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09:30–10:00. Registration of participants

10:00–12:00. Session 1. Extending the RES support program on the horizon until 2035: how to maintain a balance of interests?

Moderator
Vasily Zubakin, Head of the Department for Coordination of Energy Sales and Operational Activity, LUKOIL

Topics for discussion
  • Sector regulator opinions on the results of the support program: have the tasks been completed?
  • Is there a place for renewable energy in modernizing the Russian energy sector?
  • Will «green» equipment be an economic development driver?
  • Should we expect GDP growth, and who will pay for it, the federal budget or the consumer?
  • Is there any place left in the sector for new foreign investors?
Panelists
Oleg Barkin, Deputy Chairman of the Board, NP Market Council association
Alisher Kalanov, Head of Investment Division RES, RUSNANO Management Company
Alexander Korchagin, CEO, NovaWind
Mikhail Lisyansky, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Solar Systems
Simone Mori, Head of Europe and Euro-Mediterranean Affairs, Executive Vice President, Enel Group
George Rizhinashvili, Member of the Board, First Deputy Director General, RusHydro
Alexey Texler, First Deputy Minister, Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation
Alexander Chuvaev, Executive Vice President, Head of the Russia Division, CEO, Fortum Corporation
Igor Shakhrai, CEO, Hevel Group

12:00–12:30. Coffee break

12:30–13:00. RES – new energy time? Open dialogue with Anatoly Chubais, Chairman of the Board of RUSNANO Management Company

Moderator
Tatyana Mitrova, Director, Energy Center, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

One of Russia’s main renewable energy ideologists, Anatoly Chubais, will answer all the burning questions usually raised by traditional energy players and consumers during industry events as part of Vedomosti’s «The Future of Renewable Energy in Russia» conference:

  • How has renewable energy’s place in the power networks of developed countries been changing and how does Russia’s production balance look in this context?
  • How effective are solar plants in cold climates?
  • Where is the balance between cheap hydrocarbons and the development of modern energy sources?
  • Why will the initial cost of renewable energy in Russia decrease and under what conditions?

13:00–13:30. Press conference on establishing the Renewable Energy Development Association

Thanks to the state RES support program in Russia, a new high-tech energy sector has been created from scratch over the past several years. By 2024, 5 GW of solar and wind power stations will be built. In addition, thanks to the requirements for localizing equipment production, a new branch of high-tech power plant engineering is being formed, and the demand for educational programs and scientific research in this area is growing.

The investment potential for this sector of the economy is estimated at 1 trillion rubles. It already includes dozens of players, including major Russian and international power generation companies, leading global RES equipment manufacturers, and technology investors.
At present, there is an obvious need for an organization that would bring together renewable energy market participants to present a consolidated vision for developing renewable energy in a dialogue between government authorities and the industry.

Moderator
Tatyana Mitrova, Director, Energy Center, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

Press conference participants
Anatoly Chubais, Chairman of the Board of RUSNANO Management Company
Alexander Chuvaev, Executive Vice President, Head of the Russia Division, CEO, Fortum Corporation
Igor Shakhrai, CEO, Hevel Group

Topics for discussion
  • What is the difference between the new organization and existing industry associations?
  • Which companies have already joined the new association, and which will be invited to participate?
  • What joint initiatives will the association initially put forward?

13:30–14:30. Lunch

14:30–16:00. Session 2. Localizing equipment production for RES generating facilities: results achieved

Moderator
Alexey Zhikharev, Partner, Power Industry practice, VYGON Consulting

Topics for discussion
  • What prevents companies investing in the localization of production from a more active integration of their projects into the global equipment supply chain?
  • How can the potential for Russian RES equipment exports be realized while withstanding competition?
  • On which jurisdictions should Russian industrialists rely: from where to wait for demand?
  • Will sanctions prevent domestic producers from taking a meaningful place on the world stage?

Session speakers
Victor Garbev, Head of Sales for Eastern Europe, Siemens Gamesa
Alexander Gareev, Managing Director, Eurasian Development Bank
Alisher Kalanov, Head of Investment Division RES, RUSNANO Management Company
Roman Matkiwsky, Director, Energy and Infrastructure, Black Sea Trade and Development Bank
Mikhail Molchanov, CEO, Solar Systems
Igor Shakhrai, CEO, Hevel Group
Kimal Yusupov, CEO, Vestas Rus, Vestas Manufacturing

16:00–16:30. Coffee break

16:30–18:00. Session 3. Technologies that will allow RES to become cheaper: universal digitalization and a new energy structure

Digital technologies are being introduced by leaps and bounds into daily personal life and business processes. The annual amount of global investment in the digital transformation of energy systems is up to 50 billion US dollars. More than 30% of these costs are due to the pace of implementing RES generation. This segment will expand as the volume of «green» generation increases.

Moderator
Andrey Kulakov, Founder, Target Number Seven association

Session speakers
  • Technologies Contributing to Higher Share of RES in the Energy Mix
Alexey Zhikharev, Partner, Power Industry practice, VYGON Consulting

  • Technology Aspects of RES Integration into the Energy System
Fyodor Opadchy, Deputy Chairman of the Board, System Operator of the Unified Energy System

  • Assessing and Developing Digital Competencies in Russian Energy Companies
Tatyana Mitrova, Director, Energy Center, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

  • Industrial Energy Storage Systems
Petr Kropotin, deputy general director, Energozapas

18:00–19:00. Cocktail