7.2. Energy for Human

Friday, May 18
13:30 - 15:30

Hall #2, General Staff Building (6-8, Dvortsovaya sq.)


The fuel and energy sector of Russia makes a significant contribution to the socioeconomic development of the country. The Russian Federation occupies a leading position in the world trade of energy resources and exports almost half of the primary generated energy.

Because of external challenges and internal problems, the dynamics of changes in the economic parameters, and the resource and technological potential of the Russian energy sector, it is necessary to introduce changes in the model of its development—especially those that will ensure the accelerated innovative development and structural adjustment.

The main objective in the current conditions is the transition of the country's energy sector through a structural transformation to a higher, qualitatively new level that maximally contributes to the dynamic socioeconomic development of the Russian Federation and provides a balance of interests of market participants.

The energy sector development needs to be ensured taking into account the priorities of the state energy policy, such as ensuring the energy security of the country and its regions; stimulating and supporting the innovation activities of fuel and energy companies and related industries; minimizing the negative impact of the extraction, production, transportation, and consumption of energy resources on the environment, climate, and human health; developing the competition, including ensuring equal competition conditions for all Russian companies in the domestic energy markets, transparent and nondiscriminatory pricing mechanisms, and state regulation of naturally monopolistic activities.

The solution of these tasks, first of all, requires the appropriate legislative regulation.

Within the framework of the round-table conference, it is planned to discuss issues related to the development of competition in the fuel and energy sector, to assess the impact of legislative changes on the Doing Business Index, and to discuss the importance of the economy digitalization for a consumer.

It seems interesting to touch upon the issues of legal regulation, the prospects and trends in the legislation development in the field of energy, and the topical issues of enforcement and judicial practice, among which it is necessary to consider with particular attention the implementation of the energy sales activities licensing mechanism and the roadmap for an "alternative boiler house," the single law on the state regulation of prices (tariffs), the transition to "direct" contracts, the development of smart energy accounting systems, etc.

The urgency of the above issues, their importance, and the fact that many aspects of the legal regulation of the fuel and energy sector are debatable have determined the choice of the topic and the purpose of the discussion.

The participants of the round-table conference include well-known Russian and foreign experts in the area of law and energy, representing both state authorities and large energy companies in Russia and abroad.

The event will be interesting for public and private investors, Russian and foreign energy companies and enterprises, representatives of state authorities, as well as for broad expert community.


Mikhail Konstantinov

Member of the Board - Head of the Legal Work Unit, PJSC INTER RAO


Anastasiya Bondarenko

State Secretary - Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation

Sergey Esyakov

First Deputy Chairman for the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Energy

Vitaliy Korolev

Deputy Head, Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation

Tamara Merebashvili

Head of Corporate and Property Matters Division, PJSC «INTER RAO»

Lidia Mikheeva

Vice Chairman, Private Law Research Centre Under the President of the Russian Federation Named After S.S. Alexeev

Viktor Nesterenko

President, RusEnergyLaw School

Natalya Nevmerzhitskaya

Chairman of the Board, Association of Last Resort Providers and Power Supply Companies

Evgeniy Rodin

Partner - Head of Energy practice, VEGAS LEX

Elena Sapozhnikova

Partner, UCP Investment Group

* The Programme may be subject to change