The Future of Renewable Energy in Russia
Once regulatory disagreements got settled and project risks reduced, the year 2018 set new records for investment into renewable energy. For the first time, the competition was strong enough to force the players reduce their bids by more than 50% of the maximum permissible values. In wind and solar generation projects, the level of capital investment fell below 60 thousand rubles per 1 kW, or below one thousand US dollars per 1 kW.
This year saw the selection of projects with the total capacity of more than 1 GW, accounting for 95% of capacity earmarked for funding under the state program and five years ahead of the program's scheduled end date. The main question that hangs over the “new” industry is whether the state support measures be extended after 2024. For the industry, additional megawatts are important to achieve sustainable competitiveness and harness its export potential.
What are the criteria for a new support program that will allow the renewable energy sector to reach its targets? How to boost the investment appeal of renewable energy construction and equipment manufacturing projects? What role will the generation of renewable energy play in the currently planned modernization of the United Energy Systems?
You will learn the answers to these and other questions at the VII Vedomosti conference "The Future of Renewable Energy in Russia."
09:30 - 10:00
10:00 - 12:00
Session 1. Expanding the state support program on renewable energy through 2035: how to maintain a balance of interests?
12:00 - 12:30
12:30 - 13:00
Renewable energy: the time has come? A conversation with Anatoly Chubais, chairman of the board, Rusnano
13:00 - 13:30
Press conference in conjunction with the establishment of the Renewable Energy Development Association
13:30 - 14:30
14:30 - 16:00
Session 2. Domestic equipment manufacturing for renewable energy plants
16:00 - 16:30
16:30 - 18:00
Session 3. Technologies that can help make renewable energy less expensive: ubiquitous digitization and the new energy paradigm