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 D

New Solutions for the Fuel and Energy Sector

Forecasting Regional Fuel and Energy Balances to Improve Investment Attractiveness

Reliable energy supply is one of the key factors in the country’s socio-economic development, to ensure its energy security and improve the quality of life of its citizens. A clear understanding of the current and future demand for traditional and alternative energy sources is necessary to meet the projected demand for energy resources. The development of forecasting regional fuel and energy balances, which has been underway since 2021, could become a tool for implementing this approach. It could be one of the areas of Russia’s spatial development, by eliminating infrastructure limitations and reducing the level of inter-regional differentiation in the country’s socio-economic development. It is important to ensure that the statistical data and mathematical models used for the calculations are systematized and harmonized, including through information modelling. How do Russian regions assess energy opportunities and prospects, and is forecasting fuel and energy balances helpful? How can the fuel and energy sector be managed in a unified system of state strategic planning? What is the role of energy statistics, industry standardization and information modelling in managing the fuel and energy sector at federal and regional levels? Is it possible to optimize the processes of developing strategic documents in the field of energy both at the federal and regional levels, applying an inter-balance approach? Is it possible to develop common approaches to the organization of management in the fuel and energy sector that are applicable to all countries, including ASEAN and BRICS?

Moderator:
Andrey Klepach — Chief Economist, VEB.RF

Panellists:
Roman Berdnikov — First Deputy General Director, Member of the Management Board, RusHydro
Sergey Gustov — Chief Executive Officer, Gazprom Mezhregiongaz
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 Kulapin — General Director, Russian Energy Agency (REA) of the Ministry of Energy of Russia
Aisen Nikolaev — Head of Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
Nuki Agya Utama — Executive Director, ASEAN Centre for Energy


October 12, 2022,
11:00 –12:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall B

New Solutions for the Fuel and Energy Sector

National conference

Modernization of the Housing and Utilities Sector as a Means to Reduce the Energy and Carbon Intensity of the Russian Economy

In the housing and utilities sector, one of Russia’s largest energy consumers, energy saving and efficiency projects need to be implemented on a national scale. The construction and housing and utilities sector is responsible for about 21% of Russia’s carbon footprint, excluding indirect emissions resulting from the consumption of heat and electricity. The residential sector is also the second largest consumer of heat energy in Russia, with about 32% of all heat generated in the country used in district heating systems. At the same time, depreciation of fixed assets in municipal infrastructure exceeds 60%, and the housing and utilities sector requires complete modernization using modern energy-saving and safety-compliant equipment. What support can the government provide to help modernize the country’s housing and utilities sector? What mechanisms can be deployed to effectively implement public infrastructure modernization programmes? How can we improve the reliability of utility companies and reduce the resource intensity of public infrastructure? How can we best address the challenge of reducing the carbon intensity of the housing and utilities sector addressed in the current environment?

Приветственное слово:
Alexey Yeresko — Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation

Moderator:
Sergey Sivaev — Professor at the Faculty of Urban and Regional Development, National Research University Higher School of Economics

Panellists:
Irina Bulgakova — Head of the Housing and Utilities Commission of the Public Council of the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Alexander Vilesov — Deputy General Director for Commerce and Development, T Plus
Igor Voronin — Head of the Volzhsky Urban District of the Volgograd Region
Ekaterina Kvasha — Vice President, Head of the Energy Efficiency Center, Center for Strategic Research
Natalia Kuprina — Minister of Housing and Communal Services of the Sakhalin Region
Yury Paltusov — Deputy Minister of Housing and Communal Services of the Republic of Bashkortostan
Olga Serdyuk — Deputy General Director, Housing and Public Utilities Reform Support Fund


October 12, 2022,
11:00 –12:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall C

New Solutions for the Fuel and Energy Sector

Oil: Development Strategy

The Russian oil industry has long faced the problem of a deteriorating resource base. Current reserves are gradually being depleted and there are almost no major new discoveries. In the short term, this issue threatens to drive up costs and potentially reduce production because the resource base is no longer profitable. Against the backdrop of these “old” problems, new risks are also looming over the industry. An oil embargo on Russia threatens to curtail oil exports to Western countries as early as next year. What is needed to overcome the massive challenges facing the industry? What are the chances of changing the industry's resource base? Will the oil industry retain its current role in the Russian economy into the future? What are the industry's prospects in light of internal and external challenges?

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

Panellists:
Alexander Vedyakhin — First Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank
Denis Demin — Acting Director of the Directorate for Strategy, Innovation and Sustainable Development, Gazprom Neft
Natalya Komarova — Governor of Khanty‑Mansi Autonomous Area–Yugra
Sergey Kudryashov — General Director, Zarubezhneft
Evgeny Petrov (online) — Head, Federal Agency for Subsoil Use
Alexey Sazanov — State Secretary – Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation
Pavel Sorokin — First Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Dmitry Tetenkin — Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation

Front row participants:
Zhou Liqun — Chairman, Union of Chinese Entrepreneurs in Russia
Envarbik Fazelyanov — Leading Research Fellow, Department of Economic Research, Institute of Europe, Russian Academy of Sciences


October 12, 2022,
16:30 –17:45

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall A

New Solutions for the Fuel and Energy Sector

Strengthening Security and Counterterrorism for Fuel and Energy Facilities in the New Reality: Current Changes to Regulation and Practice

In June 2022, a set of wide-ranging amendments to the Law on the Security of Fuel and Energy Sector Facilities was passed, largely as a result of repeat joint appeals to authorities on the part of Russia’s major fuel and energy companies. In their appeals, the companies pointed to shortfalls in existing legislation and requested the opportunity to preserve the effective security systems based on cooperation with private security organizations that were already in place. The amendments to the Law on the Security of Fuel and Energy Sector Facilities are a logical and timely step in the development and improvement of legislation on security and counterterrorism measures for fuel and energy facilities, and offer a path to solving the most urgent concerns around legislative compliance that were identified in the period prior to the amendments. There is now greater clarity concerning the parties included in the list of organizations subject to protection for fuel and energy facilities, the right of private security organizations used by individual fuel and energy companies to protect facilities with a high hazard classification has been protected, and the risk of a significant increase in costs incurred by fuel and energy sector organizations protecting their facilities has been minimized. What is the current state of security and counterterrorism legislation for fuel and energy facilities? What are the paths to developing the legislation further, taking into account the current geopolitical situation?

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

Panellists:
Oleg Danilyuk — Director of the Security Department, RusHydro
Sergey Ivanov — Acting Rector, Institute of Continuous Education Top Managers and Specialists of Fuel and Power Industries
Alexander Kamyshnikov — Head of the Security Department, Rosseti
Anton Semeykin — Head, Department of Economic Security in the Fuel and Energy Complex, Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation
Vyacheslav Skvortsov — Vice President, Transneft
Yury Khamchichev — Head of Staff Department, Security Council of the Russian Federation


October 12, 2022,
16:30 –17:45

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall C

New Solutions for the Fuel and Energy Sector

Petrochemicals in Russia: Overcoming the Obstacles

In partnership with SIBUR

Average annual growth in demand for petrochemical products over the next 15 years is forecast at 4%. Russia’s share of the global petrochemical market remains small, amounting to less than 3% at the end of 2021. The implementation of the state support measures already adopted should pave the way for a number of world-class investment projects that will significantly increase the output of high-margin commodities. If all projects already announced are implemented, the production of high polymers should increase by 2.2–2.8 times by 2030 (compared with the figure for 2020). Nevertheless, the industry is now facing significant external pressure, which has significantly complicated the implementation not only of projects in their early stages, but also projects where active construction work is underway on site, and where key production equipment has already been purchased. The refusal of licensors to provide manufacturing technologies and of equipment manufacturers to supply their equipment, changes to logistics arrangements for shipments of essential resources and finished products, the de facto closure of the European sales market and the cessation of funding from financial institutions in unfriendly countries all present a serious challenge to the industry that cannot be overcome without state support. How will the global market for petrochemical products change in the medium and long term, and what is the outlook for further increasing export supplies of high polymers from Russia? What is the strategy of leading Russian petrochemical companies for overcoming the present challenges? What kind of support does the industry need from state institutions in order to implement all previously announced projects? How can the high level of dependence on technology, equipment and raw materials from unfriendly countries be overcome?

Moderator:
Denis Deryushkin — Deputy General Director – Head of Analytical Center, Russian Energy Agency of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation

Panellists:
Denis Borisov — Director of the Department for Analyzing the Efficiency of Preferential Tax Regimes, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation
Darya Borisova — Member of the Board – Managing Director for Development and Innovations, SIBUR
Anton Maximov — Director, Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis named after A.V. Topchiev of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Mikhail Nikulin — General Director, Gazpromneft – Industrial Innovations
Anton Rubtsov — Director of Oil Refining and Gas Complex Department, Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation

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


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, –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 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, –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 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,
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