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 – 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 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 126 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 69 countries worldwide.

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Igor Shakhray

Igor Shakhray

General Director, Hevel
Quotes
05.10.2018
Russian Energy Week 2018
Renewable Energy Sources in Russia: From the Wholesale Market to Supplying Energy to Isolated Regions
The international network holdings that work in the Russian Federation [...] are interested in [...] the consumption of a ‘green tariff’ [the cost of a kilowatt of electricity generated using RES] [...] A contract for the sale of electricity can be signed directly with a company that produces solar- or wind-based electricity
05.10.2018
Russian Energy Week 2018
Renewable Energy Sources in Russia: From the Wholesale Market to Supplying Energy to Isolated Regions
We are resolving the issue of the lack of stable electricity in [...] [isolated] areas [...] To solve this issue systematically, we need an adjustment to Government Resolution No. 1178 [...] which [...] regulates work on this market [...] The first adjustment [...] is that compensation from the conservation of diesel fuel should provide an investor with the opportunity to recoup investments [...] so that this compensation is not immediately taken by the government. Then there will be numerous investors in these territories [...] The second adjustment [...] is to extend the feasibility of returning investment during the payback period [...] This also applies to wind power and solar
05.10.2018
Russian Energy Week 2018
Renewable Energy Sources in Russia: From the Wholesale Market to Supplying Energy to Isolated Regions
In the Republic of Buryatia, there is a farmer to whom we supplied a hybrid unit. He has been using solar modules, a battery, and diesel there [...] for 6 months [...] With the support of the regional authorities, we can implement this system and resolve the [...] issue for agriculture in all regions that have a distributed network of farmers
05.10.2018
Russian Energy Week 2018
Renewable Energy Sources in Russia: From the Wholesale Market to Supplying Energy to Isolated Regions
Altai [...], the Far East, Siberia, Buryatia, Kalmykia, the Transbaikal, Kamchatka, Sakhalin, Primorye, Chukotka – almost all these areas have isolated territories without a constant source of electricity [...] Twenty million people are located beyond systemic power generation [...] Roughly RUB 100–150 billion are spent annually on deliveries to the north [...] and expenses on supplying fuel and electricity to these areas
03.10.2018
Russian Energy Week 2018
Unlocking Russia’s Potential in the Global Renewables Industry
We have a very austere cost reduction programme <...> we monitor every rouble <...> in order to transform our costs
03.10.2018
Russian Energy Week 2018
Unlocking Russia’s Potential in the Global Renewables Industry
We compete with companies with interest rates of 0.5% to 1%, sometimes they have totally free money <...> From standpoint of support in terms of raising capital, we need it badly