Is Russia ready for smart grid transformation?


Is Russia ready to join the ranks of US, Europe and other progressive regions? Russia is the world’s third largest consumer of energy, yet its distribution networks lose 12 percent of transmitted energy – worth $10bn – every year. This has a huge economic impact, especially in view of the rising electricity consumption and a need to balance demand and supply and reduce power cuts.

At Smart Utilities Russia 2011 you will get the answers every progressive Russian utility is looking for:

What improvements to a local distribution network are applicable to the Russian space?

Mikhail Kurbatov, Deputy General Director, MRKS, will discuss the causes of energy inefficiency specific to Russia and which combination of mechanical and new digital technologies could work best to counter it.

What communication platforms could be used to increase response times?

Roman Rudakov, Head of New Technology Department, Megafon and Lenenergo co-speaker on new frontiers in real time communication on the network and the benefits utilities can reap from the use of mobile technologies.

How to better communicate usage, pricing and cost? Is Russia ready for dynamic pricing?

Michael Loktionov, Vice President, St Petersburg Electricity Company on the full potential of real- time meter reading to manage peak loads and influence consumer consumption patterns, leading to developments of demand response programmes.

Could Russia pioneer gas smart grid in a dual energy supply chain?

Alan Jones, Head of Technical Development, Gazprom Global Solutions, will explore the duality of energy supply and the creation of gas smart grid; he will also announce the first results of Gazprom’s current smart gas projects.

What can Russia learn from European experiences?

Anthony Walsh, of ESB Networks Ireland, Fabio Borghese of Enel Distribuzione, Italy and GaiaGallotti of Energy Think Tank, IDC insights, will give an overview of European experiences and know-how and key conclusions Russian utilities can draw from these.

View the full programme here

Join us at Smart Utilities Russia where these and many other Russian and European utility experts will zoom in on all pressing issues. Learn about the most up-to-date projects and technologies available to unlock an unparalleled business potential of Russian electricity reform. Find out how you can use it intelligently and give your business a real value!


Do not miss the chance to meet 200+ industry experts that will change the Russian utilities industry forever! We strongly advise you to register before October 28th to benefit from our attractive SMART RATE discount and SAVE up to €250.

P.S This is the only event that will guarantee to unite Russia’s utilities key decision makers – do not miss your chance to meet them.