“Alternative energy will occupy a considerable niche in a diverse generation portfolio. It will most certainly continue to develop and replace less efficient technologies. This trend will continue, but its pace depends on regulations and the competitiveness of available technologies. As these technologies become commercially appealing, their cost goes down. In time, renewable sources of energy like wind and sun will largely edge out traditional energy sources. Of course, the traditional sources will remain, but will function in a somewhat different capacity: as a tool for balancing the system, providing electricity during peak periods.”
The main theme for the Forum in 2018 is 'Sustainable Energy for an Unpredictable World'.
“In an era of great transformation, when new technologies are fundamentally changing the way of life to which we have become accustomed, the energy sector must simultaneously respond to the challenges of the age while also retaining its high level of reliability. And that is why the development of major infrastructure networks, accessible electricity, and the adoption of digital technologies have been named strategic priorities for Russia's economy. I am confident that the exchange of views at Russian Energy Week will facilitate the selection of the optimum trajectory for the development of energy and associated sectors.”
“Enterprises working in the fuel and energy sector continue to demonstrate steady growth despite the difficult market situation and artificial external constraints. In order to effectively implement Russia’s Energy Strategy until 2030, it is extremely important to maintain our competitive advantages and outline future ways to develop. Meeting these challenges requires coordination between government bodies, state corporations, and independent producers. The Russian Energy Week International Forum will help create the conditions for such coordination and, I believe, will also become a platform for constructive dialogue between experts in the fuel and energy sector.”
Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Mayor of Moscow
Chairman of the Management Board, PAO NOVATEK
President, Siemens in Russia