Realizing the Economic Potential of Russia

In response to external conditions and the global economy, Russia is seeking to utilize internal reserves: to integrate the existing energy infrastructure of the power grid complex and develop cross-sector integration. This gives industry players the opportunity to optimize resources and coordinate actions to create a unified and simplified mechanism to serve consumers. What are the optimum approaches and economic instruments available to implement these integrated infrastructure strategies and how can such approaches create new opportunities for technical development and enhanced services for the market?

Andrei Sharonov , Dean, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

Oleg Budargin , Director General, Chairman of the Management Board, Rosseti
Daniel Yergin , Vice Chairman, IHS Markit
Maxim Sokolov , Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation
Masayoshi Son , Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, SoftBank Group
Charlotta Sund , Head of Northern Europe and Eastern Asia Region, Ericsson
Vladimir Fortov , President, Russian Academy of Sciences
Christoph Frei , Secretary General, Chief Executive Officer, World Energy Council

Alexander Kuleshov , President, Skoltech
Guangying Liu , Executive Board Member, Chairman of the Labor Union, State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC)
Vasily Savin , Partner, Deal Advisory, Head of Power and Utilities, KPMG, Russia and CIS
Kristina Haverkamp , Managing Director, DENA


Key moments

We must take the path of revamping the existing energy system; it is possible to lower transmission losses, increase power transmission rates and improve manageability.
Oleg Budargin
At some point, electricity markets will be big enough to benefit from competition and be able to integrate renewables, but a lot of investment has to be made at the subcontinental, regional and local levels.
Dr. Daniel Yergin