policy and Customs Schedule Department, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation
Alexey Texler — First Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Grigory Vygon — Managing Director, VYGON Consulting

05.10.2017
16:00—18:00

Manege, 1st floor, Presidium conference hall

Realizing the Potential of the Energy Sector

Meeting between Chief Engineers of Power Distribution Companies: ‘Technology and Investment Policy: Repair or Replace?’

A significant amount of power grid equipment has practically zero residual value, yet has remained in use thanks to periodic technical examination and repair. At the same time, companies do not have sufficient resources to completely upgrade fixed assets. Companies are faced with the challenge of finding an optimal balance between maintaining dilapidated equipment for comparatively low repair and operational costs, and replacing it with expensive modern equipment which will save money on subsequent maintenance. What are the best practices among chief engineers in distinguishing equipment that can be repaired from equipment that should be replaced? To what extent can modern digital equipment help improve economic performance indicators? In which areas is the latest digital technology already proving advantageous?

Moderator:
Dmitriy Gvozdev — Deputy General Director – Chief Engineer, Rosseti

Panellists:
Vsevolod Ivanov — First Deputy General Director, Chief Engineer, PJSC Moscow United Electric Grid Company
Alexander Pilyugin — First Deputy General Director, Chief Engineer, IDGC of Centre
Oleg Shamshovich — Deputy Director - Chief Engineer, Bashkirenergo LLC
Eduard Shornikov — Chief Engineer, Transenergo Branch of Russian Railways

06.10.2017
10:00—11:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall D

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Meeting between Chief Engineers of Heating Supply Companies

Rapidly expanding urban populations and the associated increase in housing stock are contributing to a greater burden on urban infrastructure. The centralized heating supply system found in Russian cities, which dates back to the Soviet period, offers enormous potential for efficiency gains. At the same time, significant wear and tear on heating infrastructure is placing fresh demands on the technology for renovating and overhauling the network, while the ever-increasing rate at which people are having their own weather-sensitive heating systems installed is presenting head engineers with new challenges in terms of balancing and ensuring the reliability of heating supplies. During this annual meeting, head engineers and energy specialists from heating supply companies will discuss current problems in the sector based on real case studies and exchange experience of solving challenges faced by companies.

Moderator:
Vasiliy Polivanov — Vice-President, Head of the Committee for Technical Regulation and Standardization, NP "Russian Heat Supply"

Panellists:
Parviz Abdushukurov — Vice President for Thermal Business, Deputy General Director for Operations, Chief Engineer, Fortum
Vladimir Bashkarev — General Director, Lipetsk Municipal Energy Company
Igor Maksimov — Director of the "Heat" Division , "Siberian Generating Company"
Aleksandr Vilesov — Director for Economics and Heat Sites, "T Plus"

06.10.2017
12:00—13:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall B

Realizing the Potential of the Energy Sector

Presentation on the Energy Efficiency Ranking of Power Distribution Companies

The Russian Ministry of Energy, in tandem with the expert community, presents the results of a project to rank power distribution companies by energy efficiency based on their operations in 2016 for discussion with participants. The ranking evaluates the efforts made by companies to reduce distribution losses, make use of modern technologies, and optimize the development of infrastructure. It seeks not only to measure progress, but also to identify and promote best practices. The results of the ranking will be discussed with the involvement of regional and municipal energy and housing and utilities ministries, energy companies, and experts in order to disseminate best practice.

Moderator:
Valery Presnyakov — Editor-in-Chief, Power and Industry of Russia Newspaper

Panellists:
Aleksandr Borisov — Member of the Presidium of the Management Board, Chairman of Committee on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
Ramil Kamaliev — Deputy Director General, Kazan Branch, Grig Company
Mikhail Kozlov — General Director, Yugorsk Regional Electric Grid Company
Vyacheslav Kuliev — Deputy General Director for Development and Implementation of Services, Interregional Distribution Grid Company Volga
Dmitriy Mikheev — Deputy Director of Electric Power Industry Development Department, Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation
Konstantin Petukhov — Deputy General Director for Services Development and Implementation, Rosseti
Dmitriy Zubov — Deputy Department Head - Head of Project Control, Energy Efficiency, Internal Affairs Department, Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation

Front row participant:
Alexey Petukhov — Deputy General Director for the Implementation of Services, IDGC of the South

06.10.2017
14:00—15:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall B

Realizing the Potential of the Energy Sector

Efficiency and Safety in the Coal Industry: Best Practices and Innovative Technologies

Roundtable

Restructuring the coal industry has made it possible to shut down some of the least profitable mines with the most geologically complex seam development conditions. This has helped to reduce the rate of occupational accidents in the sector. The rate of accidents with a fatal outcome has fallen threefold since 2000. In order to continue to reduce the risk of major accidents, the Russian Ministry of Energy created a special commission in 2016, which compiled a list of mines carrying a high accident risk and developed a plan of action to increase safety. Following implementation of the plan, only four of an original group of 20 mines carrying a high risk of accident are set to remain open. Other strategies for reducing the risk of accidents include improving life support systems and personal protective equipment for miners, maintaining rescue services in a state of readiness, and other measures for increasing mine safety. How is implementation of the plan progressing? How noticeable are changes to safety measures in mines? Do the products manufactured by safety equipment companies meet the needs of miners? What innovative projects in mining safety are being implemented in Russia today?

Issues for discussion:
• The status of industrial safety and occupational health in the Russian coal sector
• Best practices (open cut and underground mining operations)
• Implementation of new innovative projects, progress and prospects

Moderator:
Sergey Mochalnikov — Director, Department of Coal and Peat Industry, Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation

Panellists:
Sergey Dranichnikov — Chairman of the Board, ОМТ
Vladimir Lisovskiy — Deputy Director for Production Operations, JSC SUEK
Aleksandr Myaskov — Director, Moscow Mining University (MISiS Mining College of MISiS)
Sergey Nikishichev — Director, IMC Montan
Valery Zaharov — Director, Institute for Comprehensive Exploitation of Mineral Resources of the Russian Academy of Sciences