The Renewable Energy Forum video recordings (in Russian) and presenations of the participants available at this link.
The international Northwest Russia Renewable Energy Forum is one of the main discussion platforms in the Northwestern Federal District of Russia. It brings together representatives from the private sector, governmental organisations, scientific community and non-governmental organisations.
The main objective of the Forum is to discuss the opportunities for introducing new green technologies (renewable energy, charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, energy efficient technologies etc.) in the Northwestern Federal District.
The Forum has been gathering every few years since 2008. During these years the Forum’s events have taken place in the largest cities of the Northwestern Federal District: Murmansk, Petrozavodsk and St. Petersburg.
The Forum’s partners include the international movement 350.org, Climate Action Network, Consulate General of Norway in St. Petersburg, the Consulate General of the Netherlands in St. Petersburg, Russian Wind Energy Association, Association for the development of electric mobility, driverless and connected transport and infrastructure, and the «Volts Battery» company.
Welcome and coffee
Plenary session “Russian and international experience in introducing the energy technologies of the future”
Experiences of introducing renewable energy in the Russian regions. The experiences of international companies and organisations. How to provide additional incentives for research, investments and the realization of projects on renewable energy in the regions of the Northwest District? Tools for developing renewable energy provision.
Round table “Getting to know the arctic territories and the special climatic and natural features of the region”
Prospects of utilising renewable energy sources in the Arctic. Reducing the negative anthropogenic impacts on the Arctic environment. The environmental policies of companies with activities in the macroregion.
Round table “Contemporary issues around the development of renewable energy in the Northwestern District”
Governmental policies in, and support for introducing renewable energy sources in the Northwestern District. Power supply in remote areas through renewable energy. The possibilities of energy provision for individual households with renewable energy. Contemporary issues around the jurisdiction, regulation and utilization of renewable energy in Russia.
Round table “Introducing and developing future transport systems and infrastructure”
What are the main trends in the electric vehicle market in Russia? What are the measures required for developing the infrastructure for electric vehicles? How to turn electric vehicles into a mass product in Russia, what is required for the introduction of charging points in every Russian region, and is it necessary? What are the possibilities for the utilization of electric buses in Russia?
Round table The decentralization of energy supply. What are the prospects?
What are the main trends in the market for electricity-saving systems? What are the risks involved in using decentralized energy-generating installations? Which solutions could be proposed for isolated locations and small settlements? Autonomic power supply and heat production in the private sector — a myth or an existing reality? Examples of successful cases.
Informal discussions and networking
Welcome and coffee
Plenary session “Russian and International Experience of Introducing Future Energy”
Lecture “The past, the present and the future of renewable energy in Russia”
Lecture “Leadership training for ecoactivists”
Modeling game “Project”
In the course of the game, participants practice their communication skills to interact with different stakeholders and work through established stereotypes.
Informal discussions and networking.