Russia’s New Horizons
Russian Grids Roundtable
Pavilion 3, Amphitheatre

Modernizing and investing in the utilities sector to ensure dependable, cost-effective access to electricity is fundamental to driving future infrastructure development and spurring long-term economic growth. However, regulatory reforms such as those mandating free access to the grid could curtail the ability to attract investors into the sector and slow the expansion of ‘smart grids’ and other desired innovations. What is the right policy and tariff mix that will ensure Russia secures adequate investment for future efficiency while meeting immediate demands for cost control?

Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)

Oleg Budargin , Director General, Chairman of the Management Board, Rosseti
Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Henri Proglio , Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, EDF
Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
David Fass , Chief Executive Officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Macquarie
Vladimir Fortov , President, Russian Academy of Sciences

Key moments

The main thing for us is winning the consumer’s trust right from day one. This is possible by maintaining the reliability, operational quality and price of electricity transmission.
Oleg Budargin
The thing that should be at the centre of the debate is how you can convince the outside world that stability and regulatory clarity will be here for a very long time.
David Fass
The impact of introducing new technologies only really becomes apparent when the area of their application is expanded.
Oleg Budargin
If we have in mind a new generation utilities sector, we should not only replace equipment or introduce new generation power systems, but also bring social rules up to date and reformulate attitudes toward grid operations. Tariff policies should also be defined.
Oleg Budargin