A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions, congress, exhibitions, business, social and sporting, public, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, and helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 5000 people working in Russia and abroad. In addition, it works in close cooperation with 160 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 75 countries worldwide.

The Roscongress Foundation has Telegram channels in Russian (t.me/Roscongress), English (t.me/RoscongressDirect), and Spanish (t.me/RoscongressEsp). Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation: roscongress.org.

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Developing Renewable Energy Sources in Russia: Scaling Up and Exporting Technology
4 October 2017

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?

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