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Russian Energy Week 2017 International Forum

3-6 October 2017
Moscow, Russia
List of sessions
Будущее электроэнергетики: как изменятся энергосистемы и потребители энергии?
4 October 2017 09:30
The Future of the Electricity Industry: How Power Systems and Consumers Are Set to Change
Experts predict that global demand for electricity will increase by 25–30% in the next 20–30 years. The main sources of growth in demand will be residential and commercial properties, as well as industry and transport. Geographically speaking, India and Africa are set to see the fastest growth rates, whereas in OECD countries demand is expected to remain stable due to the development of the digital economy and improvements in energy efficiency, which is counterbalancing electrification. Nonetheless, the accuracy of these predictions remains in doubt due to a large number of uncertainties. Discussions are ongoing with respect to how rapidly electric car use will spread and new technologies for storing and transmitting energy will be implemented; how competitive generation from renewables will be once state subsidies from European countries come to an end; and how quickly environmental standards for energy companies will be toughened. How are different countries realizing their energy strategies in order to ensure energy security in these new times? What steps must Russia take to maintain its existing competitive advantages and leading positions in energy resource and technology markets? How will electricity demand and consumption change over the next 30 years? Breakthrough technologies in electricity: can we expect a ‘black swan’? Stimulating innovation in electricity: whose job is it? How is Russia’s power supply system set to change?
Мировые нефтегазохимические рынки: возможности для России
4 October 2017 09:30
The Global Gas and Petrochemical Markets: Opportunities for Russia
The global gas and petrochemistry industry is growing at a rate consistently above world GDP. The sector is generating a stream of innovation which is transforming the outlook of the entire economy, increasing demand for the output of related industries, and creating new jobs and opportunities for processing companies. In Russia, the intensive development of petrochemistry has offered a response to the issue of import substitution and helped to launch new kinds of products on international markets. Furthermore, major industry projects have provided a platform for economic development in various regions of the country, including Eastern Siberia and the Russian Far East. At the same time, the global gas and petrochemicals sector is facing new challenges. The surplus in global capacity at a time of slowing economic growth and tougher environmental requirements is causing the markets for petrochemical products to remain volatile, with access to new markets limited by creeping protectionism. What trends will determine the development of the gas and petrochemicals sector over the next 30 years? How can Russian gas and petrochemicals companies ensure that their products remain competitive in key markets? What reserves do Russian manufacturers have for cutting costs: geographically diversifying sales, digitization, R&D, developing new advanced materials, other measures?
Российско-европейское сотрудничество: путь к глобальному росту энергоэффективности
4 October 2017 11:00
Russian–European Cooperation: The Path to Global Improvements in Energy Efficiency
Experts view energy efficiency as an important priority in global energy policy. Energy security and environmental safety, combatting climate change and ensuring access to energy all depend on it. However, despite energy saving measures adopted in recent decades, some 70% of global energy consumption still pays no attention to energy efficiency. Changes in the global energy situation — primarily the drastic drop in prices for traditional energy sources and the US’ exit from the Paris agreement — raise doubts over the global community’s resolve in optimizing energy consumption in the near future. In this regard, cooperation between the leading economies of the Old World — Russia and the EU member states — on effective energy use and ensuring a switch to green energy is particularly important. What are the fundamental issues in this cooperation and which tools are best? What are the barriers for this cooperation: how significant are they and how can they be overcome? What role should business play? Which energy efficiency technologies will be most in demand and how can integration between Russia and the EU be achieved in the field of technology? What are the perspectives of energy sector modernization in Russia? What kind of technological strong points may become its basis?
Роль и перспективы развития атомной энергетики в мировом энергобалансе
4 October 2017 11:00
The Role and Potential Development of Nuclear Energy in the Global Energy Mix
Current trends in the development of the world economy are focused on creating a new energy system that will entail a shift towards a careful and responsible approach to consuming the Earth’s resources through balancing technological development and preserving the natural environment. Building this low-carbon future will be impossible without developing nuclear power, one of the key components of green energy, a point that was particularly focused on during the Paris Climate Change Conference in 2015. Currently, only 30% of global energy is low-carbon energy, and 11% of this comes from nuclear power plants. How are specific countries and companies investigating options for achieving the optimal energy mix of the future, including through a combination of nuclear power and renewable energy sources? What environment needs to be created and what kind of efforts need to be made in order to develop nuclear energy, which could include the use of international cooperation mechanisms? Which aspects of developing nuclear energy require particular attention when launching and implementing a nuclear programme for long-term sustainable development?
Будущее угольной отрасли в условиях новой климатической повестки
4 October 2017 11:00
The Future of the Coal Industry against the Background of a New Climate Agenda
Tougher environmental requirements and an expected reduction in coal’s contribution to electricity generation on the European and Asian markets have become substantial challenges for everyone involved in the coal industry. In response to these new challenges, coal producers are actively implementing more environmentally friendly technologies, attempting to occupy new product niches, and increasing product quality. Technologies for generating electricity and chemicalizing coal are being improved. The Russian coal industry is continuing to restructure itself, create new coal extraction centres in the east of the country, and develop rail and port infrastructure to better support exports. At the same time, the growth of inter-fuel competition and market volatility is reducing the effectiveness of industry forecasts. Is the accessibility of coal, coupled with the development of clean energy and chemical technologies, enough to maintain demand for coal in future? With its lower cost in comparison to other fuels, does coal provide more opportunities to alleviate the problems of energy poverty in countries with an energy deficit? What share of coal in the fuel mix can be considered environmentally sustainable at present levels of industrial development?
Поиск нового баланса на рынке нефти
4 October 2017 11:15
Finding a New Balance on the Oil Market
Since oil prices fell in 2014, global producers have found themselves at a crossroads: should they help to balance the oil market by voluntarily limiting production, or continue to compete for market share, taking advantage of the exit of producers with high production costs? A number of countries, including both members and non-members of OPEC, have chosen the first option, and, as a result of voluntary limits on production, have succeeded in temporarily stabilizing prices. Other countries, which again include both members and non-members of OPEC, have taken advantage of the situation to expand into markets that are now less populated. Market unease is being contributed to by growing competition in the use of new production technologies and in energy consumption, which in the long term could significantly alter the energy balance and the configuration of the oil market. What are the strategic consequences of tactics chosen in the face of the oil market surplus? What influence is oil market competition having on the spread of alternative energy sources and technologies; in particular, electric vehicles? What mechanisms for regulating the oil market — cartel agreements, sanctions, or international cooperation — demonstrate the greatest potential? What approach should oil market participants adhere to in order to make maximum use of their existing competitive advantages in production costs, geography, or infrastructure? Which is more important in the long term — the market or prices?
Энергия для глобального роста
4 October 2017 13:00
Energy for Global Growth
An address by President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin
Внешняя энергетическая политика России
4 October 2017 15:00
Russia’s Foreign Energy Policy
Foreign energy policy is a key strategic priority for the Russian Federation. Its efforts in this area are not only helping to forge mutually beneficial trade links, but also ensuring energy security for the country and its partners. The implementation of international projects is strengthening the position of Russian companies in markets of interest, and raising the general level of competitiveness in the Russian energy industry. Furthermore, international cooperation in energy is helping to address current challenges in economic policy: • Creating common energy markets within the Eurasian Economic Union • Establishing the legal and political conditions in Europe for the smooth transit of Russian energy resources • Developing transport infrastructure, reducing transit risks, and ensuring the competitiveness of Russian fuels • Improving the efficiency of economic integration with countries in the Asia-Pacific region and increasing the supply of energy resources to growing Asian markets • Promoting Russian interests in the outcomes of high-level multilateral events Issues for discussion: • The globalization of markets and ‘globally responsible’ energy policy — mutual influence and problems? • Foreign energy policy as a system of long-term priorities and actions. The need to coordinate efforts to ensure predictability in global energy development. • Russian foreign energy policy in a new environment: traditional and new directions. • Alternative views of Russia’s role in global energy. New drivers behind traditional areas of foreign energy policy. • Cooperation between Russian and foreign energy companies — what are the new roles and mutually beneficial prospects? • The priority of economic viability in a time of sanctions. Attempting to work with foreign partners to adapt to negative conditions. • Cooperation at the level of international organizations — positioning Russia and its potential contribution to a sustainable energy future? • The role of old (OPEC, IEA) and new (IRENA, GECF) international organizations in the energy sector. Increasing the role of multilateral cooperation formats.
Развитие ВИЭ в России: рост масштабов и экспорт технологий
4 October 2017 15:00
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?
Открытое заседание наблюдательного совета государственной корпорации — Фонда ЖКХ
4 October 2017 15:00
Open Session of the Housing Reform Assistance Fund Supervisory Council
The Housing Reform Assistance Fund engages with the challenges of providing state support to resettle citizens from emergency housing, modernize communal infrastructure, implement energy-efficient technologies, and improve energy conservation in the housing and utilities sector, including by carrying out major repairs on apartment buildings. However, its period of operations is drawing to a close. Continuing to engage with these challenges in the long term, while taking into account the need to attract private funding to meet the goals of modernizing the housing and utilities sector as a whole, is at the heart of the present-day agenda for the sector and everyone involved in it. What has the Housing Reform Assistance Fund achieved in terms of developing the sector? What successes have been seen so far? Does the sector require continued state support? Who will implement this, and how? Is it important to create a separate development institute for the housing and utilities sector? What tools should be used to ensure the continued development of the sector? How can the investment climate in the sector be improved and private capital attracted to address these fundamental problems? During this open session, the Housing Reform Assistance Fund Supervisory Council plans to discuss the basic outcomes of the Fund’s efforts to engage with the challenges described, together with proposals from expert working groups on improving the investment climate in the Russian housing and utilities sector between 2018 and 2025, and to devise approaches and proposals for further development in the sector.
Цифровая трансформация электроэнергетики России
5 October 2017 09:00
The Digital Transformation of Russian Electricity
Building a digital economy is one of the key strategic challenges faced by the President and Government of the Russian Federation today. A major focus is the question of how issues and aspects of digitizing the national economy can be rethought on a sector-by-sector basis. Data and the information that can be gleaned from it must be considered as an independent factor in production that can influence performance, labour productivity, and the reliability and security of energy supplies. The most significant challenge facing the electricity sector is increasing the reliability and performance of Russia’s power grid by introducing risk-oriented management. Digital technologies are making it possible to optimize the way that limited resources are used, and to secure an improvement in energy supply reliability indicators while maintaining current cost levels. Digitization is creating an opportunity to review how sectoral reports are compiled and presented and to automate oversight procedures, reducing the burden on business. The Russian Ministry of Energy is setting out its vision for the digitization of the electricity sector. Groups of experts are developing a targeted vision for the future of electricity, discussing the latest issues in the digitization programme, evaluating steps already taken to develop individual aspects of the digital transformation, and setting out plans to develop and validate industry-specific products and solutions created within this new technological paradigm. The results of their work will be presented for discussion. Among those contributing their opinion to the wider discussion of these materials will be heads of ministries and agencies responsible for implementing the ‘Digital Economy’ programme, and representatives from technology companies and development institutes, as well as other Russian Energy Week participants.
Международный саммит мэров по энергоэффективности и устойчивому развитию городов
5 October 2017 09:30
International Mayors’ Summit on Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Growth in Cities
As a follow-up to the Moscow Mayors’ Meeting in 2016 and as part of the international Clean Energy Ministerial initiative, the Mayors’ Summit on Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Growth in Cities 2017 will be held. The session will include a discussion of international initiatives in the areas of energy-efficient lighting, implementing projects to demonstrate the application of renewable energy, and increasing energy efficiency in buildings and transport, as well as a large-scale Russian project from the Agency for Strategic Initiatives and the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation. The programme for the Summit includes the signing of a cooperation agreement between Russian cities and international organizations, as well as a presentation on a pilot research project to benchmark cities according to energy efficiency and sustainable development.
Доступные сети: проекты, опыт, актуальные вопросы
5 October 2017 10:00
Available Networks: Projects, Experience, Current Issues
A factor for national and international rating agencies examining the investment attractiveness of the Russian Federation (both as a whole and regionally) is the connection of electricity consumers’ power receivers to electrical grids. The main criteria for determining accessibility to the power grid are the time, money and the number of steps required to be connected. Reaching high accessibility requires the direct involvement of all parties concerned. This year, the preliminary results of a five-year project (2013–2017) by Rosseti Group focused on the long term development of the power grid and technological connection will be shared at the Forum. Current issues related to the electric grid sector will come under discussion, in particular concerning connection services (connecting preferential consumers, shortfalls in revenue, regulating relationships with third parties), the importance of an accessible power grid infrastructure (priority development of power grids), and important matters concerning the formulation of plans and programmes to develop the power sector in the Russian regions.
Развивая биржевую торговлю российской нефтью
5 October 2017 10:00
Developing Exchange Trading in Russian Oil
The customary pricing mechanism for oil, which is based on the use of existing price benchmarks as a method for determining fair market price, has recently come under fire amid a significant reduction in oil recovery from fields which form the physical basis for the best-known pricing benchmark. Pricing must be improved by establishing new benchmarks based on oil streams which are more stable from the point of view of production volumes and qualitative characteristics. Establishing benchmarks through direct quotation will help to establish prices with greater precision. Russia is following this trend itself. In November 2016, trading in deliverable futures based on Urals oil was launched at the Russian Commodities and Raw Materials Exchange. These are accessible today to all major Russian oil companies and key Russian brokers, who are being joined by non-resident companies: oil traders and financial institutions. How can this project be further developed? What impact could developing exchange trading in Urals oil have on the Russian economy?
ТЭК России: национальные интересы и глобальные тренды
5 October 2017 10:00
The Russian Fuel and Energy Industry: National Interests and Global Trends
Developments in technology are making the international energy sector ever more global in nature, and energy ever more accessible. At the same time, the climate agenda is aimed at minimizing any negative impact on the environment. Every country is participating in this process in its own way, as it simultaneously develops and implements new technologies. This is resulting in changes to the global energy balance, demand for energy resources and technologies, and the structure of the economy. For Russia, as for other countries, questions regarding the optimal strategy for development of the fuel and energy industry under these new conditions are becoming increasingly urgent. What does the future have in store for the cornerstone of present-day energy — hydrocarbons? What are the prospects for the cleanest of the hydrocarbons — gas? Is it the fuel of the future, or is its potential limited by competition with renewable energy sources? How can we best use the potential of hydrocarbons for developing the national and global economies? How can investment into energy be attracted in uncertain times? Where is the investor’s attention focused? How can a balance be struck between investment profitability and energy security in the global economy and the economies of individual states?