The international forum "Renewable energy for regional development" brings together Russian and foreign market participants, representatives of relevant ministries and departments, regional and local administrations, the scientific community and financial organizations developing projects in the field of renewable energy.

Developing renewable energy
developing regions

Today, the retail market of renewable energy in Russia starts to grow rapidly. To the previously implemented projects in isolated energy regions of the Far East new projects in other regions of the country are being added. A system of support for energy supply projects for consumers on the basis of RES, at the regional level and in terms of the development of microgeneration, is being formed. The potential for further development of RES projects in retail markets, including remote and isolated areas, is obvious.

  • What additional measures should be taken to support the implementation of RES projects on retail markets?
  • How can we use the international experience in the development of renewable energy projects?
  • What technological solutions are needed in different regions of the country?
  • What promising technologies based on renewable energy sources can be used for power supply of consumers in the near future?
  • What funding options are available?
  • The forum participants will try to answer these and many other questions during round tables and panel discussions.

The international forum "Renewable energy for regional development" is held jointly with the international exhibition "RENWEX 2019 Renewable energy & Electric Vehicle", during which advanced technologies and solutions in the field of construction and operation of energy facilities using RES will be demonstrated.

The forum will allow market participants to establish new business contacts, exchange of experience and relevant information on available support tools, technical solutions and initiatives in the field of alternative energy development and to develop new projects.

Organizing Committee

  • Alexey Kaplun
  • George Kekelidze
  • Sergey Yatsenya
  • Christoph Urbschat
  • Dina Yatskova
  • Alexander Sidorov


The venue of the Forum: Plenary session on 18th June 2019 – Blue hall, Pavilion No. 2, all the other activities of the Forum on 18th - 20th June 2019 in two halls of the second tier of the Pavilion №3.

Registration of participants. The opening ceremony of the exhibition and the forum.9.30 – 10.30
Grand opening of the exhibition and Forum.10.30 – 11.00
Blue hall, Pavilion No. 211.00 – 13.00

Renewable energy: global trends and new opportunities

Moderator: George Kekelidze, The Chairman of the Board of the Association for Renewable Energy «EUROSOLAR Russia»

In recent years, Russia is implementing a consistent policy of development of renewable energy sources (RES). The Russian Federation became a member of the International renewable energy Agency (IRENA). There is a program to support renewable energy under contracts for the provision of capacity, under which projects are implemented in the wholesale electricity market. Due to the prevailing competition on the market of renewable energy in recent years, there was a success with regard to a significantly reduce the average value of the planned capital costs for 1 kW installed capacity projects. At the same time, the retail market of renewable energy in Russia starts to grow rapidly. To the previously implemented projects in isolated energy-regions of the Far East new projects in other regions of the country are being added. A system of support for energy supply projects for consumers on the basis of RES, at the regional level and in terms of the development of microgeneration, is being formed. There is a clear potential for further development of renewable energy projects on the retail markets, including remote and isolated areas. Along with the task solution of increase of reliability of energy supply in isolated areas, the priority of renewable energy development in Russia is the development of advanced technologies and competencies with the further export of high-tech products. What additional measures should be taken to support the implementation of RES projects on retail markets? How can we use the international experience in the development of renewable energy projects? What technological solutions are needed in different regions of the country? What promising technologies based on renewable energy sources can be used for power supply of consumers in the near future? What funding options are available?


  • Sergey Esyakov, 1st Deputy Chairman of the energy Committee of the State Duma
  • Yury Stankevich, Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Energy Policy and Energy Efficiency, RSPP (Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs)
  • Roland Roesch, Deputy Director, IRENA Innovation and Technology Center (IITC)
  • Ulrich Benterbusch, Head of Department, Federal Ministry For Economic Affairs and Energy of Germanyor energy and climate policy, Federal Foreign Office, Germany
  • Kristina Haverkamp, Managing Director, German Energy Agency (dena)

Lunch13.00 – 14.00
Panel discussion14.00 – 15.30

Hall 1. The use of renewable energy sources in the regions: best technologies and projects

Moderator: Dmitry Stapran, Head of Project, Strategy and Operations, Energy Sector, PwC Russia

The specificity of the region determines the possibility of using renewable energy. At the same time, an increasing number of projects RES are aimed at solving specific regional/local problems. What share do RES occupy in the total amount of electricity, what are the prospects for their use? How can the regional administrations use the opportunities of renewable energy? What technologies are being used in the implementation of projects in the regions? What technologies will help RES to make a new breakthrough? Can energy storage technologies become such technologies? What is remarkable about the sector of renewable energy in Russia for different companies? What could be done in this sector and what are the main difficulties?


  • Emi Komai, Executive Director, KomaiHalteck Inc
  • Yuri Mirchevskiy, JSC Peredvizhnaya Energetika
  • Gunnar Haglund, Counselor, Embassy of Sweden in Russia
  • Anna Lvova, Director of the Department of International Communications and Information, International Investment Bank
  • Nikolay Popov, General Director, Hevel Retail
  • Vladimir Fomichev, Director General, NPF Energy
  • Vladimir Nikolaev, Director General, Atmograf
  • Nikolay Driga, Technical Director, OOO Svoya Energia
  • Maria Nevolina, Executive Director of the Association of Small Power Engineering

Hall 2. Regulatory control: Localization of production of renewable energy components: experience and prospects for further development

Moderator: Mihail Tykuchinskiy, Director of Development at Energy Efficiency Cluster, Skolkovo Foundation

Compared to the development of RES projects in the wholesale zones of electricity market in the Russian Federation, the system of support for the implementation of RES projects on retail markets has begun to form only recently. Legislations being developed to support both - retail projects in wholesale zones and in isolated and remote areas. Microgeneration based on RES is developing. What main trends for the market are to expect in the Russian norm-setting in the near future? Can Russia use the experience of developing the legal framework of European countries, or it is necessary to take into account its own specifics? Russia is implementing a programme to localize the production of renewable energy components. What are its preliminary results? Is there sufficient state support for investors localizing RES equipment? How high is the limit of the degree of localization and are there any trends for its revision?


  • Oleg Tokarev, Deputy Director, Ministry of Industry and Trade
  • Sergey Anfimov, NP “Sovjet Rynka"
  • Mahmud Burikhanov, Managing Director, RUSNANO
  • Egor Grinkevich, Deputy Director-General, JSC NovaWind
  • Dmitry Smolin, Director for cooperation with authorities, Vestas
  • Peter Antonov, Chief engineer, JSC «STC UPS» (Scientific and Technical Center of Unified Power System)
  • Anatoly Shevchenko, Represantative of ECM Greentech in Kazachstan
  • Mikhail Kolesnokov, Vice-President "OPORA RUSSIA"
  • Alexey Gribanov, Technical Director, OOO Bipron
  • Sascha Ackermann, Department Wind Turbines, TÜV SÜD Industrie Service GmbH

Coffee-break15.30 – 16.00
Panel discussion16.00 – 17.30

Hall 1. Practical cooperation of German and Russian companies on creation of new RES generation facilities in the regions - implementation of the project "Enabling PV in Russia"

Moderator: Christoph Urbschat, eclareon GmbH (Germany). Ekaterina Galitsyna Head of representative office of KfW banking group in Russia

Salutatory word: Ulrich Benterbusch, Head of Department, Federal Ministry For Economic Affairs and Energy of Germany.

Eclareon and the Association for Renewable Energy «EUROSOLAR Russia», in partnership with member companies of the German Solar Energy Association "BSW-Solar" provide ready-made RE solutions for the creation of small projects for renewable energy generation in the regions. The German Energy Agency (dena) supports German companies entering the Russian market for decentralized renewable energy projects. Growth and development of commercial consumers, project owners and usage of various technologies are creating preconditions for formation of a new market for independent projects. How to create a German-Russian consortium to launch a solar project? What are the possibilities of attracting project holders and investors to initiate regional renewable energy projects in Russian regions? What options for financing such projects do the banks offer? What are the requirements for their lending?


  • Kirill Semenov, Deputy Chairman of the management Board, Member of the Board, MSP Bank
  • Dr. Roman Brinzanik, Director New Markets, KRAFTWERK RPS
  • Olga Ukhanova, Development Corporation of Ulianovsk Region
  • Tobias Merkel, Managing Director, Solar23 GmbH
  • Ildar Shakhmaev, Deputy Minister of industry of the Republic of Bashkortostan
  • Evgeny Golub, Mayor of the City Tikhoretsk, Krasnodar Region

Hall 2. The digitalization of modern energy: from local solutions to transformation of the whole industry

Moderator: Yury Stankevich, Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Energy Policy and Energy Efficiency, RSPP

The development of global energy is increasingly sensitive to new technological trends. The level of implementation of digital solutions in fuel and energy companies is becoming one of the determining factors of their competitiveness on the global stage. Today, all major Russian fuel and energy companies are actively involved in the technology race and are already demonstrating the first results of pilot projects. However, current work is only the first local step in the digital transformation of the Russian energy sector. The transition of the entire industry to digital rails requires a fundamentally new approach to the creation and implementation of intellectual solutions. What challenges and opportunities does the digitalization of energy offer? How to ensure a systemic effect at the level of the entire energy industry from implementation of digital solutions by individual companies? Do we need a common digital space, and if so, who are its key actors? What is the role of the state in the digitalization of energy sector? How to synchronize the vision of digitalization among different representatives of the industry?


  • Mikhail Andronov, President, OOO “RUSENERGOSBYT”
  • Anton Vivchar, project Manager PJSC «MosEnergo»
  • Dmitry Vologzhanin, Director of the Association «Sovet Proizvoditelej Energii»
  • Alexander Kurdin, Head of Research, Department of Energy and Utilities, Analytical Center under the Government of the Russian Federation
  • Michail Nasibulin, Director of the Department of Coordination and Implementation of digital economy projects, Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation
  • Evgenyj Olkhovich, Deputy General Director, PJSC “Rosseti”
  • Dmitry Stapran, Head of Project, Strategy and Operations, Energy Sector, PwC Russia
  • Vladimir Rebrov, Independent expert in the field of digital converter technology and distributed systems based on it

Congress-center, Hall «Glass dome», 3rd floor16.00 – 18.00

Extended meeting of the Expert Council on scientific research-technological development and intellectual property Committee on education and science of the State Duma of the Russian Federation

Global agenda: Human resources for the field of RES

Panel discussion10.00 – 11.30

Hall 1. International experience of RES development: what is "good" and what is "bad"

Moderator: Vyacheslav Mishchenko, Executive Director, SKOLKOVO Energy Centre - Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

What RES are common in European countries and why, what share do they occupy in the total, what are the prospects? What mechanisms does the state use to support RES, and how strong is the strategic vision of the state and the regulator in this matter? How do consumers of RES in Europe assess their experience? What of the European renewable energy market model can be an example of good practice, and what needs to be changed?


  • Roland Roesch, Deputy Director, IRENA Innovation and Technology Center (IITC)
  • Kaori Nakajima, General Manager, Mitsui & Co., Ltd
  • Ernesto Ferlenghi, Chairman of the Energy Section, Association of European Businesses President, Confindustria Russia
  • Christoph Urbschat, Managing Partner, eclareon GmbH
  • Victor Balyberdin, SKM Market Predictor AS
  • Svetlana Nikiforova, Trade Promotion Agency of Andalusia
  • Vladimir Sidorovich, Director, Information and Analytical Center “Novaya Energetika”
  • Alexander Ginzburg, Institute of Atmospheric Physics RAS, Foundation “Development and Environment”

Hall 2. Biofuels and biomass: efficiency of raw materials processing and modern solutions in waste recycling

Moderator: Alexey Ablaev, President, Russian Biofuels Association

Biofuels have been known to mankind since time immemorial and are still present in the structure of consumption: the raw materials of the first generation are wood and crops with a high content of fats, starch, sugars. 54-60% of biofuels are its traditional forms: firewood, plant residues and dried manure for heating homes and cooking. They are used by 38% of the world's population. The ability of biofuels to serve as a primary source of energy depends on their energy profitability. Often, the profitability of biofuels strongly loses the profitability of hydrocarbon energy. However, for many years, scientists have been trying to commercialize the production of biofuels of the second and third generation, dreaming to solve the problem of ecology, which is acute when using fossil fuels. A real breakthrough for humanity in this area would be the processing of household waste into high-class energy. But how realistic is this? What is the current global market for biofuels and what are the prospects for its development on the Russian market? Can biofuels become an alternative to hydrocarbons and electric transport? Can they really be considered as harmless to the environment? What modern technologies make it possible to obtain biofuels from domestic and industrial waste?


  • Sergey Kulikov, Deputy General Director, OOO "Novye technologii"
  • Sergei Zharenkov, OOO "Zeppelin PS Rus"
  • Ivan Egorov, partner, commercial Director, LANDCO SA/ OOO AgroBioTech
  • Grigory Yulkin, Director of Strategic Planning and Partnership Department, ISEDC
  • Sergey Dayman, Executive Director, Head of Services in the Field of ECO Technologies and Sustainable Development in Russia, EY
  • Vladimir Novikov, Deputy General Director for Development, OOO Khartiya
  • Alexander Pankratov, Deputy General Director, of "OOO Greenenergo"

Coffee-break11.30 – 12.00
Panel discussion12.00 – 13.30

Hall 1. Promising technologies for power supply systems in remote and isolated power systems

Moderator: Alexey Kaplun, Member of the Board of the Association for Renewable Energy «EUROSOLAR Russia»

The experience in the implementation of energy supply projects in isolated areas using RES in different climatic conditions shows the need to use appropriate technologies to ensure reliable and safe energy supply to consumers. What are the requirements for such technologies? To what extent are the existing support measures for such technologies and projects sufficient for the systematic implementation of projects?


  • Vladimir Masolov, CEO, VDM-tekhnika LLC
  • Mikhail Akim, Vice-President, ABB
  • Yuri Vasiliev, Executive Director, Institute of Arctic technologies, MFTI
  • Victor Murzyntsev, Executive Director, JSC Juzhnye electricheskie seti Kamchatki
  • Dmitry Capko, Director of business development, Neosun Energy Rus LLC
  • Sergey Gribkov, Academician of RIA
  • Victor Yelistratov, Chairman of the scientific Council for RES problems, St. Petersburg Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Mikhail Konish`ev, General Director, VTR Engineering
  • Alexey Skorobatyuk, OOO Novyj Poljus

Hall 2. Swiss experience: organization of financing of innovative applied R&Ds for development of renewable energy

Moderators: Alexander Sigov, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, President of the Russian Technoligical University “MIREA”. George Kekelidze, The Chairman of the Board of the Association for Renewable Energy «EUROSOLAR Russia».

Russian-Swiss cooperation in the field of RES is based on two important factors:
a) The existence of a mechanism for rapid joint development of R&D, supported by the leading research centers of the two countries and industrial partners of both large and small businesses;
b) The development of bilateral financing mechanisms for R&D. What are the best practices of financing and implementing innovative applied R&D in the field of RES?
What conditions should the projects for regional development of renewable energy match for successful creation of a consortium and obtaining financing?


  • Evgeniy Terukov, Professor, Deputy Director, R&D Center TFTE (Hevel)
  • Andreas Dreisiebner - Director of the Swiss Association for Solar Energy – Solarspar, representative of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)
  • Robert Buehler, CEO, Peer-Energy AG - PEP
  • Alexander Temeev General Director, OOO "Companiya Prikladnye Technologii"
  • Olga Levchenko, the Promotion of Innovations Fund
  • Dmitriy Skorikov, Leading System-analyst, Digital Design
  • Tatiana Eferina, Deputy Director of the Department of State Energy Policy, Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation

Lunch13.30 – 14.30
Panel discussion14.30 – 16.00

Hall 1. Electrochemical technologies in renewable energy: energy storage and the hydrogen cycle

Moderator: Yuri Dobrovolsky, Head of technology competence Center for innovative and mobile energy sources «NPENERGY»

The world market of energy storage systems is developing rapidly. The main reason for the growth is the large-scale development of RES (to smooth the uneven production of renewable sources) and electric transport (batteries for electric vehicles), directly or indirectly using energy storage devices. All this is driven by technological progress in a number of solutions in the field of energy storage, capable in the short and medium terms to reduce the cost of systems to a level acceptable for the market. What technologies should Russia develop in this area, is the Russian industry competitive? What energy storage systems will be in demand on both - the Russian and international markets? What will be the role of modern energy storage technologies, based on rechargeable and redox batteries? What are the prospects for the market of hydrogen fuel cells and hydrogen cycle for energy storage and generation? Will complex projects based on electrochemical processes of energy storage in RES be developed in Russia in the near future? What new materials are the most promising for electrochemistry? When can we expect a large-scale hydrogen generation project in Russia and hydrogen export?


  • Dmitry Kholkin, Head of the working group of the road map, NPA “Energinet”
  • Katsiaryna Wendl, Director of development, BAE Batterien
  • Mikhail Kozlov, Technical Director, InEnergy
  • David Masgrangeas, CEO, «SAFT Russia»
  • Nikolay Krasko, technical Director, «Enapter»
  • Polina Mishustina, Head of Ananlytical Center LIOTECH

Hall 2. Electric vehicles and new energy infrastructure

Moderator: Maxim Nechaev, Director, Consulting in Russia, IHS Markit

Recently, widespread adoption of electric vehicles seemed to be something out of science fiction. In Russia very few people took this idea seriously. Traditionally, in our country happenings related to the hydrocarbon market, e.g., when a new equilibrium oil price will be established, or a discussion about how to survive the "shale revolution", have aroused much greater interest. It seems that during the discussion of all these, of course, important issues, we run the risk of not noticing the onset of truly revolutionary changes associated with the "greening" of the world energy in general and the massive abandonment of cars with ICE, which in its scale can only be compared to the transition from coal to oil in the early XX century. What does portend such epochal changes in the global energy sector and how ready is Russia to follow this global trend? How much will the global electric transport market grow in 2020 and in the next 5-10 years? What factors hinder the development of the electric car market in Russia? What incentives do investors need to implement investment programmes to develop an appropriate infrastructure?


  • Ylia Likhov, General Director Neosun Energy Rus
  • Anatoly Libet, Head of legal support and procurement, Moscow energy Directorate
  • Ivan Butenko, CASE implementation manager, Mercedes-Benz Russia AO
  • Vladimir Khlebnikov, General Director, Parus Electro
  • Natalia Gotova, Director of the Department for relations with authorities, NP TSO
  • Andrey Djumaev, General Director, "Электрозаправки.РФ" (Electrozapravki.RF)
  • Yuri Sergeev, Representative, The Bellona Foundation
  • Vladimir Matjukhin, Director of the Scientific Innovation Engineering Center of adaptive power photonics and solar aerospace energy, Russian Technological University MIREA
  • Sergey Kiselev, General Director, enel X
  • Alexander Sudarev, the representative, SovElMash
  • Jörg Schreiber, Chairman of the Committee of automobile manufacturers, European Business Association
  • Alexey Mikheev, Owner of groups: Romanov motors, Concordia

Panel discussion10.30 – 14.30


Moderators: Evgenij Gasho, Analytical Center of Russian Government. Andrey Temerov, Chairman of the Association «Green Kilowatt». George Kekelidze, The Chairman of the Board of the Association for Renewable Energy "EUROSOLAR Russia”

Salutatory word: Dmitriy Berezutskij, Russian Green Building Council (RuGBC)

Solar Energy and Energy efficient technologies soon will steadily spread all over the country, thus making happy not only corporations belonging to oligarchs, but also ordinary Households. Small and Medium size Enterprises –installers of solar and energy efficient technologies are being established - getting ready for the time of Microgeneration Law coming into action. Directors of these companies will present there successful cases of installation at the Panel Discussion. Associations “EUROSOLAR Russia”, “Green Kilowatt”, «Ideas into Energy” and German Energy Agency “dena” are preparing the program for preparation the specialists-installers in different regions of Russia.


  • Robert Buehler, CEO, PEP Solutions
  • Tamara Ponomarenko, First Vice-rector of Energy Institute of increasing qualifications of specialists for PJSC “Kubanenergo, MP of Krasnodar
  • Nikolay Driga, Technical Director, OOO Svoya Energia, Krasnodar
  • German Gorskyj, Director, OOO Novaya Energia, Goryachij Kljuch
  • Sergey Titov, Director, OOO ATMOSPHERA, Moscow
  • Sergey Majorov, Director Department of Innovation, Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation
  • Alexey Skorobatyuk, OOO Novyj Poljus, Moscow
  • Roman Tudvasev, Director, Alternativa, Sochi
  • Dmitrij Velishev, Director, TeleMir, Kazan
  • Oleg Tsigel, Director for Development OOO Ekoproekt-Energo, Krasnodar
  • Felix Borisov, Executive Director, OOO Physika Tepla, Moscow
  • Andrey Temerov, Director, OOO AltEnergiya, Anapa


Participation of delegates in the conference is free of charge. Participants pay for their own arrival and accommodation in Moscow. The organizers, if necessary, can provide assistance with hotel reservations. When planning your participation, please see the schedule of arriving flights. It is also recommended to buy tickets in advance.

The international forum "Renewable energy for regional development" is a non-profit event, participation of delegates in the conference is free. At the same time, the organizers expect voluntary sponsorship from commercial companies in order to improve the overall level of the event.

Key benefits of voluntary sponsorship:

  • Information support of the company's participation in the forum. It includes the application of the logo on all information media (where provided), the work of the press center of the conference (ensuring the distribution of the press release, the organization of a special press approach).
  • Guaranteed performance of the company's speaker in one of the sessions within the business program.
  • Placing information boards about the company. Laying out their own handouts.
  • Distribution of advertising of the company together with the main handouts of the Forum.
  • Possibility to hold own events within the framework of the Conference (signing of agreements, briefings and press conferences).

Please check with the organizers about possible sponsorship packages and the cost of services.

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