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,
09:00 –10:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall B

Technological Sovereignty and Digital Transformation

Creating Technologies for the Energy Transition: Current Challenges and How to Solve Them

The global energy industry is now facing growing consumer demand, which threatens the depletion of fossil fuel reserves and price volatility. As a result, carbon-free and low-carbon energy sources are receiving greater attention among the global community and governments in many countries are undertaking efforts to achieve their energy transition goals. Despite a temporary increase in hydrocarbon consumption, experts from major international organizations understand that the low-carbon development of the global energy sector will continue. One of the key obstacles in its path, however, is technological development. Many countries have already adopted strategic measures to support the development of technologies in renewable energy, hydrogen infrastructure, carbon capture and storage, energy storage and other promising areas. Russia is among the countries looking closely at scientific and technological development for the "energy of the future". What are the barriers to the energy transition in Russia and abroad today? How can they be overcome? What technologies is Russia currently developing in this area? What are the prospects for replicating and scaling them, and for strengthening international technological cooperation?

Moderator:
Aleksey Kaplun — Chief Executive Officer, H2 Clean Energy

Panellists:
Yury Gavrilov — Strategy and M&A Director, Management Company METALLOINVEST
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
Alexey Zhikharev — Director, Russia Renewable Energy Development Association; Partner, Power Sector Practice, Vygon Consulting
Alexander Kamashev — General Director, RENERA
Alexey Kashin (online) — Chief Executive Officer, InEnergy Group of Companies
Anton Maximov — Director, Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis named after A.V. Topchiev of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Aleksey Malyutin — Director for Strategic Invitiatives Development, PJSC Gazprom Neft


October 12, 2022,
16:30 –17:45

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall D

Technological Sovereignty and Digital Transformation

Oil and Gas: Technological Sovereignty

The Russian oil and gas sector has long faced major challenges, particularly with regard to the deterioration of its raw material supplies. Existing field reserves are gradually being exhausted, and there are almost no major new discoveries being made. This is becoming a pressing concern even in the short term, with rising costs and the potential for reduced production as developing the sector’s resource potential becomes unprofitable. In addition to these ‘old’ problems, new risks are also threatening the industry. The sanctions pressure currently being exerted on Russia necessitates the development and adoption of measures to ensure continued economic activity and the widespread rollout of domestic technologies and equipment across the fuel and energy sector, particularly in oil and gas. The pursuit of technological sovereignty today is no longer just a major trend for the industry, but the key to its survival and sustainable development. In view of this, significant efforts are being undertaken to improve the efficiency of traditional fuel and energy industries amidst the technological challenges, including through research and support for the creation of new markets, the establishment of technological cooperation, support for the development of hard-to-recover reserves, monetization of existing oil and gas reserves, the introduction of a system of test sites and engineering centres, the development of new competencies in industry-specific IT, and the rollout of robotization in the fuel and energy sector. What needs to be done to overcome the major challenges facing the sector? Will the oil industry retain its current role in the Russian economy of the future? What strategies are being adopted by companies choosing to maintain sustainable growth and secure technological sovereignty? What technologies are they focusing on developing? What can be done to promote the development of hard-to-recover reserves? What state support measures are needed in order to implement import independence projects?

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:
Anton Dumin — Director of the Directorate for Information Technologies, Automation and Telecommunications, Gazprom Neft
Vadim Kulikov — Director, International Fund for Technological Development
Andrey Panteleev (online) — Deputy Governor of the Tyumen Region
Natalya Popova (online) — First Deputy General Director, Innopraktika
Jian Jiao — Deputy General Director for Foreign Economic Cooperation, Xuan Yuan Industrial Development
Viktor Sharokhin (online) — Head of Department 656, Gazprom
Igor Shpurov — General Director, State Commission for Mineral Reserves


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,
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,
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