REW 2022 business programme

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REW 2022 business programme


Global Markets: Cooperation for Development Technological Sovereignty and Digital Transformation New Solutions for the Fuel and Energy Sector International Meetings Ecology and Climate Agenda Social Focus

October 12, 2022,
11:00 –12:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall D

Ecology and Climate Agenda

Low-Carbon Energy Around the World: Crisis as a Time of Opportunity

In partnership with the State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM

We are currently living in an era of change, as the world energy industry undergoes a period of serious transformations. Such challenges as maintaining the stable operation of energy systems and reliable energy supply to consumers with economical and eco-friendly energy sources are taking centre stage in all countries. The transition of the global economy and energy sector to low-carbon development remains an extremely urgent challenge. In order to address it without jeopardizing its own national priorities and economic growth, the world community is determining which energy sources will be considered green and will be able to assume their place in the development chain of the energy transition. What role will nuclear energy play in the new energy basket? What opportunities do small nuclear power plants present for countries and businesses? Will hydrogen assume its place in the global energy industry and will Russia be able to become a global engine for its development?

Moderator:
Anna Lazareva — Anchor, Russia 24 TV Channel

Panellists:
Viktor Karankevich (online) — Minister of Energy of the Republic of Belarus
Alexey Likhachev — Director General, State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM
Mikhail Chudakov — Deputy Director General, Head of the Department of Nuclear Energy, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Nikolay Shulginov — Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Amged El-Wakeel (online) — Chairman of the Board, Nuclear Power Plants Authority of the Arab Republic of Egypt


October 12, 2022,
16:30 –17:45

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall B

Ecology and Climate Agenda

Pathways for Sustainable Energy Transition in Asia-Pacific

Sustainable energy use can make a significant contribution to the fight against climate change. Increasing the use of renewable energy sources and improving energy efficiency are part of the contributions of many countries set at a national level under the Paris Agreement. However, it is widely acknowledged that energy transition will be different in different parts of the world. From this standpoint, the situation in the Asia-Pacific Region’s energy sector is fairly complex. Over the past 20 years, aggregate demand for energy resources in the Asia-Pacific Region has almost doubled. Energy consumption in this region is expected to increase by at least a third by 2040. As natural gas is a cleaner fossil fuel, it can play an important part in meeting energy demand in some countries, as well as in new sectors such as the transport and household sectors. This year UN ESCAP, with support from the Russian Federation, launched a project to study the role of natural gas in the energy transition process in the Asia-Pacific Region. The session will be aimed at developing the potential of UN ESCAP member states, especially ASEAN member states, in understanding the systemic effects and advantages of using natural gas in the region’s countries, which will lead them to take steps to formulate and implement energy transition policies in accordance with their national conditions, capabilities and global climate change mitigation goals.

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

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

Panellists:
Monyneath Vann — General Director of the General Directorate of Policy and Strategy, Ministry of Environment of the Kingdom of Cambodia
Vsevolod Gavrilov — Managing Director of the Center for Digital GR Initiatives, Sberbank
Shixian Gao — Economic Advisor, Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Russian Federation; Deputy Director General, Energy Research Institute (ERI) (2014–2022)
Alexey Kulapin — General Director, Russian Energy Agency (REA) of the Ministry of Energy of Russia
Ivan Polyakov — Chairman, Russia–ASEAN Business Council
Carlos Sorreta — Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Multilateral Affairs and International Economic Relations of the Republic of Philippines
Sinava Souphanouvong — Vice Minister of Energy and Mines of Lao People's Democratic Republic
Nuki Agya Utama — Executive Director, ASEAN Centre for Energy

Front row participants:
Gautam Goswami — Scientist, Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council of the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India
Branko Milicevic — Economic Affairs Officer of the Group of Experts on Gas, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe


October 13, 2022,
12:15 –13:30

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall C

Ecology and Climate Agenda

International Cooperation to Develop a Low-Carbon Hydrogen Sector: Alliances and Partnerships

International cooperation in matters concerning low-carbon hydrogen is fragmented today: individual states as well as non-governmental players and commercial companies are creating associations and other structures, but there are no common bodies that can take into account the interests of the majority of the parties that are potentially involved. In this regard, Russia, in cooperation with countries with which it maintains friendly relations, proposes discussing an international consultation mechanism that seeks to play the role of an integrated structure, whose agenda would include both a discussion of joint hydrogen energy technology projects, the creation of an international hydrogen market, the development of common rules for the certification and harmonization of standards, and the development of an institutional landscape that is capable of serving as an effective platform for collaboration on the development of a new industry in the future. Which countries are ready to step up cooperation in the low-carbon hydrogen industry? How can the interests of all stakeholders be balanced? What will the low-carbon hydrogen market look like in the future?

Moderator:
Ekaterina Berezovskaya — Anchor, Channel One Russia

Panellists:
Olga Algayerova — Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
Denis Deryushkin — Deputy General Director – Head of Analytical Center, Russian Energy Agency of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation
Tatiana Zavyalova — Senior Vice President for ESG, Sberbank
Sohail Khan (online) — Deputy Secretary General, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
Andrey Sharonov — Chief Executive Officer, National ESG-Alliance
Tadzio Schilling — Chief Executive Officer, Association of European Businesses (АЕВ)

Front row participant:
Andrey Streltsov — Partner, Yakov and Partners


October 13, 2022,
16:15 –17:30

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall B

Ecology and Climate Agenda

Greening Transport: Electric Vehicles and Hydrogen

The transport sector generates over 20% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. The global energy transition that is gaining momentum primarily aims to combat climate change, but new solutions need to be actively implemented to this end. The development of the electric vehicle and hydrogen transport industry significantly contribute to the decarbonization of the economy. Over the past 10 years, the number of electric vehicles in the world has grown from just a few to more than 10 million. At present, Russia is producing electric vehicles for public transport. In addition, a segment of electric vehicles is taking shape with models of different levels of readiness. For its part, hydrogen transport is still only in its earliest stages, however the development and scaling of such technologies in the foreseeable future will help to make hydrogen competitive as an energy source compared with traditional fuels, which will confirm its status as the ‘new oil’ of the future. How can electric vehicles and hydrogen transport contribute to decarbonization? What will be the next technological challenges and barriers? What market share might such vehicles occupy in the near future? How much will an electric or hybrid car and charging infrastructure cost? What segments of the transport industry will hydrogen take over? How will Russia develop these segments?

Moderator:
Daria Kozlova — Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer, Russian Energy Agency (REA) of the Ministry of Energy of Russia

Panellists:
Yury Babkov — First Deputy General Director – Chief Engineer, Scientific Research and Design Technology Institute of Rolling Stock
Dmitry Belyaev — General Director, Hydroinvest; Director of Strategic Transactions Department, RusHydro
Iya Gordeyeva — Chairperson, Association for the Development of Electric, Unmanned, and Connected Transport and Infrastructure (AETI)
Yury Dobrovolsky — Scientific Supervisor, Competence Center "Technologies of New and Mobile Energy Sources", Federal Research Center for Problems of Chemical Physics and Medical Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Dmitry Ivanets — Deputy Director for Technological Development, State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM
Maxim Kolesnikov — Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Denis Kornienko — Acting General Director, Gazprom Gas Engine Fuel
Sergey Tulinov — Project Lead, Secretariat of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific


October 13, 2022,
16:15 –17:30

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall D

Ecology and Climate Agenda

Ash and Slag Wastes at Thermal Power Plants: How Can Energy Become the Solution?

In the energy sector, coal combustion generates about 18 million tonnes of ash and slag waste. However, their utilization (beneficial use) does not exceed 20%. Russia’s Energy Strategy has set a target of incorporating 50% of annual ash and slag waste in the country’s economic turnover by 2035. The Russian government is currently taking the necessary measures to increase the use of ash and slag in different sectors of the economy. Ash and slag can already be used in the recultivation of land and solid waste landfills, as well as eliminating damage that has accumulated over time. More than a third of the ash and slag that is generated can be used in the production of building materials and road construction. The appropriate technologies exist for this purpose. Global experience shows that ash and slag can be incorporated into up to 100% of economic turnover. Today, Russia also engages in practices to dispose of ash and slag, but they need to be replicated and, most importantly, a full-fledged and efficient system for scaling up such practices needs to be created. What measures are needed to achieve these goals in terms of increasing the beneficial use of ash and slag? What is preventing business today from intensifying efforts to involve secondary resources in economic turnover? How can we establish cooperation within the sector and also bring the regions and the federal level closer together? What kind of experience do the authorities of the Russian regions and business have in collaborating to implement projects to dispose of ash and slag? How is business adapting its corporate strategies and altering its approaches to handling ash and slag. What cases and prospects are there for replication? What international experience exists in state regulation and what are some practical foreign cases of using ash and slag in construction as well as approaches to building ‘green’ expertise in the handling of ash and slag?

Moderator:
Vadim Kovalev — First Deputy Executive Director, Russian Managers Association

Panellists:
Yusuf Abu Sadaa (online) — Products Conformity Engineer, Dubai Municipality
Mainak Ghosal (online) — Joint Secretary, Coal Ash Institute of India
Irina Zolotova — General Director, National Association of Secondary Material Application
Denis Moroz (online) — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Republic of Belarus
Vladislav Polochansky (online) — General Director, TGC-11
Pavel Snikkars — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Stephan Solzhenitsyn — Chief Executive Officer, SGK; Member of the Board of Directors, SUEK
Oleg Sukharev (online) — Executive Director, Union of Concrete Producers
Pudji Untoro (online) — Professor, Surya University; Former Member of National Energy Council of Indonesia (2017-2019)
Igan Wardiana Yasa — Director of Coal Ash Utilization, Indonesia Power