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Global Energy Agenda

Ministerial Meeting "The Effectiveness of Energy Regulation: General Approaches and Divergence between Countries"

The energy sectors of various countries need to respond to shared challenges arising from the climate agenda and the current technological revolution. Nations need to identify ways to limit greenhouse gas emissions, establish their position on the development of nuclear power, and solve issues caused by a deficit in infrastructure at a time marked by digitalization and a new wave of electrification. Naturally, when tackling these challenges, regulators consider aspects specific to each country: the structure of the economy, the availability of resources, environmental and social requirements, and others. At the same time, they need to strike a balance between the interests of consumers and producers with regards tariffs, and solve issues related to long-term energy security and environmental safety. Which of the regulators’ solutions have proved to be the most effective from the point of view of investment attractiveness, energy security, and public spending? What other parameters can be used to assess the effectiveness of government policy in the energy sector? Which new factors (the spread of electric cars, trade wars, technological equality etc.) may influence a change in government policy? Could government policy be used to prepare for a potential sea change in global energy?

Moderator:
Christoph Frei — Secretary General, Chief Executive Officer, World Energy Council

Panellists:
H.E. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada — Minister of Energy and Industry of the State of Qatar
Aleksandar Antic — Minister of Mining and Energy of the Republic of Serbia
Viktor Karankevich — Minister of Energy of the Republic of Belarus
Alexander Novak — Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Gabriel Mbaga Obian Lima — Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea
Peter Szijjarto — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary
Parviz Shahbazov — Minister of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan


Global Energy Agenda

Panel Session

Could Natural Gas Become a Popular Motor Fuel throughout the World?

The large-scale development of gas fields and the development of transportation technologies has enabled natural gas to make revolutionary changes in the global fuel market for the production of electric and thermal energy over the past 50 years. Natural gas continues to maintain its competitiveness in the long term, even amid the rapid growth of renewable energy sources. Another major consumer of energy resources is the transport sector. Could natural gas play the same revolutionary role in the motor fuel market against the background of the continuing development of traditional gasoline and diesel engines, and the emergence of electric and hydrogen vehicles?

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

Panellists:
H.E. Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa — Minister of Oil of the Kingdom of Bahrain
Viktor Zubkov — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Gazprom; Russian Special Presidential Representative for Cooperation with the Gas Exporting Countries Forum
Sergey Kogogin — Director General, KAMAZ PTC
Shanqing Lin — Deputy Administrator, National Energy Administration of the People's Republic of China
Dmitriy Pumpyanskiy — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Tube Metallurgical Company (TMK); Chairman of the Board of Directors, Sinara Group
Nobuo Tanaka — Chairman, Sasakawa Peace Foundation; Executive Director (2007–2011), International Energy Agency
Martin Fraenkel — President, S&P Global Platts Inc.


Global Energy Agenda

Investing in Energy: New Opportunities

In partnership with Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)

The historic OPEC+ agreement has brought energy prices back in line with their fundamentals and made the energy markets more predictable. As a result, the attractiveness of energy projects as an investment has increased. Middle Eastern countries are not only the leading producers of energy resources, but also the leading investors in the energy sector. They have accumulated vast experience, and the geographical locations of their investments have for a long time stretched beyond the borders of the Middle East region. Alongside RDIF, Middle Eastern investors have begun to invest in the Russian energy sector. What makes these investments attractive for them, how will these investments be implemented and what is required to ensure the successful implementation of joint projects?

Moderator:
Yermolai Solzhenitsyn — Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Panellists:
Mohammed Al Qahtani — Senior Vice President, Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco)
Saad Alhajeri — Vice President for Operations in Middle East, North Africa and Russia, Mubadala Petroleum
Kirill Dmitriev — Chief Executive Officer, Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)
Stephane Maurice Zweguintzow — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Deputy General Director - Director for Personnel and Organizational Development, Enel Russia
Sergey Kudryashov — General Director, Zarubezhneft
Vadim Yakovlev — Fist Deputy General Director, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Gazprom Neft PJSC


Global Energy Agenda

Russia–Africa Energy Roundtable

Today infrastructure, energy, and housing construction are the most promising sectors for investment in Africa. In the past, development of the energy sector was not a priority for most African countries. That was because despite the fact that the majority of the population did not have sufficient access to electricity, there was enough energy to serve the mining and extraction industries developed by colonial powers. This issue remained a low-priority one for several years; however, today the energy agenda is beginning to play a key role on the continent. Even though Africa’s energy sector is vital for development, it remains one of the least understood parts of the global energy system, and very few international energy research centres possess reliable information about a particular region, or indeed operate there. Solar energy is finally taking root in hot countries, which are beginning to fully exploit their most accessible form of green energy. South Africa is already among the top ten leading producers of solar energy, while Rwanda is home to the first solar power station, which opened in 2014. There are also plans to construct large power stations in Ghana and Uganda. Russia and African countries have the opportunity to examine a new area of mutually beneficial cooperation, based specifically on long-term strategies. Russia is an experienced player on the global energy market, offering huge potential in terms of developing, constructing, and commissioning energy facilities such as dams, nuclear power plants, grid operating companies etc., as well as in exporting and transporting energy. Russia offers a number of competitive advantages as a partner, including experience in implementing large-scale energy programmes across vast territories, and constructing grids (something the African continent is in particular need of).

Moderator:
Nataliya Zaiser — Chair of the Board, Africa Business Initiative UNION; Executive Secretary, Russian National Committee, World Energy Council (WEC)

Panellists:
Georgy Kalamanov — Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Andrey Kemarsky — Director of the Department of Africa, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth — Minister of Petroleum of the Republic of South Sudan
Mikhail Margelov — Vice President, Transneft
Gabriel Mbaga Obian Lima — Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea
Mustafa Sanalla — Chairman of the Board of Directors, National Oil Corporation (NOC)
Alhaji Kanja Ibrahim Sesay — Minister of Energy of the Republic of Sierra Leone
Anton Usachev — Director, Russian Solar Energy Association


Global Energy Agenda

Panel Session

Energy-Efficient and Smart Cities: French and Russian Experience

A smart city – or ville du futur – is an urban environment boasting high living conditions not only today, but for future generations too. It is a city founded on principles of sustainable development. Accessible energy resources and sustainable consumption is widely accepted as a key requisite for urban development, with energy efficient technologies as integral components. Cities cover a mere 2% of the earth’s surface, but account for 75% of energy consumption and 80% of CO2 emissions. The Trianon Dialogue, a Russian-French civil society forum initiated by the presidents of the two countries, has put forward several topics for discussion. These include questions concerning the development, construction, management and modernization of cities; and implementing digital technologies in the urban infrastructure, thereby developing the theme of the dialogue for 2018: “City of the Future”. Experience has enabled French and Russian cities and energy companies to cite numerous successful examples in urban planning, automation, building security, electrical fixtures, and housing management systems, and all in environments where the urban population is growing apace, and where citizens’ expectations are high. What needs to be done for a city to become smarter? How can energy efficiency be increased, and how can fast-developing digital technologies be integrated in the urban infrastructure? What results in optimizing electricity consumption and minimizing energy losses have Russian and French cities achieved? How can the environment be protected as urban spaces grow and new projects are implemented?

Welcoming address:
Sylvie-Agnes Bermann — Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the French Republic to the Russian Federation
Anatoly Torkunov — Rector, MGIMO University

Moderators:
Artem Malgin — Vice Rector, MGIMO University
Mikhail Shapiro — Member of the Committee on Entrepreneurship in the Housing and Utilities Sector, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation; General Director, Danfoss

Panellists:
Vardan Avakyan — Head of the ‘Smart Block’ Working Group; General Director, Moslift
Dmitriy Berdnikov — Mayor of Irkutsk
Benoit Lebot — Executive Director of the Secretariat, International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC)
Eduard Lysenko — Minister of the Government of Moscow, Head of the Department of Information Technologies of Moscow
Alberto Pasanisi — Group Manager "Smart and Sustainable Cities", European Institute for Energy Research (EIFER)
Anatoliy Tikhonov — General Director, Russian Energy Center of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation
Dominique Fache — Director, Sophia Antipolis Foundation; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Russian Technology Foundation (RTF); The Global Energy Prize Expert


Global Energy Agenda

Panel Session

Geopolitical Scenarios and the Fuel and Energy Complex: The New Reality

Geopolitics is beginning to play an increasingly important (and, unfortunately, not always constructive) role in the fuel and energy sector. This cannot but affect how predictable and controllable processes in the global energy markets are, further increasing the uncertainty of the future of energy, changing the conditions of basic scenarios and the expected trajectories of energy development, and, from time to time, highlighting geopolitical risks (conflicts, trade restrictions, transport and transit risks, etc.) of energy security requirements. Under such conditions, is it possible to demand sustainability in world energy development, or is that becoming a chimera? Do traditional sample scenario studies with point risks estimates help find the real pathways for this development, or is it necessary to transform the role of energy scenarios, and increase their importance for the development of responsible practical recommendations in the fuel and energy sector? Is it not time to discuss the creation of an early strategic warning system aimed at the timely detection and joint rebuttal of any threats to sustainable energy development, wherever they come from? How may an open, multilateral dialogue between leading international experts in the field of global energy forecasting and analysis help to address these issues?

Moderator:
Nobuo Tanaka — Chairman, Sasakawa Peace Foundation; Executive Director (2007–2011), International Energy Agency

Panellists:
Sergey Vakulenko — Head of Strategy and Innovations Department, Gazprom Neft
Thomas Graham — Managing Director, Kissinger Associates
Maksim Nechaev — Director for Consulting, IHS Markit Russia
Dmitriy Sokolov — Head of the Department of Energy Economics and Forecasting, Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF)
Vladimir Feigin — President, Institute for Energy and Finance
Aleksandr Shirov — Deputy Director, Head of the Analysis, Production Potential Forecasting and Cross industry Cooperation Lab, Institute of Economic Forecasting of the Russian Academy of Sciences


Global Energy Agenda

Presentation of the OPEC World Oil Outlook 2018

The latest OPEC report – the World Oil Outlook (WOO) 2018 – will be presented during Russian Energy Week for the first time. The WOO report, which has been published since 2007, provides a detailed analysis of various factors affecting the global oil market with a medium- and long-term outlook until 2040. During the session, experts will present their view on the prospects for the industry’s development, while considering changes in the world economic situation, the evolution of the balance of oil supply and demand, trends in the processing of raw materials, and specific aspects of state policy and technological challenges.

Welcoming address:
H.E. Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo — Secretary General, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

Panellist:
Abderrezak Benyoucef — Head of the Energy Studies Department, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)


Global Energy Agenda

Panel Session

Unlocking Russia’s Potential in the Global Renewables Industry

The global energy industry is undergoing a period of irreversible transformation. The concept of energy transition frequently appears in countries’ political agendas. It is geared towards the large-scale use of green energy sources and renewables, the decentralization of markets, the introduction of smart infrastructure, and the transition from consumer to prosumer behaviour models. As a leader in global energy markets, Russia is acting with these global trends in mind. Each year sees the number of renewable energy facilities increase. Russian technologies are developing, and production of equipment for renewable energy sources is increasing. Domestic companies are exporting their products. Taken as a whole, this heralds a new chapter in Russian renewables. What are the priorities for the continued development of the Russian renewables sector? As a knowledge-intensive, high-tech and export oriented sector, could renewables help accelerate economic development? What is the potential for international cooperation in the production and trade of renewable components? What are the most promising renewable markets for Russian technologies? What is the likelihood of breakthrough technologies appearing which will dramatically accelerate the development of renewable markets? What changes should be made to government support for Russian renewables?

Moderator:
George Kekelidze — Chairman of the Board, EUROSOLAR Russia Association for Renewable Energy; Managing Partner, GO2RU Solution Providing Agency

Panellists:
Maksim Bystrov — Chairman of the Board, NP Market Council Association
Alexander Korchagin — General Director, NovaWind
Alexey Texler — First Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Charles Hendry — Director, Head of Future Energy, London Power Corporation; Minister of State for Energy (Department for Energy & Climate Change) of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (2010-2012)
Anatoliy Chubais — Chairman of the Executive Board, RUSNANO Corporation
Alexander Chuvaev — Executive Vice President, Head of the Russia Division, Fortum Corporation
Igor Shakhray — General Director, Hevel Group

Front row participants:
Herve Amosse — Executive Vice President for Transportation, Telecom and Grid, Saft Groupe, Total Groupe
Alexander Gareev — Managing Director, Eurasian Development Bank (EDB)
Andreas Dreisiebner — Member of the Management Board, Solarspar Association
Aleksey Kaplun — Council Member, EUROSOLAR Russia Non-Profit Partnership for the Development of Renewable Energy
Willem Coppoolse — Senior Business Developer for Russia, Engie
Nikita Selivanov — Head of Asset Management Departmen, Investment Company QBF
Alexander Sigov — President, Federal State Budget Educational Institution of Higher Education «MIREA - Russian Technological University»


Global Energy Agenda

Panel Session

S&P Global Platts session – Global Energy Industry Development Outlook to 2040

There is a wide range of opinions on the trajectory of the long-term development of the energy markets. On the one hand, the forecasts of peak demand for oil over the next decade are justified by the expectation of the rapid spread of electric vehicles, the growth in the substitution of oil consumption with that of natural gas, and environmental restrictions on the growth of the petrochemical market. Supporters of this view believe that the share of coal in the global energy balance will be structurally reduced, and even the growth in natural gas consumption will be limited by the growth of renewable energy generation. On the other hand, concerns about a potential shortage of oil are due to a sharp decline in investment in traditional oil production projects amid a slowdown in the growth of shale oil production. At the same time, demographic factors in developing countries are leading to an increase in the global demand for energy. The Global Energy Industry Development Outlook to 2040 S&P Global Platts session will consider the key fundamental, legislative, and technological prerequisites for such forecasts, and will present the most likely scenario for the long-term development of the global energy market according to S&P Global Platts Analytics.

Panellists:
Denis Leonov — Head of Directorate, Gazprom
Martin Fraenkel — President, S&P Global Platts Inc.
Alexey Khokhlov — Head of the Electric Power Sector, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO


Global Energy Agenda

Panel Session

Risks in Modern Global Energy and How to Manage Them

Issues for discussion:
• Identifying future opportunities, long-term risks, and negative trends in the oil and gas sector
• Regulatory restrictions and areas for development in energy markets (trade wars and extension of sanctions)
• Insurance as a mechanism for protecting the property interests of energy companies on the global market
• Economic digitalization and ensuring information security in the energy industry.

Moderator:
Vladimir Feigin — President, Institute for Energy and Finance

Panellists:
Natalya Karpova — Deputy Chairman of the Board, Russian National Reinsurance Company
Natalya Porokhova — Head of Research and Forecasting Group, Analytical Credit Rating Agency (ACRA)
Oriol Pujoldevall — Senior Associate, Affiliate Engagement and Business Development, Energy Web Foundation


Global Energy Agenda

Panel Session

The Energy Potential of the Arctic: Implementing Projects and Developing Logistics

The Russian Arctic contains almost 25% of the country’s recoverable reserves of oil and gas condensate, and more than 72% of its gas reserves. The development of cross-industry networks incorporating sea ports, modern infrastructure, and high-tech services will ensure that hydrocarbon production will grow in the Arctic region. This will help replace declining production in regions of traditional development after 2020 and help bolster the country’s energy security. Cargo traffic on the Northern Sea Route is planned to reach 80 million tonnes by 2024. This figure is expected to be reached largely as the result of transporting raw hydrocarbons in order to implement a number of projects, specifically Yamal LNG, Arctic LNG 2, Arctic Gates (Novoportovskoye field), and Prirazlomnoye field. Water transportation for other fields in the Yamal-Gydan Peninsula, offshore areas in the Arctic, and northern Russia could also be organized in the future. What promising hydrocarbon field development projects exist, and how long would it take to develop them? Which projects can be implemented using the existing transport infrastructure of the Arctic, and where could it be further developed, specifically with regard to pipelines and rail links? What are the prospects for developing the Northern Sea Route as the main sea transport corridor? To what extent could remote reserves be used in the energy mix of the Russian Arctic?

Moderator:
Tatyana Mitrova — Director, Energy Centre, SKOLKOVO Moscow School of Management

Panellists:
Kirill Bogdanovsky — Deputy Director for Marketing and Sea Transportation, Yamal LNG
Alexander Gladkov — Director of the Department of Oil and Gas Production and Transportation, Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation
Alexander Kalinin — Deputy Governor of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug
Rasim Mingazetdinov — Head of Strategic Development Directorate, Transneft
Evgeny Nikora — Deputy Governor of the Murmansk Region
Sergey Strelnikov — Head of Maritime Safety Department, Atomflot
Denis Ushakov — Head of Shipping Safety Department, The Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport


Global Energy Agenda

Panel Session

Energy of the Future: Three Drivers of Sustainable Development

The process of digital transition in the power industry, which will not only improve the efficiency of traditional energy systems, but also reduce maintenance costs and ensure greater security of energy supply, has been recognized by the advanced countries of the world as an important goal on the path towards a new global energy system.
Speakers at the session will assess changes in the level of implementation of digital technologies during the period from 2010 to 2020, and consider what stage of development digitalization has reached in energy distribution and transmission systems. How long will it be before a low-carbon future arrives? What share of the car industry will carbon-free fuels achieve in the coming years and how will this shift affect economic performance? What new approaches to generating and transforming energy are being developed now, and how can they be applied in such fields as medicine, construction, etc.

Moderator:
Sophie Shevardnadze — Journalist, Anchor

Panellists:
Sergey Alekseyenko — Academician, Member of the Department of Energy, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanics, and Control Processes, Russian Academy of Sciences
Rodney John Allam — Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; Chairman of the International Award Committee, Global Energy Association
Martin Green — Professor, University of New South Wales (UNSW); Director, Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP)
Steven Griffiths — Member of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee; Senior Vice President, Research and Development, Khalifa University of Science and Technology
Chung Rae Kwon — Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; Member of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee; Professor Emeritus, Incheon National University
Klaus Riedle — Honorary Professor, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
Sun Xiansheng — Secretary General, International Energy Forum (IEF)
Dominique Fache — Director, Sophia Antipolis Foundation; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Russian Technology Foundation (RTF); The Global Energy Prize Expert
Liu Hongpeng — Director, Energy Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP); The Global Energy Prize Expert


Global Energy Agenda

Energy Systems of the Future: The Vector of Development

In partnership with Siemens LLC

The global economy is facing new challenges, and energy systems are undergoing radical change. This shift is called the “3D energy model” because it may be represented by three trends: decarbonization, decentralization, and digitalization. Of course, the transition from fossil fuels and centralized electricity supply from a few stations to a large number of distributed and renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar energy, will not happen overnight. However, the traditional energy sector, which once consisted of several large power plants with downward transmission and distribution of energy, is now changing fundamentally. A growing number of energy producers and consumers involved in production are being forced to completely reconsider how energy systems are managed. The level of complexity of energy systems is increasing significantly, and the management of digital data is one of the ways in which this infrastructure may be controlled. Millions of new smart grids and decentralized power generating units increase the energy infrastructure’s level of complexity significantly. To cope with the increasing complexity of energy systems, electrical networks must be made smarter, harnessing the opportunities presented by digitalization. Modern technologies are able to analyse production processes and generate terabytes of data. How can this information be of most use to your business? Digital technology penetrates all branches of industry. Energy companies are looking for comprehensive methods to protect their assets from cyberattacks. Making the right decision and choosing the right partner is of critical importance. How can a company be protected from potential threats? Today, data is everywhere. For companies, data has become the most important and critical resource in the age of the internet of things. To uncover its full potential, data streams need to be converted into useful information. In order for this to happen, data from countless sources must be collected and analysed. This is a highly complex task. How can MindSphere, an open operating platform based on cloud technologies and the internet of things, help with this? Does the Russian market need new solutions for large, centralized generation?

Panellists:
Alexander Liberov — President and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens in Russia
Alexander Pavlov — Head of the Turbine Design Group, Siemens Gas Turbine Technologies
Alexander Tanichev — Director of Power Generation Services Department, Siemens in Russia
Georg Schellenberg — Head of Business Development of Global Business Services Department of Energy Management Unit for EMEA, Siemens in Russia


Global Energy Agenda

Plenary Session

Global Energy 2035: Overcoming Barriers and Consolidating Opportunities

The world today has entered the fourth industrial revolution: all aspects of life are changing, and energy is no exception. World energy markets are currently undergoing a profound transformation that is significantly changing the volume and structure of demand and leading to increased competition across the globe. Technological advances are only serving to increase the pace of change. Today’s key trends include the evolution of the energy mix in favour of cleaner sources; the increasingly prominent role played by the climate agenda (and consequently, the development of renewable energy sources); the all-pervading digitalization of life and the economy, and the development of technologies; and the globalization of the fuel and energy sector, and with it, the increasing accessibility of resources. And above all is the question of the petrol station versus the power outlet. What future awaits traditional energy? How can global energy security be ensured in a such a volatile economic and political climate?
New opportunities and hidden threats associated with the fourth industrial revolution. How can new trends in the global energy market be predicted?
• The implementation of new energy resource extraction and production technologies to maintain competitiveness. The current status in Russia.
• Gas as a solution to the issue of climate change and an alternative to renewable energy sources in the near future.
• The sustainable energy of the future’s fuel mix: Russia and the world. Current threats to the oil demand.
• Tackling energy poverty and increasing energy access across the globe.

Moderator:
Annmarie Hordern — Reporter, Bloomberg TV

Panellists:
Vagit Alekperov — President, Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Management Committee, LUKOIL
H.E. Khalid A. Al-Falih — Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco)
H.E. Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo — Secretary General, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
Daniel Yergin — Vice Chairman, IHS Markit
Alexander Novak — Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation

Front row participant:
Eckhardt Rümmler — Chief Operating Officer, Uniper SE


Global Energy Agenda

Roundtable

Prospects for Partnership between Russia and the EU in Energy and Energy Efficiency

Cooperation between Russia and the European Union in energy and energy efficiency is crucial to sustainable global economic development. Russia is already a reliable supplier of environmentally friendly energy supplies to European consumers, and is assisting the EU’s transition to an economy with a minimal climate footprint. In 2018, Russia and the EU set ambitious targets to improve energy efficiency by 2030. Through working together, these two major markets will bolster global energy security, technological modernization, and improve living conditions through the use of smart city systems. What should be done to get the most out of cooperation between Russia and the European Union in energy and energy efficiency? What role can business play in expanding cooperation? How will the ensuing transition to a digital economy help improve energy conservation in Russia and the EU? What European innovations could be particularly in demand in Russia, and what is the potential of scientific and technical cooperation in energy and energy efficiency? Do steps need to be taken to synchronize Russian and EU legislation in technological and environmental regulation in order to maximize the synergistic effect of energy efficiency policy?

Moderator:
Frank Schauff — Chief Executive Officer, Association of European Businesses

Panellists:
Eric Benedetti — General Director, Signify Russia and CIS
Johan Vanderplaetse — Chairman, Association of European Businesses; President, Russia and CIS, Schneider Electric
Anton Inyutsyn — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
David Campbell — President, BP Russia
Arnaud Le Foll — Total Country Chair Russia; General Director, Total Exploration and Production Russie
Alexander Liberov — President and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens in Russia
Alexander Pankin — Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Ernesto Ferlenghi — Chairman of the Energy Committee, Association of European Businesses
Patrick Fragman — Head, Grid Integration business, ABB
Viktor Haefeli — Senior Advisor, Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications of the Swiss Confederation; Vice-President, Swiss Association for Environmental Technology
Bashir Chalabi — Chairman of the Energy Efficiency Committee, Association of European Businesses; Head of Environment and Energy Efficiency Practice, TIAR Center


Global Energy Agenda

Panel Session

EnergyNet: The Reboot

The EnergyNet NTI roadmap was approved in September 2016 by the Presidential Economic Modernization and Innovative Development Council Presidium. It aims to develop Russian smart energy technologies and help Russian companies lead the way on global future energy markets over the next 15–20 years. The roadmap has already resulted in a number of pilot projects being implemented, improvements made to the regulatory framework and technical regulations, and a range of measures being taken to develop workforce potential. At the same time, new technology is developing across the globe at an ever-increasing rate. It will define the technological profile for equipment markets, software, engineering, and energy industry services. While this will magnify challenges for the Russian energy industry, it will also create additional opportunities to implement the roadmap and achieve overall innovative development. What results have already been achieved in the implementation of the roadmap? Which pathways to increasing the effectiveness of implementing the roadmap have matured in light of accumulated experience? What can be done to make energy companies and development institutions more engaged in the implementation of the roadmap? What additional stimuli and government support measures are required to increase the pace at which promising high-tech projects are implemented? How should measures outlined in the roadmap be transformed in this regard?

Moderator:
Oleg Grinko — Working Group Co-Head, Energynet NTI

Panellists:
Oleg Dubnov — Vice President, Executive Director, Cluster of Energy Efficient Technologies, Skolkovo Foundation
Aleksey Kolodeznikov — First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
Leonid Neganov — Minister of Energy of the Moscow Region
Evgeniy Olkhovich — Deputy General Director for Strategic Development, Rosseti
Alexander Povalko — Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, RVC
Valery Seleznev — First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Energy, The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Alexey Texler — First Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Dmitry Kholkin — Head of Project Center for Innovation Development, Strategic Research Center Foundation; Deputy Head of the Working Group, Energynet National Technology Initiative

Front row participants:
Oleg Barkin — Member of the Board - Deputy Chairman of the Board, Association "Market Council"
Vladislav Vorotnitsky — Deputy General Director for Marketing and Sales, Tavrida Electric; Head of the Reliable and Flexible Networks Subgroup, Energynet National Technology Initiative
Nikolay Golubchikov — Director of Innovation and International Operations Department, RusHydro
Alexey Khokhlov — Head of the Electric Power Sector, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO


Global Energy Agenda

Roundtable

Improving the Environmental Impact of the Coal Industry: Current Conditions and Possible Measures

Despite the positive results achieved by environmental protection measures in recent years, the ecological situation in the coal sector remains critical. In order to reduce the negative impact of coal production companies, it is necessary for them to work systemically with regional governments to transition to best available technologies. How is this transition progressing? Will comprehensive ecological permits serve as a consolidated document to regulate the level at which coal companies impact the environment? Which areas of Russia’s environmental legislation need to be modernized with regards coal production? What problems exist in terms of decommissioning underground and surface mines in light of current Russian legislation? What is the effect of currently operating and closing companies on the hydrogeological and geodynamic situation in the region?

Moderator:
Dmitry Islamov — Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Energy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

Panellists:
Gennady Alekseev — General Director, HC SDS-Coal
Victoria Venchikova — Deputy Director of the Department of State Policy and Regulation in the Sphere of Environmental Protection, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
Maria Dobrokhotova — Deputy Director, Research Institute "Environmental Industrial Policy Centre"
Vitaly Latokhin — Deputy Director for Ecology and Land Management, CС "Kuzbassrazrezugol"
Andrey Moiseenkov — Director, State Administration on Reorganization and Liquidation of Unprofitable Mines and Cuts (GURSH)
Sergey Mochalnikov — Head of Department of Coal Mining and Peat Industry, Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation
Andrey Panov — Acting Deputy Governor of the Kemerovo Oblast for Industry, Transport and Ecology
Lyudmila Perelygina — Deputy Head of the Environmental Protection Department, SUEK


Global Energy Agenda

Roundtable

Energy Transition in the Asia-Pacific: New Challenges and Opportunities for Regional Cooperation

The global energy landscape is changing, presenting both opportunities and challenges for the Asia Pacific region. As projected by the International Energy Agency in their New Policies Scenario, global energy needs will rise more slowly than in the past, but still increase by 30% between today and 2040. The Asia-Pacific region will account for two-thirds of global energy growth. It has been recognized that fossil fuels will remain a dominant energy source in the near future. At the same time, new approaches to energy diversification are emerging from recent energy trends such as the rapid deployment and falling costs of clean and renewable energy technologies, growing electrification, increasing concerns about climate change and environmental degradation, and increased emphasis on more service-oriented economies in the region. Further effective measures and actions will be necessary in the energy transition. These will encompass achieving a greater share of cleaner fossil fuels in the energy mix, such as natural gas; developing new and renewable energy sources, and boosting energy efficiency. What different approaches to transforming the energy sector in the region have governments and experts from Russia and the Asia-Pacific identified? How does regional cooperation in the Asia Pacific help broaden and increase measures taken on the national level to meet the 2030 sustainable development agenda, in particular with regards to SDG 7: ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all?

Moderator:
Liu Hongpeng — Director, Energy Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP); The Global Energy Prize Expert

Panellists:
Merrille Godfrey Abeywickrama Goonetilleke — Additional Secretary, Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Pravin Raj Aryal — Joint Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
Anton Inyutsyn — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Ruslan Karabulov — Director of the Department of International Cooperation and Integration Processes, Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Khamso Kouphokham — Deputy Director General, Department of Energy Policy and Planning, Ministry of Energy and Mines of the Lao People's Democratic Republic
Muhammad Naeem Malik — Director, SAARC Energy Centre
Nguyen Phuong Mai — Deputy Head, Electricity and Renewable Energy Authority, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Mohammad Hossain — Director General, Power Cell Division, Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh


Global Energy Agenda

Panel Session

The Development of Independent Services and Engineering in the Subsoil Resource Management Sector

Companies in the oil and gas service sector develop deposits and directly extract oil and gas. The current state and future development potential of these companies can therefore strongly affect the stability of Russia’s oil and gas processing industry. The degree to which oil- and gas-related services are developed has a bearing on technological opportunities to maintain and expand hydrocarbon extraction, expenses borne by oil and gas companies, and consequently, the competitiveness and reliability of the Russian oil and gas sector as a whole. Declining oil prices, together with financial and technological sanctions, have had a serious impact on service companies, and should prompt greater consideration of their problems. What support measures are required to increase the competitiveness of oil-related services, both in domestic and overseas markets? Which areas of the legal and regulatory framework governing relations between major consumers and providers of services need improvement? What are the prospects for replacing imports of equipment and innovative technology in high-tech oil-related services?

Moderator:
Sergey Kostyuchenko — Deputy General Director, Rosgeology

Panellists:
Sergey Arkhipov — Head of the Department of Technology Partnership and Import Substitution, PJSC Gazprom Neft
Dmitry Kasatkin — Leading Specialist, Head of Research Projects of the Industry Direction, Deloitte and Touche CIS
Dmitry Kurochkin — Vice President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Maxim Malkov — Director of Oil and Gas Practice, KPMG
Mikhail Pasechnik — President, Interregional Public Organization Euro-Asian Geophysical Society (MEP EAGO)
Oleg Pertsovskiy — Chief Operating Officer of Energy Efficiency Technology Cluster, Skolkovo Foundation
Victor Khaikov — President, National Oil and Gas Service Association

Front row participant:
Vladimir Borisov — General Director, LLC "GeoInTEK"


Global Energy Agenda

Roundtable

Hydropower: Avenues for Sustainable Development

In partnership with RusHydro

Hydropower facilities, with their high manoeuvrability and reserves of renewable energy resources, are one of the most important elements in the energy generation capacity of virtually any or all power systems. Having hydroelectric power plants and pumped-storage hydroelectric plants able to operate at daily load peak times, which also consume less energy during overnight dips (as is the case with pumped-storage hydroelectric plants), enable nuclear, thermal, solar, or wind power plants to operate most effectively and optimize the energy system’s operation as a whole. The criteria needed for sustainable development in the electricity sector are predicated on maximum efficiency in the use of non renewable primary energy resources and minimizing the environmental impact along the entire energy production chain. However, where there are significant advantages in using hydropower generation in electricity production, there are factors in play within Russia that slow down the implementation of measures to increase production of this vital form of fuel-free electricity. Are there sufficient grounds to talk about the sustainable development of hydroelectric projects in Russia? What barriers do hydroelectric companies come up against when attempting to implement projects at all stages of the life cycle? What evaluation tools meeting the project criteria for sustainable development are currently best practice? Can the achievement of these sustainable development goals in the domestic energy mix provide an additional impetus for growth in the consumption of hydraulic energy?

Moderator:
Oleg Lushnikov — Executive Director, Hydropower of Russia Association of Organizations and Workers of Hydropower

Panellists:
Aleksandr Ilienko — Member of the Management Board, Director for Development Management, System Operator of the United Power System
Vladimir Kremer — Chief Engineer, Bashkir Generation Company LLC
Sergey Kuznetsov — General Director, Krasnoyarsk HPP
Vyacheslav Solomin — Chief Executive Officer, EN+ GROUP
Nikolay Shulginov — Chairman of the Management Board, General Director, RusHydro


Global Energy Agenda

Panel Session

The Digitalization of Energy: from Local Solutions to Transforming the Industry

The development of the world’s energy industry is increasingly sensitive to new technological trends. The degree to which digital solutions are implemented in fuel and energy companies is becoming one of the core drivers of their competitiveness in the global arena. Today, all major Russian fuel and energy companies have actively joined the technological race and are already demonstrating the initial results of implementing pilot projects. However, current work only constitutes the first, local steps for the digital transformation of the Russian energy sector. The transition of the entire industry to the digital track requires a fundamentally new approach to the creation and implementation of intelligent solutions. What challenges and opportunities does the digitalization of energy present? How may we ensure that a systemic effect is achieved across the entire energy industry through the introduction of digital solutions by individual companies? Do we need a common digital space, and if so, who would be its key actors? What is the role of the state in the digitalization of energy? How may the concept of digitization be synchronized with different industry representatives?

Moderator:
Vladimir Knyaginin — Vice President, Strategic Research Centre Foundation

Panellists:
Boris Ayuyev — Chairman of the Board, System Operator of the United Power System
Andrey Belevtsev — Director of Digital Transformation Direction, PJSC Gazprom Neft
Oleg Dubnov — Vice President, Executive Director, Cluster of Energy Efficient Technologies, Skolkovo Foundation
Kirill Komarov — First Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Corporate Development and International Business, ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation
Pavel Livinsky — General Director, Rosseti
Dmitry Peskov — Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on Digital and Technological Development
Alexey Texler — First Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation


Global Energy Agenda

Roundtable

LNG for the Asia-Pacific: Potential for Cooperation and Sustainable Development

A booming population, GDP, and energy demand accompanied by an increasing focus on sustainability and environmental issues make natural gas – both pipeline and liquefied – the fastest growing fuel in the Asia-Pacific. Over 2 billion people – nearly half of the region’s population – do not have clean cooking facilities and more than 400 million people do not have access to electricity. The social, economic, and environmental value of natural gas has made the Asia-Pacific region the fastest growing gas market in the world. A growing number of economies in Asia have expressed interest in developing LNG facilities to increase the share of gas in their energy mix or to serve as a shipment hub for neighbouring countries. On the supply side there is a big variety of new LNG projects in Australia, the USA, Russia, Qatar and East Africa coming on stream, so the preconditions are in place for the development of the Asia-Pacific LNG market. How could these issues be addressed, and how could the Asia-Pacific LNG market support socioeconomic development and environmental sustainability in the region?

Moderator:
Liu Hongpeng — Director, Energy Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP); The Global Energy Prize Expert

Panellists:
Merrille Godfrey Abeywickrama Goonetilleke — Additional Secretary, Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Alan Lau — President Director, PT Anglo Euro Energy Indonesia; Member of Taskforce on LNG, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Tatyana Mitrova — Director, Energy Centre, SKOLKOVO Moscow School of Management
Monica Sun — Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Liao Xianchun — Professor, Research Institute of Green Development, Jinan University
Mohammad Hossain — Director General, Power Cell Division, Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Front row participant:
Tural Gadirli — Portfolio Manager, QBF Portfolio Management


Global Energy Agenda

Panel Session

Strengthening International Alliances for the Localization of Waste-to-Energy Solutions

By 2050 global amounts of municipal solid waste are estimated to reach 3 billion tonnes per year. Waste managers and decision-makers in developing and emerging countries have to respond to increasing health and environmental problems and the discontent of the population coupled with rapidly growing energy demands. In recent times waste-to-energy (WtE) has been increasingly viewed as a solution. The volume of MSW in the Russian Federation has been steadily increasing in recent years. It is expected that by 2025 MSW generation in Russia will reach between 70 and 80 million tons per year. The current amount of accumulated landfill waste in the Russian Federation is enough to load the Trans-Siberian railroad to full capacity for 2,400 years. Efforts are under way to identify projects and solutions. However, there are several challenges, such as adopting waste-to-energy solutions which are specific to each waste management culture, high CAPEX and OPEX, limited opportunities for technology localization, and establishing a value-added domestic manufacturing sector, to name but a few. At the session, practitioners and experts from Germany, Austria, Brazil, India, Russia, and China will discuss success factors and multilateral sustainable solutions to industrialize the waste-to-energy supply chain. They will also focus on ways international alliances can be forged to achieve sustainable solutions, such as through institutional agreements and articulation; innovative decentralized technological solutions and business models, regulatory and innovative financial instruments, and PPP mechanisms.

Moderator:
Carlos Ernesto Chanduvi Suarez — Senior Coordinator, Climate and Innovation Technologies, Energy Department, UNIDO

Panellists:
Albina Dudareva — Chairwoman of the Commission on Ecology and Environmental Protection of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation
Gerhard Kiennast — President, Environmental Concepts Exchange Association (ECEXA)
Sergey Korotkov — Director, UNIDO Center for International Industrial Cooperation in the Russian Federation
Philipp Krakau — Chief Operating Officer, Pflüger International GmbH
Nikolay Kuzmin — Chairman, Standing Committee on Ecology and Nature Management of the Legislative Assembly of the Leningrad Region
Walter Scharf — Chief Executive Officer, Partner, IUT Waste Management Solutions; Chairman, ÖNORM Committee on Reuse and Recycling of Waste
Viktor Haefeli — Senior Advisor, Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications of the Swiss Confederation; Vice-President, Swiss Association for Environmental Technology

Front row participants:
Zukhra Galperina — Deputy General Director, Russian Energy Agency of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation
Veronica Peshkova — President, Foundation for the Development of Public Diplomacy Women's Perspective; Goodwill Ambassador, UNIDO
Carlos Jose Serapiao Jr. — Energy Attache, Embassy of the Federative Republic of Brazil in the Russian Federation
Christoph Schuerholz — Partner, ECO Mondia Green Technology GmbH


Global Energy Agenda

Roundtable

Groundbreaking Technology and Human Capital in the Fuel and Energy Complex: Key Challenges

The development of the country’s fuel and energy complex cannot be achieved without accelerated growth and efficient use of human capital. Seeing human resources and human capital as assets that can play a key role in increasing competitiveness should become standard features of the corporate culture of companies in the fuel and energy complex. The challenge is to ensure that the best global and Russian corporate practices in terms of staff training and development are widely disseminated, and that Russian higher educational institutions join the ranks of the world’s best universities in the field. Which human resources management models are the most encouraging, and could become an additional driver for economic development, as well as influencing national security? Will knowledge, technology, and expertise become a competitive advantage in the modern world? Considering the globalization of educational services, is high-quality education – and its accessibility – a resource for the country’s development and for ensuring social justice? What innovative tools contribute to the comprehensive improvement of the educational system and the upgrading of specialists’ skills, in view of the challenges of the modern age? What kind of conditions may contribute to motivating young people to innovate, and to reveal their creative and scientific potential?

Moderator:
Tamara Fraltsova — Rector, Institute of Improvement of Professional Skill of Executives and Specialists of Fuel and Energy Complex Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Further Professional Education

Panellists:
Anastasiya Bondarenko — State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Alexey Govzich — Executive Director for New Technologies, Gazpromneft Science and Technology Centre
Dmitriy Golubkov — General Director, Mosoblgaz
Nikita Golunov — Vice-Rector for Continuing Professional Education, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas (National Research University)
Arkadiy Zamoskovnyy — General Director, Association of Electric Energy Employers
Artem Korolev — Director, Nadezhnaya Smena Charity Foundation
Georgiy Korshunov — Vice-Rector for External and International Affairs, Ukhta State Technical University; Coordinator, National Consortium of Mineral Resource Industry Higher Educational Institutions of Russia
Pavel Krasnorutsky — Chairman, Russian Union of Youth (RUY)
Valery Oskin — Chairman of the Board, Development of Human Capital National Confederation
Nikolay Rogalev — Rector, National Research University "Moscow Power Engineering Institute"
Dmitriy Chevkin — Director of the Department of HR Policy and Organizational Development, Rosseti

Front row participants:
Ruben Badalov — First Deputy Chairman, Independent Russian Trade Union of Coal Industry Workers
Vera Vitalieva — Director in the Human Capital Management Practice, Deloitte CIS
Anna Getmanskaya — Manager of the Global Education Program, Skolkovo Moscow School of Management
Vladislav Zotov — Deputy Chairman, Russian Oil, Gas and Construction Workers’ Union
Alexander Mazhuga — Acting Rector, Dmitry Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia
Zufir Nurgaliev — Chief Executive Officer, All-Russian Coal Industry Employers’ Association
Yuriy Ofitserov — Chairman, All-Russian Electric Trade Union Public Organization
Sergey Yungblyudt — Rector, Kemerovo Region Professional Development Institute


Global Energy Agenda

Roundtable

EAEU Country Policies in Promoting Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development of the Energy Sector: Challenges and Shared Initiatives

In partnership with UNDP

Energy saving and transitioning to modern, green technologies form one of the key means of ensuring the sustainable development of the energy sector in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Countries where the quality of life is improving are interested in reducing their dependency on energy resources and increasing efficiency of use. Several countries in the region have already managed to create effective mechanisms to reduce energy consumption and ensure the sustainable growth of the energy sector. Experience has shown that the state has played a key role in achieving these results, with state support among the measures applied. What are countries prioritizing in their efforts to save energy and transition to green energy sources? Where has progress been most apparent, and how was this achieved? What is the current and potential role of Eurasian integration? Will it be possible to agree uniform supranational priorities and timeframes by which to achieve them? What energy and energy efficiency projects could be supported by the Russia–UNDP Trust Fund and other international donors in partnership with the UNDP in countries in the region? Will regional projects, such as the UNDP’s Regulatory Framework to Promote Energy Efficiency in Countries of the Eurasian Economic Union prove to be an effective tool to align approaches and harmonize regulation across the region?

Moderator:
Kumarbek Kylychev — Project Manager in Kyrgyz Republic, United Nations Development Programme

Panellists:
Alexander Averchenkov — Head of UNDP Partnership Support Office, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Center for Russian Federation
Hayk Badalyan — Head of Energy Department, Ministry Of Energy Infrastructures And Natural Resources Of The Republic Of Armenia
Manas Baltabaev — Head of Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Saving Development Sector, State Committee of Industry, Energy and Mine Usage of the Kyrgyz Republic
Aleksandr Barhatsin — Head, Energy Efficiency Department, State Committee for Standardization of the Republic of Belarus
Vyacheslav Burmistrov — Deputy Director, Technical Regulation and Accreditation Department​, Eurasian Economic Commission
Suren Gyurdzhinyan — Project Manager, Energy Efficiency Project in the Countries of the Eurasian Economic Union, United Nations Development Programme to the Republic of Armenia
Anton Inyutsyn — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Boris Meshchanov — First Secretary, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Zhaksylyk Tokaev — Head of Energy Saving Directorate of Industrial Development and Industrial Safety Committee, Ministry for Investments and Development of Republic of Kazakhstan
Leоnid Shenets — Director of Energy Department, Eurasian Economic Commission


Global Energy Agenda

Panel Session

Sustainable Cities and Eco-Energy Town Initiative

This CEM seminar on the Sustainable Cities and Eco-Energy Town Initiative will bring together participants of the initiative and leading city experts to share their experience, further develop the initiative, and identify synergies with other related CEM workstreams focusing on transport, buildings, and smart grids. One of the main focuses of the CEM initiative in 2019 will be the transport sector. Representatives of the CEM’s Electric Vehicle Initiative will participate in the meeting to discuss opportunities for collaboration and coordination between the two initiatives. The key topics of inter-fuel competition in the urban transport sector and harmonization of data in cities will also be on the agenda. The event will be attended by representatives of Russian and Korean ministries, representatives of countries participating in the CEM Sustainable Cities and Eco-Energy Towns Initiative, representatives of the CEM EV Initiative, and stakeholders from leading international organizations such as the IEA, CDP, DENA, and others.