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 13, 2022,
09:00 –11:15

Manege 3nd floor, conference hall G

New Solutions for the Fuel and Energy Sector

Exchangization of the Fuel and Energy Sector – New Challenges – New Indicators

In partnership with Saint Petersburg International Mercantile Exchange

Amidst the transformation of the economy, the government has set the goal of creating independent reliable price indicators for Russian commodity assets. It is pursuing a targeted course towards expanding the use of exchange potential on the markets for oil products, natural gas and coal. What will the exchange future of segments of the fuel and energy sector look like? How should the new window of opportunities for indicators of growth and strategic structural changes be used? How can the creation of price indicators based on transparent market information be accelerated? What is required for the development of new exchange commodity markets, in particular for power-generating coal?

Moderator:
Alexander Dynkin — President, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Panellists:
Pavel Zavalny — Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Energy; President, Russian Gas Society
Alexey Kovalenko — Commercial Director for the CIS, SUEK
Alexey Kulapin — General Director, Russian Energy Agency (REA) of the Ministry of Energy of Russia
Dmitry Mironov (online) — General Director, Gazprom GNP Sales
Sergey Mochalnikov — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Alexander Osmolovsky — Chairman of the Board, Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange
Kristina Prokudina — Deputy Chairman of the Board for Strategic Development, Finance and Corporate Governance, Uzbek Commodity Exchange
Alexey Rybnikov — President, Saint Petersburg International Mercantile Exchange
Ahmet Türkoglu — Chief Executive Officer, Energy Exchange Istanbul (EXIST)
Maksim Shaskolsky — Head, Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation (FAS Russia)
Anatoly Yanovsky — Assistant to the Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office of the Russian Federation


October 13, 2022,
09:30 –11:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall C

New Solutions for the Fuel and Energy Sector

The Russian Electric Power Industry: Identifying Opportunities

In partnership with Sberbank

Over recent years, the Russian electric power industry has been a model of stability and a safe haven for shareholders thanks to its transparent and long-term investment vehicles and policy papers determining its future for decades to come. Development programmes have been set in motion for the power grid, decarbonization, hydrogen energy, the modernization of thermal power plants, the development of nuclear power facilities and other areas. Recent events will obviously recalibrate access to foreign technology, the ability to repair generating systems and approaches towards the implementation of the ESG agenda. The issue of the target model for the Russian electric power industry therefore comes to the fore. What should the balance be between nuclear, hydro, thermal and renewable generation, and which technologies should we bet on? Will we need a new investment cycle? Are the existing investment vehicles adequate for the current situation? How can we prevent the financial burden on consumers from increasing? And based on the answers to these questions, we need to decide which changes should be made to the development programmes that have already been adopted.

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

Panellists:
Alexander Vedyakhin — First Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank
Ekaterina Lyakhova — Director for Business Development, The State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM
Alexey Molsky — Deputy Director General for Investment, Capital Construction, and Sales of Services, Rosseti
Alexandra Panina — Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Council of Power Producers
Pavel Snikkars — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Stephan Solzhenitsyn — Chief Executive Officer, SGK; Member of the Board of Directors, SUEK
Sergey Terebulin — Deputy General Director for Financial and Corporate Legal Management, RusHydro
Vladimir Tupikin — Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Association "Community of Energy Consumers"
Mikhail Khardikov — Head of Energy Business, En+ Group; General Director, Eurosibenergo
Oleg Shutkin — Deputy General Director, Director of Business-Unit Engineering and Generation, UniGreen Energy Group


October 13, 2022,
10:00 –11:15

Manege, 1st floor, Plenary conference hall

Global Markets: Cooperation for Development

Energy as a Foundational Pillar of the Greater Eurasian Partnership

Amidst the major changes taking place in the global political and economic order, the reorientation of transport and logistics chains, and the energy crisis caused by the sanctions policy of Western nations and which is affecting many states, the idea of the Greater Eurasian Partnership, proposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin in December 2015, is especially pertinent today. The Greater Eurasian countries have now become a centre for global economic activity, as evidenced by the successful development of integration associations such as the EAEU and ASEAN, sub-regional organizations like the SCO, and large-scale initiatives, most notably the Belt and Road Initiative. Energy is well positioned to become one of the foundations of the emerging Greater Eurasian Partnership. The issue of reliable energy supplies in the context of post-COVID economic recovery and the pursuit of stronger future growth is becoming a key issue in the foreign economic strategies of Eurasian nations. How can mutually beneficial, long-term relationships be established? How can energy corridors be constructed, and how can scientific and technological exchange be supported in order to facilitate the wider adoption of low-carbon and carbon-free energy sources? What are the main tasks facing the Eurasian nations? What will prove to be the cornerstone of the Greater Eurasian Partnership as a key global power centre?

Moderator:
Alexandra Suvorova — Anchor, Russia 24 TV Channel

Panellists:
Ahmad Asadzadeh — Deputy Minister of Petroleum of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Arzybek Kozhoshev — Member of the Board, Minister in Charge of Energy and Infrastructure, Eurasian Economic Commission
Fedor Opadchy — Chairman of the Board, System Operator of the United Power System
Andrey Ryumin — General Director, Chairman of the Management Board, Rosseti
Shafqat Ali Khan — Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the Russian Federation
Nikolay Shulginov — Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation


October 13, 2022,
10:00 –11:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall A

New Solutions for the Fuel and Energy Sector

Russia’s Fuel and Energy Sector Under Sanctions: Help or Hindrance?

In the face of external pressure, swift support measures have been taken at the legislative level to strengthen the functioning of Russian fuel and energy organizations in the most diverse business areas – from process-oriented to access to funding.
Which legislative solutions have helped fuel and energy companies adapt to the new reality? How much demand is there for the measures? How are companies within the sector forecasting their projected development under sanctions pressure? Which other legislative decisions should be taken to maintain the reliability of supply to consumers and sustain the pace of technological advances?

Moderator:
Anastasiya Bondarenko — State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation

Panellists:
Pavel Zavalny — Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Energy; President, Russian Gas Society
Daniil Krainsky — Deputy General Director for Legal Support, Rosseti
Svetlana Nikonova — First Deputy General Director for Development, Interaction with Regions and Government Agencies, Rusatom Infrastructure Solutions JSC
Zhanna Sedova — General Director, Enel Russia

Front row participants:
Natalya Nevmerzhitskaya — Chairman of the Board, Association of Energy Suppliers
Victoria Romanova — Scientific Supervisor, Research Center for the Development of Energy Law and Modern Legal Science named after V.A. Musina


October 13, 2022,
10:00 –11:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall B

Technological Sovereignty and Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation in the Fuel and Energy Sector: Prospects for Development

Digital transformation is one of the key tools for increasing the efficiency of fuel and energy companies in a rapidly changing market. Today, global and Russian business continues to invest in digital solutions, and the state support programme for digital transformation is seeing new incentives for development. At present, however, the introduction of international restrictions on the supply of microchips and dual-use equipment, along with the withdrawal of all foreign vendors, are putting the continued functioning of the fuel and energy industries at risk. The key condition for economic growth and energy security, therefore, is securing national technological sovereignty in Russia’s fuel and energy sector, including through the use of domestically produced software and equipment. In such cases, is the exchange of best practices important or necessary? Is it possible to maintain the strong potential of the industry’s digital transformation in the face of sanctions pressure? Should foreign solutions be completely abandoned? Which import substitution projects should be prioritized? What changes will be required to accelerate the transformation processes?

Moderator:
Dmitry Ter-Stepanov — Deputy General Director – Director of Regulatory Control, Digital Economy

Panellists:
Vitaly Anikin — Deputy General Director for Strategy and Investments, T Plus
Daria Kozlova — Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer, Russian Energy Agency (REA) of the Ministry of Energy of Russia
Konstantin Kravchenko — Acting Deputy General Director for Digital Transformation, Rosseti
Alexander Pashali — Director of the Department of Scientific and Technical Development and Innovations, Rosneft
Vyacheslav Sinyugin — Deputy General Director for Digital Transformation and Energy Project of Zarubezhneft
Stanislav Terentyev — Director of Digital Transformation, System Operator of the United Power System
Alexander Charikov — Deputy General Director, RusHydro
Eduard Sheremetsev — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation


October 13, 2022,
10:00 –11:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall D

New Solutions for the Fuel and Energy Sector

Energy Transformation in Russia: Opportunities and Challenges

In partnership with Gazprombank

The Russian energy sector is in search of the most effective development strategy. The dynamics of Russia’s current energy balance are not only affected by external factors, but also by the strategic objectives facing the economy. These challenges include reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2060 and improving energy efficiency in both manufacturing and housing. The future of energy is about finding a balance between green and conventional energy. Reducing the carbon intensity of the energy sector is possible through a combination of traditional and new industries. While hydrocarbon energy has significant potential to improve its efficiency, renewable energy is steadily becoming more accessible. What could Russia’s energy mix be? How will the emerging markets for carbon units and green certificates influence its dynamics? What decarbonization challenges do energy companies face today? And what role does the financial sector play in this process?

Moderator:
Ekaterina Salugina-Sorokovaya — General Director, International and Comparative Law Research Center

Panellists:
Roman Berdnikov — First Deputy General Director, Member of the Management Board, RusHydro
Irina Gaida — Expert, Project Center for Energy Transition and ESG Principles, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)
Evgeny Grabchak — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Oleg Kosmenyuk — Deputy General Director – Director for Generation, Enel Russia PJSC
Aisen Nikolaev — Head of Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
Konstantin Romanov (online) — General Director, Gazprom Hydrogen
Zoya Sandzhieva — General Director, Hevel
Natalya Tretyak — First Vice President, Gazprombank

Front row participant:
Alexey Zhikharev — Director, Russia Renewable Energy Development Association; Partner, Power Sector Practice, Vygon Consulting


October 13, 2022,
12:15 –13:30

Manege, 1st floor, Plenary conference hall

Global Markets: Cooperation for Development

Global Energy Trends: Today and Tomorrow

The global community is tasked with providing the world’s population with affordable, reliable and modern energy sources, and for that cooperation between all countries is vital. However, some countries and coalitions have aggravated the geopolitical situation by associating universal energy access with international political relations. In 2022, these pressures have intensified, resulting in huge uncertainty, escalation in global energy markets and volatile commodity prices, jeopardizing global energy security and pushing back the energy transition. In such an environment, how can countries assert their sovereignty when adopting national policy on sustainable energy? What can we learn from the global community when it comes to safeguarding national interests by supplying affordable hydrocarbon fuels? Has the global energy transition slowed down due to the current geopolitical turbulence? What are Russian companies doing to pursue their interests and achieve sustainable development goals in the current challenging geopolitical conditions?

Moderator:
Kirill Pozdnyakov — Anchor, NTV Channel

Panellists:
Alexander Dyukov — Chairman of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer, Gazprom Neft
Leonid Mikhelson — Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Board of Directors, NOVATEK
Alexander Novak — Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Peter Szijjarto — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary
Igor Shuvalov — Chairman, VEB.RF


October 13, 2022,
12:15 –13:30

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall A

International Meetings

Annual Meeting of the BRICS Energy Research Cooperation Platform

In accordance with the decision of the BRICS Energy Ministers, the BRICS Energy Research Cooperation Platform was launched in 2019. In 2020, the Platform presented its first reports to a wide range of experts. Since then, studies on various aspects of the functioning of the fuel and energy sector of the BRICS countries have been published on a regular basis. The flagship product of the Energy Platform is the BRICS Energy Report, which is published annually. In 2022, Energy Platform experts have prepared studies on the development of renewable energy technologies and smart grids, alongside the traditional BRICS Energy Report 2022. At the Energy Platform expert meeting, BRICS research authors will present the main research findings to a wider audience, followed by a discussion of key areas for BRICS cooperation on renewable energy sources and smart grids.

Приветственное слово:
Alexey Kulapin — General Director, Russian Energy Agency (REA) of the Ministry of Energy of Russia

Moderator:
Vyacheslav Kulagin — Head, Center for the Study of World Energy Markets, The Energy Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Panellists:
Shunchao Wang (online) — Assistant Director, International Business Department, China Electric Power Planning and Engineering Institute (EPPEI)
Jiang Hao (online) — Director General, Professorship Senior Engineer, International Business Department, China Renewable Energy Engineering Institute (CREEI)

Front row participants:
Gautam Goswami — Scientist, Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council of the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India
Igbal Guliyev — Deputy Director, International Energy Policy and Diplomacy Institute of Moscow State Institute of International Relations under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia (MIEP MGIMO)
Alexander Ermakov (online) — Energy Econometrician, Energy Economics and Forecasting Department, Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF)
Giovani Vitoria Machado (online) — Director for Energy Economics and Environmental Studies, Energy Research Company (EPE)
Evgenia Franke — Head of Analytical Department, Russia Renewable Energy Development Association
Teslim Yusuf (online) — General Manager, South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI)


October 13, 2022,
12:15 –13:30

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall B

New Solutions for the Fuel and Energy Sector

‘Alternative Boiler House’: Goals, Methods, and Means of Attracting and Managing Investments and Quality in the Field of Heat Supply

At present, the heat supply industry faces a number of problems that require increased attention from all parties involved in the sector as well as the federal executive authorities. One such problem is the underfunding of the industry and the resulting high level of physical deterioration of the fixed assets of boiler houses and heat networks, which has reached a critical level in several municipalities. The growing wear and tear of heat network infrastructure has increased the accident rate as well as heat losses. The current replacement rate of heat networks is not preventing their further deterioration. Fixing the current situation requires a multi-fold increase in the rate of infrastructure renovation and estimated investments of more than RUB 2.5 trillion, while actual annual investments in the heat power sector and centralized heat supply have not exceeded RUB 90 billion in recent years. In order to attract capital to the heat supply industry, just like in any other sector of the economy, business needs to have an understanding and guarantees that the funds they invested will be returned. What guarantee mechanism does the ‘alternative heating plant’ provide? What are the mechanisms used to reduce the financial burden on the consumer? Which mechanism controls regulate the new model? How has the model performed under existing economic conditions? Why has the rate of changeover to the ‘alternative heating plant’ remained relatively slow? Should the transition to ‘alternative heating plant’ plan be made compulsory for cities meeting certain criteria (high depreciation of fixed assets, high accident rate)? How can modernization be made as efficient as possible while improving quality and reliability for citizens, while also keeping the heating price growth rate in line with inflation not only in capital cities but also in small towns? What is the role of heat supply schemes in the transition to the ‘alternative heating plant’? What are the prospects for the digitalization of these two instruments?

Moderator:
Pavel Snikkars — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation

Panellists:
Andrey Vagner — Chairman of the Board, General Director, T Plus
Vladimir Vasilenko — First Deputy Head of the Samara City District
Vitaly Korolev — Deputy Head, Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation
Vyacheslav Kravchenko — Adviser to the Chairman of the Management Board, System Operator of the Unified Energy System
Olesya Leshchenko — Director of the Department for the Development of Housing and Communal Services, Ministry of Construction and Housing and Communal Services of the Russian Federation
Stephan Solzhenitsyn — Chief Executive Officer, SGK; Member of the Board of Directors, SUEK
Pavel Shatsky — First Deputy General Director, Gazprom Energoholding

Front row participants:
Roman Berdnikov — First Deputy General Director, Member of the Management Board, RusHydro
Konstantin Sipachev (online) — Director of the Department of Automated Process Control Systems, SIGMA
Kseniya Sukhotina — General Director, Rusatom Smart Utilities Ltd
Aleksey Khrapkov — Director of Regional Policy Department, Ministry economic development of the Russian Federation


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,
12:15 –13:30

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall D

New Solutions for the Fuel and Energy Sector

Hydropower Amidst Global Changes: Current Status, Challenges and Development Trends

In partnership with RusHydro

In the context of the energy transition currently taking place, the importance of hydropower as the largest type of renewable energy in terms of installed capacity and generation is increasing. The main drivers contributing to the development of hydropower include the desire to improve the reliability of energy infrastructure that meets the increasing demands on the manoeuvrability of its generating facilities, and interest in buying green power from hydropower plants to implement consumers’ own sustainable development strategies. The Russian Federation is one of the countries with the most water resources, home to over 20% of the world’s fresh water reserves. The volume of runoff from the country’s rivers is estimated at 4,300 km3 a year and the hydropower potential of these rivers at over 800 billion kWh per year, of which around 20% has been developed to date. What is the current state of and what are the prospects for the hydropower industry and its technological sovereignty?

Moderator:
Ilya Dolmatov — Director, Institute of Economics and Utility Regulation, National Research University Higher School of Economics

Panellists:
Evgeny Grabchak — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Alexander Konyukhov — Chief Executive Officer, Power Machines
Vladimir Lukin — Partner, Operational Risk & Sustainability, Kept
Oleg Lushnikov — Executive Director, Hydropower of Russia Association of Organizations and Workers of Hydropower
Aisen Nikolaev — Head of Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
Fedor Opadchy — Chairman of the Board, System Operator of the United Power System
Mikhail Khardikov — Head of Energy Business, En+ Group; General Director, Eurosibenergo
Viktor Khmarin — Chairman of the Management Board, General Director, RusHydro


October 13, 2022,
13:30 –13:45

Manege, 1st floor, Plenary conference hall

Global Energy Award Ceremony

The Global Energy Prize is awarded for outstanding research as well as scientific and technical developments that contribute to improving the efficiency and environmental safety of the planet’s energy sources in the interests of all mankind.

October 13, 2022,
14:15 –15:30

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall A

Social Focus

Social Policy for Companies: Added Costs or an Investment in Personnel?

“Just retaining people doesn’t motivate them” – from personnel costs to investments in human resources. How should we measure the effectiveness of investments in human resources and accelerate returns? The best practices of companies. What can government agencies do to help? Social partnership: a driver of growth or additional burden? Guaranteed social package, labour productivity, and the quality of the workforce. Loyalty programmes (‘cafeteria benefit plan’) for staff – what are the benefits of employees as ‘customers’? How can you get the most out of a limited budget?

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

Panellists:
Anastasiya Bondarenko — State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Alexander Korchagin — Chairman, Neftegazstroyprofsoyuz of Russia
Julia Kuznetsova — Acting Deputy General Director for Human Resources, Rosseti
Bayrta Perveeva — HR Director, «System Operator of the United Power System»
Alexey Tkachev — Director, Department for Human Resources Management and Organizational Development, RusHydro
Elena Shchurova — Director of the Human Resources Department, Transneft


October 13, 2022,
14:15 –15:30

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall B

Technological Sovereignty and Digital Transformation

Technological Sovereignty: Cooperation Between Science, Business and the State

Ensuring technological sovereignty in the fuel and energy sector is directly dependent on effective cooperation between the state, science and business on the development and implementation of new technological solutions and the training of personnel. In 2022, the Russian Energy Agency of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation created the Energy of the Future scientific and educational consortium with the backing of the country’s leading universities in order to consolidate interdisciplinary knowledge, experience, and material and technical resources with the goal of promoting the scientific and educational development of enterprises in the fuel and energy sector. How can we build engineering teams that are capable of developing sustainable, complex systems for the long term, based on deep fundamental knowledge, with an awareness of the high stakes and risk involved, in the interests of securing a bright future? How can we build a system that responds rapidly to new technological challenges and emerging scientific and technological priorities in the fuel and energy sector? What are the conditions for integrating business, science and education in order to achieve technological sovereignty? How can we begin to assemble cooperation chains and technology stacks, taking into account the specific requirements of industry, and facilitate new centres of ‘technological awareness’?

Moderator:
Alexey Kulapin — General Director, Russian Energy Agency (REA) of the Ministry of Energy of Russia

Panellists:
George Kekelidze — Chairman of the Board, EUROSOLAR Russia Association for Renewable Energy
Viktor Konopatskiy — Director for Federal and Regional Government Relations, En+ Holding
Ivan Lobanov — Rector, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics
Viktor Martynov — Rector, National University of Oil and Gas "Gubkin University" (Gubkin University)
Sergey Machekhin — Deputy General Director Project Engineering and International Cooperation, RusHydro
Nikolay Rogalev — Rector, National Research University "Moscow Power Engineering Institute"
Valery Salygin — Director, International Energy Policy and Diplomacy Institute of Moscow State Institute of International Relations under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia (MIEP MGIMO)
Alexander Samarin — Minister of Energy of the Moscow Region


October 13, 2022,
14:15 –15:30

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall C

New Solutions for the Fuel and Energy Sector

Improving the Reliability and Quality of Power Supply: Consolidating Power Facilities

The electric power industry is the cornerstone of all economic activities and makes a significant contribution to the country’s national security and socioeconomic development. One of the risks of energy security is the high level of wear and tear of the fixed production assets of fuel and energy companies as well as the low level of efficiency of their usage and insufficient renovation. At present, Russia is systematically working to consolidate its power grid with a phased reduction in the number of local grid companies (LGC), the creation of a single centre of responsibility to ensure reliable and high-quality power supplies, as well as the establishment of efficient technological infrastructure that is consistent with international standards. Such work is needed due to the fragmented structure of the power grid, low levels of service reliability and quality, and high operating costs, which makes it impossible to pursue a unified technical policy and entails a high level of losses. The actual pace of consolidation has been lower than planned. Breakdowns in the power distribution grid remain frequent, with a high number of accidents due to the aging of fixed assets. The reasons for this are: a poor level of regulation and the misallocation of tariff sources. LGC are the main ones causing problems with the misallocation of tariff sources, which can primarily be attributed to small LGC based on the quantitative indicators and parameters of power grid facilities (PGF). The unsatisfactory technical condition of PGF is not an isolated, but a systemic problem, which means that additional measures need to be introduced to reduce breakdowns and ensure the reliability of power supply to consumers. To solve this problem, clarifications have already been made to the criteria for classifying the owners of PGF as LGC, which will help to set a tariff for power transmission services to professional LGC that primarily engage in such activities. A single centre of responsibility for reliable power supplies is being created in the country’s regions. What mechanism is preferable for receiving power supplies – rent or outright purchase? What sources should be used for such purchases so that consumers do not pay twice? What sources should be used to ensure that unowned facilities are consistent with standard technical conditions? What should be done to organize the maintenance of the grids of gardeners’ non-commercial partnerships? How can the reliability of power supplies in isolated areas be improved?

Moderator:
Elina Sidorenko — General Director, Platform

Panellists:
Evgeny Grabchak — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Alexander Kondratiev — Minister of Industry and Energy of the Chuvash Republic
Andrey Leontiev — Minister of Energy and Gas of Primorsky Territory
Andrey Mayorov — Member of the Board, First Deputy General Director – Chief Engineer, Rosseti
Olga Roganova — First Deputy Minister of Energy of the Moscow Region
Dmitry Frolov — Deputy Chairman, Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service (Rostechnadzor)


October 13, 2022,
14:15 –15:30

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall D

New Solutions for the Fuel and Energy Sector

Renewable Energy: Gigawatt Plants and Export Potential

Measures to support renewable energy have helped to create the necessary technological expertise in Russia for the production of renewable energy equipment. However, the current geopolitical situation and disruptions in supply chains have intensified competition on global markets. What kind of export potential does Russian renewable energy have? What support measures are needed to maintain markets for high-tech Russian equipment? Will the Russian renewable energy industry be able to compete with major Asian plants?

Moderator:
Anastasia Berdnikova — Executive Secretary, Photovoltaic Industry Association

Panellists:
Alexey Zhikharev — Director, Russia Renewable Energy Development Association; Partner, Power Sector Practice, Vygon Consulting
Andrey Maximov — Head of the Department of Electric Power Development, Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation
Grigory Nazarov — General Director, NovaWind
Binu Parthan (online) — Head of Regions, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Zoya Sandzhieva — General Director, Hevel
Valery Seleznev — First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Energy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation


October 13, 2022,
15:30 –17:00

Manege 3nd floor, conference hall G

Social Focus

Meeting of the Commission of the State Council of the Russian Federation for Energy

Human Resource Provision for Fuel and Energy Enterprises


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 C

Technological Sovereignty and Digital Transformation

Meeting of the Electric Power Innovation Club on the topic: Innovations in the Sanctions Era

In partnership with En+ Group

As part of its new economic strategy, the Russian energy industry needs a thorough transformation but it is dependent on imports. The need to develop production facilities for the manufacture of import substituting products in Russia is becoming an important element in ensuring national energy and economic security. As part of this process, consumers may face increases in the cost of goods but a deterioration in their quality. This may be due to a reduction in competition, or in certain cases to the monopolization of production. Which challenges is the electric power industry facing at present? Can imported technology be wholly replaced by domestic counterparts? Will there be changes to the structure of consumption and generation? What can the academic community really offer right now? Which points of growth can innovations bring about? Which measures of support from the government should be top priority?

Moderator:
Evgeny Grabchak — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation

Panellists:
Roman Berdnikov — First Deputy General Director, Member of the Management Board, RusHydro
Pavel Golubev — Director General, Technical Inspection UES
Andrey Mayorov — Member of the Board, First Deputy General Director – Chief Engineer, Rosseti
Elena Medvedeva — Director of Operational Control and Management Fuel and Energy Complex Department, Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation
Denis Ulanov — Deputy General Director for Production and Construction – Chief Engineer, T Plus
Mikhail Khardikov — Head of Energy Business, En+ Group; General Director, Eurosibenergo


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