New dates will be announced later.
Discussion of key topics in the development of renewable energy in Russia and the world
Demonstration of advanced technologies and equipment for renewable energy sources
Visit to production facilities of the Rostov region
Festival in the format of a family holiday "Feel the energy of nature"
We ought to thoughtfully and fully seize the opportunities opened up by current and future changes in the global economy, particularly projects that directly benefit the economy while ensuring a noticeable reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
We need to prepare for a gradual reduction in the use of traditional fuels: oil, gas and coal. To increase energy efficiency. To develop alternative energy. To build appropriate infrastructure. The world economy is aiming at a progressive transition to low-carbon energy, and this is already the new reality.Mikhail Mishustin, Prime Minister of the Government of the Russian Federation
We all live in the same planet and must bear collective responsibility for its future, while ensuring sufficient conditions for energy development. The Russian Federation, as one of the major energy powers, is aware of its particular responsibility for solving global environmental issues and, above all, the most urgent one of these – containment of climate change.
Russia has already had not just a renewable energy industry, but a comprehensive cluster that includes generation, industry, science and education. Most importantly, Russia’s renewable energy technology cluster needs to be brought to the global market. If Russia’s renewable energy wins its place worldwide, it will mean irreversibility of the process: we will not lose our positions either in 10 or 20–30 years.Anatoly Chubais, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for Relations with International Organizations for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals, Co-Chairman of the Renewable Energy Development Association
A crucial task is to restore the biosphere, and the key to achieving this goal is to introduce nature-like technology that is capable of moving the process forward without causing harm to the surrounding environment. In fact, this is the main strategic challenge facing the international community.Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
The pandemic has aggravated the debates about the need for the most rapid energy transition – replacement of fossil fuels with renewable energy sources. Falling demand for oil and gas in 2020 generated many predictions about when the hydrocarbon era will end. Yes, we are seeing in real time that the “greening” of the economy is shifting. But will it destroy hydrocarbons, and can green energy get a win over oil and gas? There are more economic aspects here, and we are still just exploring the topic.Aleksandr Kozlov, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
Flying of quadcopters [on alternative fuels – Ed.] is already being done abroad. Alternative fuels, such as hydrogen fuel instead of paraffin oil, are being used for the aviation industry. According to some forecasts, planes will be actually able to fly on hydrogen fuel by 2035.Vitaly Savelyev, Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation
Today, green energy issues are an obligatory part of forum agendas and dialogue between countries all over the world. This concerns all people on the planet because the Earth is our shared home and humanity has no other home yet. The President has repeatedly stressed the need for Russia to transition to carbon-free energy by 2060. It may seem like there is a lot of time, but, in fact, we need to act now. We are glad that the ARWE International Forum will be held in Rostov-on-Don. Our region is doing a lot to develop green energy. And today the Don region is the leader among Russia’s regions in terms of installed wind power generation capacity. I am certain that the event will be held at the highest level.Vasily Golubev, Governor of the Rostov Region
Today, the climate agenda is not information noise, but something that
is capable of exerting a serious impact and changing business models pursued by major companies and hydrocarbon-producing countries. We are in a situation where actual figures and rates at which global investment is going green are exceeding all the predictions that were voiced. Reviewing strategic programs and focusing investment and incentives on green power will enable Russia to become a prominent player in the global new energy market.
Active development of RES sectors ensures the investments inflow, which in turn results in new technological competencies in the country. Further market development will be enabled by holding B2B venues, such as the Supplier Forum.Vasily Osmakov
The RES industry in Russia today is not about future projects; it’s about those that have already been implemented and carry lots of potential. We see the wind energy sector development leading to investments into related industries, such as composite materials, metallurgy, and others. It is important that RES does not include production only, it also means education, the future of our children.Kimal Yusupov
Ulyanovsk Region has been selected as the hosting region of the event for a reason. Ulyanovsk Region has been the leader in the sphere of developing renewable energy sources. And I do not mean just the new capacities that are launched every year. The ceremonial opening of the second stage of the Ulyanovsk WPS with the capacity of 50 MW has been dedicated to the opening of the Forum. In the next several years another six wind energy parks with the total capacity of more than 200 MW will be added.Alexey Teksler
Official website: www.roscongress.org
The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution, the largest organizer of international conventions, exhibitions, business, social, sports and cultural events, created in accordance with the decision of the President of the Russian Federation.
The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of promoting the development of economic potential, promoting national interests and strengthening the image of Russia. The Foundation comprehensively studies, analyzes, forms and covers issues of the Russian and global economic agenda. Provides administration and facilitates the promotion of business projects and attraction of investments, promotes the development of social entrepreneurship and charitable projects.
Fund events bring together participants from 208 countries and territories, more than 15,000 media representatives work annually at Roscongress sites, more than 5,000 experts in Russia and abroad are involved in analytical and expert work. Interaction has been established with 133 foreign economic partners, associations of industrialists and entrepreneurs, financial, trade and business associations in 70 countries of the world. www.roscongress.org
Official website: www.rreda.ru
The Renewable Energy Development Association (REDA) is a non-profit organization that acts as a voice for the renewable energy sector players in Russia and works to create a favourable investment climate and to promote the use of renewable energy sources.
The REDA is Russia’s leading expert and communication platform in the field of renewable energy.
We will bring together a wide array of stakeholders, including power generation companies, developers of renewable energy projects, equipment manufacturers and suppliers, research centers and financial institutions, in order to jointly ensure a reliable institutional environment and efficient infrastructure enabling inflow of investment in the renewable energy sector.
Carrying out analytical work in the interests of participants to study trends in RES and hydrogen energy development worldwide; preparing reports and presentations; conducting awareness raising events with the involvement of internal and external experts.
Monitoring the adoption and participating in the development and preparation of opinions on draft legislative acts and regulations, orders, instructions and other normative legal acts regarding the development of the renewable energy sector in the Russian Federation.
Interacting with energy industry infrastructure organizations to ensure representation of the Association in governing bodies of infrastructure organizations.
Organizing interaction and exchanging experience with international organizations bringing together investors and companies of the renewable energy sector from other countries.
Supporting the promotion of Russian technology and competencies for foreign projects for the construction and operation of RES generation and hydrogen energy facilities.
Promoting the development of standards and technical regulations in the field of renewable energy.
Fostering the development of a training system for preparation of professionals in the renewable energy sector.
Organizing and holding public events: workshops, conferences, round table discussions, forums, congresses and exhibitions.
Providing information support for activity of market participants and representing interests of the community in media.
The Association’s composition includes: RUSNANO Management Company, NovaWind (Rosatom State Corporation), Avelar Solar Technology (Hevel Group), Solar Systems, Vestas RUS, Enel Russia, Vershina Development, TGC-1, WRS Towers, Risen Green Value Energy, Solar Energy Group, Solar Silicon Technologies, Fortum, Gazpromneft-Energoservis, Sberbank, RT-Invest, Huawei and others.
The REDA is co-chaired by:
- Anatoly Chubais, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for Relations with International Organizations for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals,
- Kirill Komarov, First Deputy Director General — Director of Development and International Business Unit, Rosatom State Corporation.
The director of the Association is Aleksey Zhikharev.
Official website: www.donland.ru
In 2020, the Rostov Region came in the first place in Russia in terms of wind generation. The installed capacity of wind power plants (WPPs) launched in the region in 2020 reached 300 MW.
The Wind Energy Development Fund (a joint investment fund established on a parity basis by Fortum PJSC and Rusnano Group) commissioned wind power plants in the region with total capacity of 350 MW, including: Sulinskaya, Kamenskaya, Gukovskaya and Kazachya wind farms (Phase 1). By 2024, the total capacity of wind farms in the region will exceed 700 MW.
Enel Rus Wind Azov commissioned the Azov wind farm with capacity of 90 MW in June 2021. The investor invested approximately 11.5 billion rubles in creating the wind farm.
In July 2021, NovaWind commissioned the Marchenkovskaya wind farm with installed capacity of up to 120 MW. The investment amounted to around 11 billion rubles.
On February 14, 2019, the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, NovaWind JSC and the Russian-Dutch joint venture Red Wind B.V. signed a Special Investment Contract (SPIC) for the implementation of an industrial production investment project “Assembly production of Wind Power Components as part of the “Construction of Wind Power Plant with Capacity of 610 MW and Wind Power Plant” in Volgodonsk, Rostov Region, Russia. As of today, production has been commissioned in full scope. More than 270 jobs have been created in Volgodonsk within the framework of the project implementation. Jobs have been created for production, engineering and management personnel.
In December 2018, an opening ceremony was held in Taganrog, Rostov Region, for the plant of WRS Towers LLC, a joint venture between Windar Renovables S. L., RUSNANO Management Company and Severstal PJSC to produce towers for wind farms.
The region expects that by 2022 about 20% of all electricity consumed in the region will be produced using wind power.
It is noteworthy that the region enjoys favorable geographical location and well-developed transport infrastructure (railways and motorways of federal significance, five ports, including three international ones). All this together plays a decisive role in how investors develop their investment programs.
Official website: www.rosenergo.gov.ru
by the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation
The Russian Energy Agency by the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation has more than a half century of history and over that time has become an important element of the system of informational and analytical support of implementation of the national energy policy and building a dialog between the state and the companies of the fuel and energy complex. The Russian Energy Agency is currently working on a wide variety of sustainable development projects in order to ensure energy security, economic growth and environmental stability.
The key working areas include research and analysis of current and promising energy markets; forecasting in the sphere of energy; promotion of scientific and technical development and digital transformation of the energy sector, development of non-carbon and low-carbon energy sources, solutions for sustainable development and energy security, creation of an educational ecosystem and knowledge exchange within the fuel and energy complex.
Official website: https://arwe.ru/frida
Cultural diversity for business
The Frida Project Foundation is an independent team offering a full set of services in the art market and helping to organize exhibitions, performances and presentations for the benefit of business projects. The organization has run over 300 campaigns since 2011.
Creating art spaces at a variety of venues
Facilitating art support for business forums, providing interior design at the offices of major corporations, creating exhibition spaces in business centres and designing private residences makes business spaces unique, conveys a sense of individuality and offers a distinctive look.Through its art campaigns and performances, the Frida Project Foundation makes a tangible contribution to the popularization of various ideas and the challenges of sustainable development at forum and conference venues. After all, the language of art is persuasive and clear.