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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Hydropower: Avenues for Sustainable Development
5 October 2018

Hydropower facilities, with their high manoeuvrability and reserves of renewable energy resources, are one of the most important elements in the energy generation capacity of virtually any or all power systems. Having hydroelectric power plants and pumped-storage hydroelectric plants able to operate at daily load peak times, which also consume less energy during overnight dips (as is the case with pumped-storage hydroelectric plants), enable nuclear, thermal, solar, or wind power plants to operate most effectively and optimize the energy system’s operation as a whole. The criteria needed for sustainable development in the electricity sector are predicated on maximum efficiency in the use of non renewable primary energy resources and minimizing the environmental impact along the entire energy production chain. However, where there are significant advantages in using hydropower generation in electricity production, there are factors in play within Russia that slow down the implementation of measures to increase production of this vital form of fuel-free electricity. Are there sufficient grounds to talk about the sustainable development of hydroelectric projects in Russia? What barriers do hydroelectric companies come up against when attempting to implement projects at all stages of the life cycle? What evaluation tools meeting the project criteria for sustainable development are currently best practice? Can the achievement of these sustainable development goals in the domestic energy mix provide an additional impetus for growth in the consumption of hydraulic energy?

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