First ‘Russian Energy Week’ Energy Efficiency and Energy Development International Forum

editor, 03 October 2017

The first ‘Russian Energy Week’ Energy Efficiency and Energy Development International Forum was held in Moscow and St. Petersburg on 3–7 October 2017 at the Central Exhibition Hall ‘Manege’ and ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The goal of the event is to discuss the current global energy agenda, identify areas for the development of the main sectors of the fuel and energy industry, and search for optimal solutions to respond to existing challenges.

Panel discussion Developing Renewable Energy Sources in Russia: Scaling Up and Exporting Technology

Thanks to a systematic state policy and the active approach taken by leading companies, domestic renewable energy development is gaining momentum with every passing year. The number of new renewable energy facilities being commissioned is increasing, and these are smoothly taking their place in the national power grid and in isolated energy regions. New domestic technologies are being developed. Photovoltaic cells based on advanced Russian heterostructure technology have entered production this year. A number of major players have now entered the wind power sector, and have announced their intentions to localize high-tech manufacturing in Russia. International cooperation in science and technology is expanding rapidly, enabling the development of Russian renewable energy technologies that are in demand both at home and abroad. As a result, Russian renewable energy players are announcing plans to enter export markets.

The Russian renewables sector as a whole is transitioning to a new phase of development. What position in Russia’s energy mix will renewable sources occupy after 2024 and in the longer-term strategic perspective? What are the factors influencing the development of renewables in different sectors: on the wholesale and retail electricity and power markets, in distributed generation, and at the household level? In what areas should efforts be concentrated to achieve integrated development in the renewables sector, and how can state support for the sector be transformed accordingly? What practical steps must be taken to ensure the continued development of Russian technologies and the export of solutions based on them? Who could become an ally of Russian scientific and technological centres and manufacturers of equipment for sale on the European, Asian, and American markets?

Moderator:Georgiy Kekelidze — Chairman of the Board, Association for Renewable Energy «EUROSOLAR Russia»


  • Alexey Texler — First Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
  • Adnan Amin — Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
  • Anatoliy Chubais — Chairman of the Executive Board, RUSNANO Corporation
  • Igor Shakhray — General Director, Hevel
  • Annegret Lewak — Sales Director Central, East and North Europe, Meyer Burger Technology AG
  • Alexander Korchagin - General Director of JSC “NovaWind”, The State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM
  • Alexander Chuvaev — Executive Vice President, Head of the Russia Division, Fortum Corporation
  • Roberto Deambrogio — Head of Europe and North Africa, Enel S.p.A
  • Aleksey Kaplun — Director of Prospective Development Department, RusHydro
  • Charles Hendry — Minister of State for Energy (Department for Energy & Climate Change) of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (2010–2012)
  • Klaus Thiessen — Creator, Technopark Berlin Adlershof

Source:Eurosolar Russia


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