The set-up meeting of the Expert Council members of the VIII International Award «Distributed Power Generation - Great Achievements» was held on June 30. It was arranged in an online mode and gathered over 20 leading industry experts from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Yekaterinburg. Traditionally the first experts' meeting gives an official start to the award project. All participants of the meeting wished this year's Award, held in such a difficult economic situation, strong competitive projects, independent judging, further expansion and development.
As noted by a member of the Expert Council, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Sergei V. Alekseenko, the International Award «Distributed Power Generation — Great Achievements» is perhaps the only non-state, non-governmental award in the world that has achieved recognition in the industrial community. «The fact that the Award will be held for the eighth time is highly respectful» — emphasized the academician and wished productive work to both contestants and experts.
Alexey Khokhlov, member of the Expert Council, Head of Power and Utilities, Energy Centre, Moscow School of Management Skolkovo, expressed his hope that, despite the crisis phenomena, the Award-2020 will show powerful sector projects. «The crisis is also a time of opportunity. And for the distributed power generation industry as well, which has now received a new impetus for development» said the expert.
The organizer of the Award, President of the Distributed Power Generation Association, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Distributed Power Generation of the «Business Russia» Energy Committee Maksim Zagornov spoke about the main innovation of this year's Award — the launch of an electronic application collection system, and also introduced new members of the Expert Council for the Award. This year, the editor-in-chief of the independent analytical online journal «Geoenergetica.ru» Boris L. Marcinkevich, one of the bright analysts and popularizers in the energy sector, joined the experts’ team. «I am glad to join such a brilliant team of experts», said Mr. Marcinkevich. «I am sure that huge opportunities are hidden in the distributed generation sector, not only for Russia, but also for many other countries».
Also, all the participants of the meeting congratulated a member of the Expert Council of the Award, Director of the Kutateladze Institute of Thermophysics, SB RAS, professor Dmitry M. Markovitch on receiving the State Award of the Russian Federation in the Kremlin. The highest governmental award was presented to a team of scientists at the Institute of Thermophysics for development of a single-walled carbon nanotubes producing reactor — the production volume is tens of tons per year. This technology repeatedly increases the strength of materials used in almost all areas of economy and industry. As the meeting participants noted, such a high level of the Expert Council guarantees a high level of independent examination of the competitive projects, and in general raises the status of the Award.
The Expert Council meeting was also attended by: Vice President of the Distributed Power Generation Association, Head of the RNС СIGRE Subcommittee Pavel V. Ilyushin, Director of the «Arctic Autonomous Energy» Engineering Center Elena A. Panteleeva, First Vice-President of the International Association of Housing and Mortgage Lending Funds Valery S. Kazeikin, Vice-President of the «National Association of Organizations in the Field of Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency Improvement» Leonid Yu. Petersky, Head of Retail Market and Network Development Department of the «Power Consumers Community» Association Valery Zhikharev, Director of the The Trofimuk Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics, SB RAS, Igor N. Yeltsov, Director of the Melentiev Energy Systems Institute SB RAS Valery A. Stennikov, Director of the Ural Power Engineering Institute of the Ural Federal University named after Boris N. Yeltsin Sergei F. Sarapulov, Dean of the SUSU Power Engineering Faculty Sergei A. Gandzha, international representative of the Russian Federation in СIGRE «Active distribution systems and distributed energy resources» Vladislav O. Samoylenko, Editor-in-chief of the newspaper «Energetika i Promyshlennost Rossii» Power and Industry of Russia Valery A. Presnyakov
The members of the subcommittee on distributed power generation of the «Business Russia» Energy Committee also joined the meeting: President of the Termoros Group of Companies, member of the «Business Russia» General Council Ashot A. Danielyan, President of the ARMAN HOLING LLC, member of the «Business Russia» General Council Serikbay Zh. Bisekeyev, Regional Development Director of the «TEPLOCOM» company Daniil A. Talyukin, Deputy General Director for Science at «Sovtest ATE» LLC Denis M. Urmanov, General Director of the «NNK» LLC Igor G. Aleksandrov.
Please note that reception of applications for the VIII International Award «Distributed Power Generation — Great Achievements» is already opened on the website of the project and will last until October, 17. The Award ceremony will be held in Moscow in mid-December.