The Program

The draft concept and program of the conference ARWE’2018


Sochi, Imeretinsky Hotel

April 10, 2018

Registration of participants Welcome coffee break. Latest press
Plenary session “Development prospects of renewable energy sources in Russia”

Development of current alternative energy became possible due to existing programme for development of renewable energy sources (RES). The main mechanism to support RES on the wholesale market is competitive selection, based on which investors enter into a delivery power contract (DPC) with the state. Investment demand at RES-related competitions has ensured the use of quotas for solar and wind power plants almost in full volume up to 2024. Following the competitions that have been carried out, investors undertook to build 1.76 gigawatt of capacities on the solar energy market and 3.35 gigawatt on the wind power market. However, the total share of renewable energy sources in the Russian energy mix does not exceed 1.5%.
Currently, two basic RES markets have emerged - the market of new capacities totaling 750 billion rubles and the market of high technology machine building with investment potential of up to 250 billion rubles. Total contribution of the industry into the country GDP is from 0.1 to 0.5% per annum. In general, there is broad consensus among experts that the national programme for renewable energy development has been designed properly. Meanwhile, commitment to support the domestic market of RES needs to be continued.

Moderator: Igor Bryzgunov (Russian Association of the Wind Industry- RAWI)


  1. Mechanisms to boost investment into the green energy: Will the country commitment to support RES continue? What awaits the market players after completion of the RES CDA programme? What will be a special feature of modified capacity delivery contracts?
  2. RES in Russia: Who will provide equipment? What necessitates a closer interaction between industrial enterprises and vendors? What is the role of
    suppliers of industrial equipment, resources and materials in creating a new energy industry?
  3. Leading players on the market of high technology machine building:competition or interaction? What are the rules of the game? Interaction experience.
  4. What does the alternative energy promise to investors? How to guarantee return on investment? Successful project cases.
  5. Forecast of the RES industry development dynamics. How to reach export potential of the RES industry?
  6. Leading players on the RES big generation market: How do industry leaders feel like?

Participating invitees:

The Ministry of Energy of Russia, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia, LUKOIL, RAO Energy Systems of the East

Session “Problems of the wind power industry development in Russia in light of the requirement of equipment production localization”

The wind power market in Russia has been recently given an impetus necessary for its active growth. However, the development of the wind power sector in Russia has been accompanied by a stringent governmental requirement for localization of equipment used in constructing and operating power plants. The governmental requirement for localization is explained by reliance upon large international industrial companies, whose entry into the Russian RES market will ensure transfer of technology. In future, this will enable production of equipment for the new Russian energy industry to be localized with maximum involvement of domestic companies.

Moderator: Oleg Tokarev (the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia)


  1. State support of the Russian wind power sector: Localize or lose. How to find an optimum way to attract state financing for the industry?
  2. Production localization. How to ensure a required level of localization?
  3. Legal regulation over implementation of projects to construct RES facilities: How to avoid excessive requirements and unreasonably priced construction of RES facilities? Why is it difficult to develop standards for the renewable energy industry and respective regulatory documents taking into account the specific nature of renewable energy sources?
  4. Attracting investment into the creation on new capacities to obtain energy from RES and constructing the infrastructure. How to satisfy the requirement for investment? What are funding sources?
  5. Investment project implementation experience: Problems and constraints. What problems does the investor face with?
  6. Alternative options for RES infrastructure organization.
  7. Issues associated with grid connection.

Participating invitees:

Vestas, SGRE (Siemens Gamesa Renewables), Fuhrlander, Lagerwey, Ulyanovsk Technology Transfer Centre, ABB.

Panel Discussion: Industrial Policy of Constituent Regions of the Russian Federation Regarding Localization Programs as a Basis for Optimal Interaction between Suppliers and Key Customers of RES Industry


  1. Industrial policy of constituent regions of the Russian Federation: focusing on attracting investments. What is the role of regional authorities in fostering economic development processes?
  2. State support measures and best regional practices in creation of industrial parks, industrial clusters and technology parks.
  3. How can the regional investment environment be improved? What is the role of development corporations in this process?
  4. Setting up new high-tech and innovative manufacturing plants, issues of technology transfer, development challenges and prospects.
  5. Interregional industrial cooperation or competition in the production sector? Regional practices.
  6. SPIC mechanism as a complex long-term partnership with global technology leaders. Evaluation of effective implementation of SPICs in RES.
  7. Specificity of investments in wind power enterprises in the Republic of Crimea. Special Economic Zones.
  8. Mechanisms for participation of banks in financing of localized projects.
  9. The current state of the investment environment in constituent regions of the Russian Federation. Credit and investment ratings of constituent regions.
  10. Rating agencies as important participants of the financial infrastructure.

Moderator: Rykova Inna, Head of Industrial Economics Centre, FSBI Financial Research Institute of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation.

Invited Participants: heads of constituent regions (Southern Federal District, Far Eastern Federal District), regional industrial development funds, development corporations, “Invest in Russia” Russian Investment Agency, ANO Agency of Technological Development, the Industrial Development Fund, the Association of Regional Investment Agencies (ARIA),the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI), the SME Corporation, the Analytical Credit Rating Agency (ACRA), associations of clusters and technology parks, the Federal Center for Project Financing (Vnesheconombank Group), JSC GENBANK, Sberbank CIB, JSC SME Bank and others.

Coffee break
How to become a RES industry supplier

Seminars and consultations with representatives of energy and engineering companies, including Vestas, SGRE (Siemens Gamesa Renewables), Fuhrlander, Lagerwey.

Consultation on the following issue:

  1. The legislative and regulatory base governing a corporate purchasing system
  2. How to learn customer’s needs?
  3. Preparation to participation in the purchasing procedure.
  4. Participation in the purchasing procedure
  5. How does the purchasing procedure work
  6. Processes involved in the purchasing activity
  7. Control and complaint

Participation in the seminars is subject to obligatory prior registration and agreement with the ARWE 2018 Organizing Committee.

ARWE 2018 closing ceremony

Bussiness programm 11 April

9:00 - 10:00
Press Briefing
Closing Session

Summing up the Forum

Moderator: Igor Bryzgunov (Russian Association of the Wind Industry- RAWI)

Technical visit "Energy potential of modern wind installations in the territory of the Krasnodar Territory"

*The route includes a visit to Krasnaya Polyana