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 155 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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Modernization of Thermal Generation
5 October 2018

Despite the comprehensive nature of a prior programme to construct energy-generating facilities under capacity-delivery contracts, the ageing of the Russian power grid’s thermal generation complex remains a critical issue. A plan to deploy electric power facilities over a period up to 2035 calls for decisions on investments to be made with regards the high capacity of current thermal generation (thermal power plants and regional power stations), and questions to be answered regarding their modernization, or decommissioning and replacement. The most crucial challenge is implementing a fully-fledged market mechanism for such modernization within the shortest possible timeframe. What would be the ideal date for the first modernization projects to be launched? How can a balance best be struck between providing support to Russian power engineering and ensuring reliable operation of the energy system when determining localization requirements for reinstalled equipment at thermal power plants? What is the optimal guaranteed rate of return for investors? Is it advisable to maintain the authority of the Government Commission for the Development of Electric Power with regards the selection of projects according to a separate quota? What are the selection criteria, and how can a balance be found between the interests of the regions and consumers? What is the best way of redistributing quotas for modernizing equipment which were not allocated during competitive selection on the wholesale market?

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