21 – 24 May 2019
ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Center,
St. Petersburg, Russia

Business program

3rd Russian International Energy Forum (RIEF-2015)

Draft Programme

As of 31 October 2014
The Program may be subject to changes

19 May 2015

11:00—12:50

Plenary Session with panel discussions: Russia's Role in the global energy community in current conditions: Victory or defeat?

Questions for discussion:

  • Initial summaries and perspectives for implementing development programme for a united energy system in Russia for 2014 - 2020;
  • Impact of the geopolitical situation on the global energy market;
  • Russia's situation on the international electricity market: Europe and Asia;
  • Development of Russia's international electricity market: Increased GDP - increased energy Consumption and capacity;
  • Stable and reliable energy supply;
  • Russian and foreign investors;
  • Government support of innovative investment, tariff policy;
  • Crimean energy resources. New possibilities;
  • Legislative support of the industry.

13:00 – 13:30

Opening ceremony
3rd Russian International Energy Forum and 22nd Specialised International Exhibition Energy Technology and Electrical Equipment

13:30 – 14:00

Tour of the 22nd International Specialised Exhibition Energy Technology and Electrical Equipment 

15:00 – 17:00

Business meeting with representatives from leading energy and analytical companies to discuss the attractiveness of investing in the sector

15:00 – 17:00

Round table "Energy Security for Crimea and Sevastopol. Summary and perspectives".

Questions for discussion:

  • Conclusions from the 2014 winter heating season. Resolved problems;
  • Condition of energy infrastructure in "remote territories". Modernisation and construction;
  • From Krasnodar Region to Crimea. New main lines for electricity transmission;
  • Programmes for supplying electricity and increasing energy efficiency to Crimea and Sevastopol;
  • Autonomous and renewable sources of energy - reserved energy balance on the Crimean peninsula;
  • Crimean energy infrastructure - a fertile field for investment.

20 May 2015

10:30 – 17:00

3rd Conference on Energy Supply and Increasing Energy Efficiency in the Regions

Questions for discussion:

  • Issues involving energy efficiency and energy conservation at the federal and regional levels: legislation, organisations, associations, energy efficient centres;
  • Energy efficient technology is the foundation; economic efficient regions;
  • Various paths to the same goal. Every region has its own peculiarities;
  • Experience of large energy companies in organising energy efficiency and energy conservation programmes;
  • Instruments for energy efficiency: -Energy audit, consulting, engineering:
    -Energy services
    -Systems for managing energy
    -Preparing specialists for the energy conservation industry.

11:00 – 13:00

Panel Discussion: Scientific and manufacturing resources for energy technology in Russia today: Evolution or revolution?

Questions for discussion:

  • Scientific and technical provision of Russia's energy industry at its current level. Russian traditions or foreign experience?;
  • Russia's high technology energy infrastructure: dream or reality?;
  • Modernisation or introduction of new capacity?;
  • Innovative and energy efficient technologies;
  • Import substitution;
  • Investment in development of scientific-technical potential, return on investment.

14:00 – 17:00

Seminar for subcontractors and suppliers on the energy market

14:00 – 16:00

Round table: Setting tariffs in the energy sector

Questions for discussion:

  • Tariff setting at the present;
  • Impact of the global political situation for setting tariffs in Russia;
  • State regulation of tariffs;
  • Legislative provision for setting tariffs;
  • Dependence of modernisation rate in the energy sector on growth rate of tariffs.

14:00 – 16:00

Round table: Perspectives for developing renewable energy in Russia

Questions for discussion:

  • Renewable energy is a necessary addition to traditional energy sources;
  • Scientific and technology provision of renewable energy at the current stage;
  • Legislative support for the development of renewable energy;
  • Role of renewable energy on the energy market and capacity;
  • Location of renewable energy generating facilities;
  • Problems of connecting renewable energy to the electricity grid;
  • Public and private investment into renewable energy development;
  • Additional support mechanisms for renewable energy;
  • Pilot programmes using renewable energy sources;
  • Systems for stimulating consumption of renewable energy sources;

21 May 2015

10:30 – 13:00

2nd Russian Energy Infrastructure Conference - Qualified Personnel

Questions for discussion:

  • High tech energy technology - highly skilled personnel;
  • Hungry for employees - the road to nowhere, specialists on the scene - accident free work;
  • Energy technology universities: education, science, links with manufacturing;
  • Professional middle tier – reliable electrical and thermal services;
  • New technologies - new knowledge. Retraining personnel - a need of our time.

10:30 – 17:00

2nd Conference: Energy from biomass: boilers and TPP bio-fuel production, pellets, briquettes, bio-gas production in Russia and around the world

Questions for discussion:

  • Perspectives for development and use of bio-fuel in Russia;
  • Bio-energy in federal and regional legislation;
  • Scientific and technical production of bio-energy;
  • Role of bio-energy in fulfilling federal programmes for increasing energy efficiency and energy conservation;
  • Bio-energy in regional programmes for regional development;
  • Investment in bio-energy: federal, regional and private;
  • Producing bio-energy: equipment, technology;
  • International experience in manufacturing and using bio-fuel.

11:00 – 13:00

Conference: Innovation in Generation: Instruments, Opportunities, Mechanisms

Questions for discussion:

  • Development of a general strategy and rules for modernising Russia's generating capacity - the direct road to reconstructing the industry;
  • Innovative solutions in scientific and technical support - the key resource for modernisation;
  • What to choose: Withdrawal of inefficient capabilities or modernisation of equipment?;
  • Construction of new high-technology facilities - a contemporary need;
  • Investment in generating capacity and mechanisms for a return on investment;
  • Significance of the market on electricity and heat in resolving issues with modernisation of generating capacity.

14:00 – 16:00

Conference: Distribution networks: Providing reliably and high quality supply of electricity

Questions for discussion:

  • Quality and reliability of electricity supply - the pledge made for the implementation of regional development programmes;
  • Smart Energy System - the basis for sustainable and innovative development of transmission and distribution of electrical networks in Russia;
  • Mechanisms for stimulating increased reliability and quality services for consumers;
  • Legislative support, connection contracts, tariff policy;
  • Public and private investment, mechanisms for returns on investments;
  • The electricity market - stimulating development of Russia's electricity infrastructure.

14:00 – 16:00

Round table: Youth policy at energy companies

16:00 – 19:00

Excursion of St. Petersburg enterprises (to be confirmed) 

 

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