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Programme 2021



October 14, 2021,
08:00 –09:30

Hotel National, Moskovsky hall, Moscow, st. Mokhovaya, 15/1, building 1

Business breakfast

How to Achieve Carbon Neutrality in the Arctic

As part of the Green Energy in the Arctic Conference

The pandemic has accelerated the development of green energy throughout the world. In 2020–2021, many large economies embarked on a path of decarbonisation as part of their post-pandemic recovery and, in doing so, took measures to limit global warming to 1.5°C. As a result, 20 countries (including the EU and China) have set ambitious targets in the last year to achieve carbon neutrality by the middle of the century. 2020 also saw the initial steps towards cross-border carbon regulation, which the EU plans to introduce in 2023 as part of its implementation of the EU Green Deal. According to EY, the cumulative effect on the Russian economy could reach EUR 15 billion by 2030. The latest evolutionary developments in Russia’s energy sector, which include alternative fuels and renewable energy sources and pay particular attention to its natural geography, have a tremendous potential, yet the pace of transformation lags behind the rest of the world. According to international experts, achieving carbon neutrality is a necessary condition for long-term global economic development, and the Arctic region has an important role to play in this. The Arctic is a strategic region for the development of large-scale renewable energy projects and the creation of development clusters across a whole range of industries. The unique natural resources, access to strategic sales markets and the development of the Northern Sea Route represent an unrivalled springboard for the large-scale rollout of ecosystem development programmes based on renewable energy projects and the realization of the region's export potential, while reducing the anthropogenic impact. How can the overall anthropogenic impact and the Arctic’s carbon footprint be reduced? Can the industrial development of the Arctic be reconciled with the reduction of the carbon footprint? How can environmentally friendly economic development be made attractive to local communities and business? How can individuals be encouraged to take greater personal responsibility for reducing their carbon footprint?

Moderator:
Ryan Chilcote — TV Host, Special Correspondent, PBS NewsHour

Panellists:
Dmitry Borovikov — Vice President for Strategy, Portfolio Management and Trading, Fortum
Yuriy Vasilyev — Executive Director of the Arctic Technologies Institute, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Dmitry Gorshkov — Director, World Wildlife Fund Russia
Andrey Grachev — Vice President for Federal and Regional Programs, Norilsk Nickel
Konstantin Dolgov — Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Economic Policy of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Nikolay Korchunov — Ambassador-at-Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Anton Poriadine — Partner, Leader, EY-Parthenon in CIS; Co-leader of Energy Sector, EY-Parthenon in Europe
Anton Rubtsov — Director of Oil Refining and Gas Complex Department, Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation
Vyacheslav Sinyugin — Deputy General Director for Digital Transformation and Energy Project of Zarubezhneft

Front row participant:
Marja Koskela — Plenipotentiary Minister, Deputy Head of Mission of the Republic of Finland in the Russian Federation


October 14, 2021,
09:30 –11:00

Manege 3nd floor, Manege lounge

Business breakfast

Carbon Attack: Development Driver vs Risk of Discrimination?

In partnership with Saint Petersburg International Mercantile Exchange

Breakfast participants will discuss the future global transition to renewable energy sources, the risks of carbon regulation for the Russian economy, the feasibility of creating a national carbon regulation system in Russia, the role of exchange trading in carbon units and many more.

Moderator:
Alexey Rybnikov — President, St. Petersburg International Mercantile Exchange

Panellists:
Gennady Alekseev — General Director, SDS-Ugol
Dmitry Borovikov — Vice President for Strategy, Portfolio Management and Trading, Fortum
Alexey Zhikharev — Director, Russia Renewable Energy Development Association
Vasily Zubakin — Head, Department of Coordination of the Operation and Energy Supply, Lukoil
Nikolay Zuyev — Deputy Chairman of the Government of Krasnyarsk Krai
Andrey Klepach — Chief Economist, VEB.RF
Dmitry Kurochkin — Vice President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Gennadiy Ordenov — Member of the Committee of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Agriculture and Food Policy and Environmental Management
Sergey Roginko — Head, Center for Ecology and Development, The Institute of Europe, Russian Academy of Sciences (IE RAS); Chairman, Climate Policy Subcommittee, Committee on Energy Strategy and Development of the Fuel and Energy Complex, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Pavel Snikkars — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Valery Subbotin — Chairman of the Supervisory Board, GreenEco Invest
Andrey Trapeznikov — Co-Chairman of the Committee of the Association of Independent Directors on ESG
Anatoly Yanovsky — Assistant to the Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office of the Russian Federation


October 14, 2021,
10:00 –11:15

Manege, 1st floor, Plenary conference hall

The Future of Traditional Energy: Is the World Ready to Eschew Hydrocarbons? (Part 1)

Climate change has become a major challenge for the entire global community, and many experts believe that the answer lies in a global transition to carbon neutral energy. To ensure that this transition can be achieved by the middle of the century, the International Energy Agency (IEA) presented its Net Zero by 2050 roadmap in May 2021. An end to the financing of exploration and development projects at new oil and gas deposits was named among the steps needed to achieve this goal. IEA experts predict that the demand for oil will never return to the peak of 2019 and will steadily decline over the next three decades and, although the demand for gas will grow until the mid-2020s, it will then also begin to decline, reaching 45% of today’s levels by 2055. The panel session will see participants discuss whether oil, gas and coal are really losing ground in the global energy mix, whether infrastructure will have time to redirect to new energy sources, how long the hydrocarbons from deposits that are already being developed will last, and whether an ‘energy transition’ that uses fossil fuels is possible.

Moderator:
Ryan Chilcote — TV Host, Special Correspondent, PBS NewsHour

Panellists:
H.R.H. Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud — Minister of Energy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
H.E. Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei — Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure of the United Arab Emirates
H.E. Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo — Secretary General, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
Robert Dudley — Chairman, Oil and Gas Climate Initiative
Kirill Dmitriev — Chief Executive Officer, Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)
Alexander Dyukov — Chairman of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer, Gazprom Neft
Alexander Novak — Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Parviz Shahbazov — Minister of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan


October 14, 2021,
10:00 –11:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall A

The Development of Electric Power: Maintaining Reliability while Improving Technological Performance

Russia's electricity market model is one of the most advanced in the world in terms of pricing, but it is often insufficient for long-term decisions. What needs to be improved: the planning system or market rules? Is there really a surplus of generation in the country? A sensible generation mix: is there a trade-off between economic efficiency and low-carbon transformation? What are the global trends in the development of long-term planning systems, including in relation to the growth of renewables? How should the need to incorporate significant amounts of renewable generation, characterized by erratic generation and difficulties in dispatching modes of operation, be reflected in the forward planning of power system development?

Moderator:
Maksim Bystrov — Chairman of the Board, NP Market Council

Panellists:
Fedor Opadchiy — Chairman of the Board, System Operator of the United Power System
Alexandra Panina — Member of the Management Board, Inter RAO; Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Council of Power Producers
Nikolay Rogalev — Rector, National Research University "Moscow Power Engineering Institute"
Andrey Ryumin — General Director, Chairman of the Management Board, Rosseti
Dimitrios Chaniotis — System Development Committee Chair, ENTSO-E
Nikolay Shulginov — Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation

Front row participant:
Roman Berdnikov — First Deputy General Director, Member of the Management Board, RusHydro


October 14, 2021,
10:00 –11:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall B

Deriving Benefits from the Digital Transformation of the Fuel and Energy Sector

Digital transformation is one of the key tools for increasing the efficiency of fuel and energy companies, boosting competitive efficiencies and supporting the climate agenda. The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that the expansion of digital processing, the automation of routine operations and tend-to-end integration of management systems is not just a trend; it is a pressing need that companies must meet. Today, global and Russian business continue to invest in digital solutions, and the state support system for digital transformation is receiving new development incentives thanks to the regulation of big data in industry, the creation of an industrial data ecosystem in Russia, the synchronization of industry and government data markets, and many other initiatives. How might new government initiatives help business to benefit from digital transformation? How has the pandemic affected the digital maturity of fuel and energy companies, and what projects are currently being implemented in the sector? Who are the key players on industry data markets? How should industry data be regulated?

Moderator:
Oleg Dubnov — Vice President, Executive Director, Cluster of Energy Efficient Technologies, Skolkovo Foundation

Panellists:
Oleg Zhdaneev — Deputy General Director - Head of Import Substitution in Oil and Energy Complex Competence Center, Russian Energy Agency of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation
Daria Kozlova — Director of Consulting in the Fuel and Energy Complex State Regulation Field, VYGON Consulting
Tamara Merebashvili — Deputy General Director, Head of the Corporate and Property Relations Unit, Corporate Secretary, PJSC Inter RAO; Chairman of the Board, Digital Energy Association
Natalya Nevmerzhitskaya — Chairman of the Board, Association of Energy Suppliers
Pavel Sorokin — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation

Front row participants:
Igor Bogachev — General Director, Zyfra
Dmitry Klebanov — Head of the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems and Digital Technologies, Institute for the Problems of Complex Development of Subsoil named after Academician N.V. Melnikov Russian Academy of Sciences
Konstantin Kravchenko — Acting Deputy General Director for Digital Transformation, Rosseti


October 14, 2021,
10:00 –11:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall D

The Future of Russia’s Centralized District Heating Infrastructure

In partnership with T Plus

Two thirds of the Russian population enjoy centralized district heating, which has a significant impact on an individual quality of life and the economics of municipal services. State policy is transitioning towards a new way of regulating relationships between customers, suppliers and heat distributors. The new responsible investing agenda (ESG) and climate legislation are driving the establishment of a reliable and environmentally responsible utility infrastructure (electricity, heating, gas and water supply), and the modernization of existing housing stock. A successful alignment with the ESG agenda in the first instance requires refurbishment of the infrastructure that has exceeded its design service life, but also transition to a new technology paradigm that effectively combines centralized district heating and local energy supply solutions in major cities, and an ensures certain level of infrastructure for towns and villages. Is the pace of transformation fast enough? Is the size and pace of investment sufficient? How can the energy efficient renovation of housing stock and public amenities be implemented?

Moderator:
Vyacheslav Kravchenko — Adviser to the Chairman of the Management Board, System Operator of the Unified Energy System

Panellists:
Petr Bobylev — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Dmitry Borovikov — Vice President for Strategy, Portfolio Management and Trading, Fortum
Andrey Vagner — Chairman of the Board, General Director, T Plus
Yuriy Melnikov — Senior Analyst, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
German Mustafin — General Director, Siberian Generating Company


October 14, 2021,
12:15 –13:30

Manege, 1st floor, Plenary conference hall

Re-energising Cities and Communities – Progressing Energy Transitions at All Levels of Society

Session in the ‘Road to Congress’ series to the 25th World Energy Congress, taking place in St. Petersburg, 24-27 October 2022

Creation of an efficient, yet comfortable urban environment is one of the key priorities of urban development and the basis for economic growth. The fuel and energy complex not only provides the basic urban infrastructure, but also influences the atmosphere of the city and the mood of the citizens. The services of the fuel and energy complex should be developed based on the demands of the citizens. It is important for cities to interact with their citizens and involve communities in the decision-making process and in the implementation of projects. In addition, city authorities must create the right conditions to make the city a testing platform for new technologies and business models. How is the fuel and energy complex changing urban development and the perception of the city by its residents? What technologies, solutions and business models in the fuel and energy sector are most in demand by cities and regions? What is the impact of public investment in stimulating private sector investment? What initiatives can a city take to improve efficiency of interaction with its citizens? How to involve citizens in the model of more energy efficient living in the city?

Moderator:
Angela Wilkinson — Secretary General, Chief Executive Officer, World Energy Council (WEC)

Panellists:
Mladen Bojanic — Minister of Capital Investment of Montenegro
Andrey Vagner — Chairman of the Board, General Director, T Plus
Robert Dudley — Chairman, Oil and Gas Climate Initiative
Barney Crockett — President, World Energy Cities Partnership (WECP); The Lord Provost of Aberdeen
Zlata Sergeeva — Senior Research Analyst, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC); Participant of Future Energy Leaders Programme, World Energy Council
Sergei Sobyanin — Mayor of Moscow
Andrejs Elksnins — Mayor of Daugavpils


October 14, 2021,
12:15 –13:30

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall A

The Future of Traditional Energy: Is the World Ready to Eschew Hydrocarbons? (Part 2)

Climate change has become a major challenge for the entire global community, and many experts believe that the answer lies in a global transition to carbon neutral energy. To ensure that this transition can be achieved by the middle of the century, the International Energy Agency (IEA) presented its Net Zero by 2050 roadmap in May 2021. An end to the financing of exploration and development projects at new oil and gas deposits was named among the steps needed to achieve this goal. IEA experts predict that the demand for oil will never return to the peak of 2019 and will steadily decline over the next three decades and, although the demand for gas will grow until the mid-2020s, it will then also begin to decline, reaching 45% of today’s levels by 2055. The panel session will see participants discuss whether oil, gas and coal are really losing ground in the global energy mix, whether infrastructure will have time to redirect to new energy sources, how long the hydrocarbons from deposits that are already being developed will last, and whether an ‘energy transition’ that uses fossil fuels is possible.

Moderator:
Ryan Chilcote — TV Host, Special Correspondent, PBS NewsHour

Panellists:
Daniel Yergin — Vice Chairman, IHS Markit
Sergey Kudryashov — Director General, Zarubezhneft
Alexander Novak — Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Peter Szijjarto — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary

Video address:
Phạm Minh Chính — Prime Minister of the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Han Zheng — Deputy Prime Minister of the State Council of the People's Republic of China


October 14, 2021,
12:15 –13:30

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall B

Russian Energy System and Climate Agenda: Evolution or Revolution

In partnership with Sberbank

Climate risks are currently having an increasingly powerful impact on the economy due to the direct consequences of climate change as well as stricter regulation and changes in the structure of global energy consumption. The world’s largest financial institutions refuse to finance or are seriously tightening conditions for financing in the hydrocarbon industry, which has led to capital constraints. The energy transition is fraught with high costs, and Sberbank views financing the green transformation as one of its top priorities. However, the promotion of the energy transition and greening tools is outpacing the adoption of regulations and the creation of a unified strategy, which is needed as a priority step in the energy transition since market players, including banks, need to understand the trajectory of development and come up with new tools and products. If the energy transition is to be implemented in an ‘evolutionary’ rather than a ‘revolutionary’ manner, regulators need to promptly respond to new challenges in the Russian energy sector.

Moderator:
Maksim Bystrov — Chairman of the Board, NP Market Council

Panellists:
Alexey Zhikharev — Director, Russia Renewable Energy Development Association
Kirill Komarov — First Deputy General Director, Director of the Development and International Business Unit, ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation
Pavel Snikkars — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Alexander Starchenko — Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Energy Consumers Association (ECA); Managing Partner, First Imagine! Ventures
Sergey Terebulin — Deputy General Director for Financial and Corporate Legal Management, RusHydro
Mikhail Khardikov — Head of Energy Business, En+ Group; General Director, Eurosibenergo
Olga Kharlamova — Vice President - Director of Key Clients Department, Sberbank
Oleg Shutkin — Deputy General Director, Director of Business-Unit Engineering and Generation, Hevel


October 14, 2021,
12:15 –13:30

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall C

How IT Infrastructure Can Be Secured from Cyber Attacks in Times of Transformation

Cybersecurity in the energy sector is growing ever more prominent as a critical infrastructure element. Digital transformation has made the electric power industry a key target for attacks by cybercriminals, making it imperative that all elements of the industry come together and share information on how to address this issue. Who is attacking major enterprises and critical information infrastructure facilities? How can energy companies share information in order to detect, prevent and neutralize the consequences of computer attacks? How can the industry protect distributed infrastructure and monitor contractors? What benefits can industry cooperation bring to the management of cyber risks? What is the role of regulators in the protection of critical facilities and how can import substitution measures be properly implemented in the energy sector? When is the exchange of best practices with the global energy community important and needed?

Moderator:
Igor Lyapunov — Vice President for Information Security, Rostelecom

Panellists:
Anastasiya Bondarenko — State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Oleg Gerasin — Deputy General Director for Security, RusHydro
Vitaly Lyutikov — Deputy Director, Russian Federal Service for Technical and Export Control
Yevgeny Miroshnichenko — Member of the Management Board, Director of the Financial and Economic Centre, Inter RAO
Fedor Opadchiy — Chairman of the Board, System Operator of the United Power System
Viktor Palagin — Deputy General Director for Security, Rosseti

Front row participants:
Vadim Pestun — Partner and Director of Digital Transformation and Technologies, BCG
Anton Semeykin — Head, Department of Economic Security in the Fuel and Energy Complex, Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation


October 14, 2021,
12:15 –13:30

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall D

Science and the Fuel and Energy Sector Underpinned by Knowledge Development

2021 has been declared the Year of Science and Technology in Russia. In the context of the global energy transition, knowledge and R&D becomes key to supporting and increasing the competitiveness of the Russian fuel and energy sector, and makes it possible to take advantage of the new opportunities and respond to present challenges. Private investment in R&D is an important factor in the creation of intellectual capital in Russia, and the partnership between science and fuel and energy companies can be characterized by a significant synergistic effect. What are the points of intersection between Russian science and the fuel and energy sector, and where is their interaction seeing the greatest demand? How will generation, transport and energy consumption change in light of the global challenges? How can science help to improve the investment attractiveness of the fuel and energy sector? What areas of development of science and technology in the fuel and energy sector have the greatest potential today?

Moderator:
Ivan Lobanov — Rector, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics

Panellists:
Evgeniy Grabchak — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Alexey Kulapin — General Director, Russian Energy Agency (REA) of the Ministry of Energy of Russia
Sergey Machekhin — Deputy General Director Project Engineering and International Cooperation, RusHydro

Front row participants:
Nikolay Rogalev — Rector, National Research University "Moscow Power Engineering Institute"
Maxim Safonov — Director, Green Capital Alliance; Professor, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)
Alexey Fedorov — Chief Strategy Officer, QAPP; Junior Principal Investigator of the "Quantum Information Technologies" Group, Russian quantum center
Ernesto Ferlenghi — Chairman of the Energy Committee, Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Green Initiative Project, Association of European Businesses (АЕВ)
Boris Chetverushkin — Scientific Director of Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics (Russian Academy of Sciences)


October 14, 2021,
14:30 –15:45

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall A

The Future of Coal in a World Shaped by the Climate Agenda: The End, or a New Beginning?

The future of coal energy is inextricably tied to the future of the coal market, which is one of the world’s largest. Its basic advantages include a relatively low price, abundant reserves and a developed system for supplying the global market, the convenience of creating fuel reserves and independence from weather conditions, and the lack of protected routes and geopolitical restrictions. Coal power generation is the main source of electricity in China, India and many Southeast Asian nations. This is an important factor in the battle to reduce energy poverty and increase employment in coal-mining regions. The prospects for the global metals industry, primarily steel, manufacturing and related industries such as construction, are at present largely determined by the supply and cost of coking coal. We are seeing a post-crisis recovery in demand for this type of coal. Platts analysts noted a sharp, 2.8-fold increase in the volume of spot transactions for premium coking coal in the first half of 2021, which in turn led to a rapid rise in prices for this fuel type. At the same time, the move towards an energy transition is rapidly gathering pace around the world. It aims to gradually displace fossil energy resources and primarily coal from the fuel balance of power plants and the fuel and energy mix in general in order to achieve carbon neutrality, in part through the introduction of various regulatory measures. What is most likely to occur over the coming decades is the concurrent development of the innovative coal market, coal power generation and the energy transition, with these processes affecting each other in various ways. This will have an impact on the lives and wellbeing of tens and hundreds of millions of people. Looking to the international community, what is the future of global coal energy, and is Russia in keeping with the times? When will hydrogen be able to compete with coal in metallurgy, and in what technological processes? Is the greening of coal energy desirable, taking into account the development of other energy sources? What support measures are required in order to give coal energy a ‘fresh start’? What are the prospects for Russian power generating coal and coking coal on the world market? How justified are plans to maintain coal power generation volumes in Russia to 2035, taking into account the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic? How can an economically sound and strategically aligned approach to coal power generation that is based on the potential for future transformations be created in the new conditions?

Moderator:
Sergey Brilev — Anchor; President, The Global Energy Association

Panellists:
Matthew Boyle — Manager, Global Coal and Asia Power Analytics, S&P Global Platts
Michelle Manook — Chief Executive Officer, World Coal Association (WCA)
Sri Ram Chandra Prasad Singh — Minister of Steel of the Republic of India
Pavel Snikkars — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Stephan Solzhenitsyn — Chief Executive Officer, SUEK
Sergey Tsivilev — Governor of Kemerovo Region-Kuzbass
Anatoly Yanovsky — Assistant to the Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office of the Russian Federation

Front row participants:
Irina Zolotova — Director of Center for Sectoral Research and Consulting, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation
Zinfer Ismagilov — Director, Institute of Coal-chemistry and Material Science of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Science


October 14, 2021,
14:30 –15:45

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall B

Overcoming the Barriers with Energy Transition Technologies

The global low-carbon agenda is a major determinate for climate policy in many countries. Governments can mitigate greenhouse gas emissions by adopting an integrated approach, taking advantage of all the opportunities and technologies aimed at low-carbon development, capture and mitigation (CCS/CCUS, SRM, CDR), higher energy efficiency and monitoring of emissions including CO2. Russia is among the countries in which low-carbon energy technologies are currently in active development. Decarbonization, decentralization and digitalization are main areas of development in the Russian fuel and energy sector, with the aim of making domestic goods and services competitive by reducing their carbon intensity. In order to achieve the goals of counteracting climate change and ensuring a strong presence on global high-tech markets, however, the country also needs to develop end-to-end technologies, including in extraction and use of rare-earth metals as well as in the digital sphere (Industry 4.0, smart grid). What are the technological challenges associated with the energy transition? What are there barriers to the introduction of low-carbon development technologies and what steps can be taken for removing them? What expertise, personnel and materials will be required in order to secure Russia's position itself as a key player on the global market for energy transition technologies? What are the opportunities for international cooperation?

Moderator:
Oleg Zhdaneev — Deputy General Director - Head of Import Substitution in Oil and Energy Complex Competence Center, Russian Energy Agency of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation

Panellists:
Vladimir Andreev — Acting Deputy General Director – Chief Engineer, Russian Railways
Andrey Laptev — Director for Business Development and Corporate Venture Projects, Severstal Management
Dmitry Peskov — Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on Digital and Technological Development
Evgeniy Petrov — Acting Head, Federal Agency for Mineral Resources (Rosnedra)
Alexey Tikhonov — Senior Managing Director, Rusnano

Front row participants:
Karim Amin — Executive Vice President for Generation, Siemens Energy AG
Daria Kozlova — Director of Consulting in the Fuel and Energy Complex State Regulation Field, VYGON Consulting
Yi Cui — Director, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University


October 14, 2021,
14:30 –15:45

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall C

Growing Markets in the Renewable Energy Industry: The Potential for Russia to Export Renewable Generated Energy to Europe

The world is entering an era of energy transition, with more countries declaring their targets for achieving carbon neutrality, and in particular, the European Union plans to become carbon neutral by 2050. Germany is pursuing the even more ambitious goal of moving towards zero CO2 by 2045. In pursuing these goals, both Europe and Germany will soon find themselves dependent on imports generated from renewable energy sources. While political discussions are focused on hydrogen in its various forms, there are additional routes for energy exports from Russia into Europe. The Kola Peninsula and a number of other Russian regions have great potential for generating electricity from wind power. Proximity to the Scandinavian energy market with its vast capacity for pumped-storage hydroelectricity, as well as the ability to lay submarine cables to Germany along the Baltic Sea represent a business case deserving of further study. What are the projections for the decarbonization of Europe, and is there an opportunity for Russian-German cooperation in this area? Is an energy bridge project to deliver electric power from Russia to Germany feasible?

Moderator:
George Kekelidze — Chairman of the Board, EUROSOLAR Russia Association for Renewable Energy

Panellists:
Dmitry Borovikov — Vice President for Strategy, Portfolio Management and Trading, Fortum
Egor Grinkevich — Deputy General Director for Development of Technical and Regulatory Regulation of Wind Power Plants, NovaWind
Alexey Zhikharev — Director, Russia Renewable Energy Development Association
Stephane Zweguintzow — General Director, Enel Russia
Aleksandr Ilienko — Deputy Chairman of the Management Board - Head of the UES Development Directorate, System Operator of the Unified Energy System
Alisher Kalanov — Head of the Investment Division, RUSNANO
Alexey Kulapin — General Director, Russian Energy Agency (REA) of the Ministry of Energy of Russia
Matthias Luther — Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Department of Electric Power Systems, University. Frederick - Alexander in Erlangen and Nuremberg
Alexandra Panina — Member of the Management Board, Inter RAO; Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Council of Power Producers
Maria Pastukhova — Fellow, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)
Andre Fritsche — Director, Governmental Relations Department, German-Russian Chamber of Commerce; Representative of the Federal State of Hesse in the Russian Federation
Kristina Haverkamp — Managing Director, German Energy Agency (dena)
Bernd Engel — Director, Institute for High Voltage Technologies and Energy Systems, Braunschweig University of Technology

Front row participant:
Mikhail Kamyshev — General Director, Oil-Service


October 14, 2021,
14:30 –15:45

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall D

Prospects for Developing the Professional Qualification System for the Energy Industry

Strategic priorities for developing the industry’s professional qualification system and under discussion and experts are examining what tools could be used to increase the flexibility of the professional qualification system and ensure immediate synchronization with existing production processes. What support systems and approaches could lead to the pre-emptive creation of qualification requirements and professional standards for employees? What is the value of an independent assessment for qualifications, and what are challenges and opportunities for scaling up such a system across the fuel and energy sector? How might the experience of independent assessors of the quality of educational programmes, including public accreditation, come into play?

Moderator:
Arkadiy Zamoskovny — General Director, Association of Electric Energy Employers

Panellists:
Anastasiya Bondarenko — State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Pavel Ivanov — Director, Center for Planning and Use of Labor Resources of Gazprom
Julia Kuznetsova — Acting Deputy General Director for Human Resources, Rosseti
Yury Pikhtovnikov — Head of the Department of Organizational Development and Career Management, PJSC LUKOIL
Nikolay Rogalev — Rector, National Research University "Moscow Power Engineering Institute"
Artem Shadrin — General Director, National Agency for Qualifications Development


October 14, 2021,
16:45 –18:00

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall A

A System of Mutual Recognition for the Certification and Exchange of Carbon Credits in Russia

In partnership with En+ Group

In light of the rise of the global ESG agenda, as well as the planned introduction of cross-border carbon regulation in Europe, the task of confirming the carbon neutrality of power generation is becoming more urgent. At present, Russia’s system for tracking, recording and trading carbon units is not systematized at the national level, nor is there a unified system of certification and mutual recognition to acknowledge reductions in emissions of CO2 and its equivalents. To fill this gap, the Russian Ministry of Energy has devised an initiative to amend legislation and create a national Russian certification system. At the same time, a number of international certification systems are already being adopted in the country. Individual market participants can also confirm their green credentials with the help of other tools. How will the Russian and international certification systems compare? How can the double counting of the same electricity volumes across different systems be avoided and their integration ensured? What should the certification market look like and who does it benefit? How can Russia and foreign countries more effectively cooperate on developing certification systems and reduce the impact of manmade emissions on the environment?

Moderator:
Milena Milich — ESG Director of the Far East Region, Sberbank

Panellists:
Oleg Barkin — Member of the Board, Deputy Chairman of the Board, NP Market Council
Denis Deryushkin — Deputy General Director - Head of Analytical Center, Russian Energy Agency of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation
Vincent-Michel Duval — Executive Director, Director General, Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (GSEP)
Sergey Kirov — Member of the Board, First Deputy Director General, RusHydro
Andrey Maximov — Head of the Department of Electric Power Development, Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation
Alexandra Panina — Member of the Management Board, Inter RAO; Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Council of Power Producers
Mikhail Khardikov — Head of Energy Business, En+ Group; General Director, Eurosibenergo
Alexey Khersontsev — State Secretary – Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation


October 14, 2021,
16:45 –18:00

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall B

International Energy Organization Dialogue: Predicting the Development of Energy and Global Markets

The energy transition is gaining momentum the world over. The rise of the global climate agenda, the accelerated deployment of modern technologies, increased generation from renewable energy sources and the emergence of new energy carriers are all rapidly developing trends, altering the state of play in today’s global markets and introducing uncertainty to the strategic vision of the global energy future. According to a number of international think tanks, the world may well be on a new development path by 2050. There are, however, many challenges on the way, including the immediate need to revitalize the economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the limitations of current technology, the high investment burden for many new solutions, and the fact that, according to UN estimates, one-fifth of the world’s population still doesn’t have access to electricity. In the year of the 55th anniversary of the Russian Energy Agency, the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation invites experts from key international research organizations to discuss the future of global energy. What will the global energy mix look like in 2050? When will the energy transition be achieved in every country? How can we overcome the many major challenges along the way?

Moderator:
Tadzio Schilling — Chief Executive Officer, Association of European Businesses (АЕВ)

Panellists:
H.E. Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo — Secretary General, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
Karen Kostanian — Head of Russian Equity Research Department, Merrill Lynch Securities
Alexey Kulapin — General Director, Russian Energy Agency (REA) of the Ministry of Energy of Russia
Yury Plakitkin — Head of Center for Analysis and Innovation in Energy, Energy Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences
H.E. Yury Sentyurin — Secretary General, Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF)

Front row participant:
Deb Ryan — Head Low Carbon Market Analytics, S&P Global Platts


October 14, 2021,
16:45 –18:00

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall C

Bringing the Woman’s Dimension to the Fuel and Energy Sector

There is a debate as to the correct target model for a socially oriented energy sector, with corporate social responsibility making up a necessary part of an energy transition that improves the quality of life. Are there particular advantages to having a gender-balanced approach to management including strategic risk assessment, negotiation and operations? What corporate practices should be implemented in order to provide adequate social support to professional women in particular? What should be done to bring a better balance between professional and family obligations for both men and women? How can better gender balance management help companies expand corporate development horizons?

Moderator:
Olga Golyshenkova — President, Association of Civilians and Organizations for Corporate Learning and Development MAKO

Panellists:
Anastasiya Bondarenko — State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Zhanat Zhakhmetova — Vice-Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Tamara Merebashvili — Deputy General Director, Head of the Corporate and Property Relations Unit, Corporate Secretary, PJSC Inter RAO; Chairman of the Board, Digital Energy Association
Natalya Nevmerzhitskaya — Chairman of the Board, Association of Energy Suppliers
Maria Tikhonova — Deputy General Director for Regulatory Relations, Rosseti


October 14, 2021,
16:45 –18:00

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall D

Green Energy in the Arctic

As part of the Green Energy in the Arctic Conference

The priority of Russia’s chairmanship in the Arctic Council is ‘Responsible Governance for a Sustainable Arctic’. In this context, the region’s development should not only take into account the vulnerability of the Arctic, but also its potential contribution to the transition to a low-emission economy and, consequently, to the fulfilment of the goals and objectives of the Paris Climate Accords. Regional development must be based on advanced innovative technologies, including expanding the use of renewable energy sources to improve the living standards of the Arctic people. Numerous new challenges, including the growing role of renewable energy sources, involve complex issues that go beyond technologies in such areas as the economy, regional development, and many more. This integrated approach helps developing a ‘transformational dialogue’ to voice, understand, and resolve the various aspects of these complex problems through equal participation of all stakeholders. What challenges and threats does the Arctic face amidst this ‘technological transition’? What are the prospects for developing nuclear power generation in the Arctic? Can the development of hybrid energy projects in the Arctic (diesel generation + RES) increase the availability of renewable energy for consumers in the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation? How can the development of a gas chemical cluster based on the resources of the Yamal Peninsula contribute to a low-emission economy?

Moderator:
Maksim Nechaev — Director for Consulting, IHS Markit Russia

Panellists:
Roman Berdnikov — First Deputy General Director, Member of the Management Board, RusHydro
Darya Gerasimenko — Professor of Sustainable Development, Advisor to the Rector, Samara National Research University named after academician S.P. Queen; Ph.D., University of Finance Switzerland St. Gallen (HSG)
Nikolay Korchunov — Ambassador-at-Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Svendsen Peter — Сommercial director, Wavepiston
Vasiliy Potemkin — Managing Director, Far East and Arctic Development Corporation
Vyacheslav Sinyugin — Deputy General Director for Digital Transformation and Energy Project of Zarubezhneft