IYEF-2018 News

IYF 2016: St. Petersburg Will Host the International Youth Forum

PJSC Rosseti once again organize the International Youth Forum (IYF) that will take place on June 13-17. In order to participate in the forum finals, teams from national energy companies of Russia, France, China, Belarus and Germany will visit the Northern Capital.

IYF 2016 is dedicated to integrated development. The result of the forum's work should be a project of a universal system of interaction between users and networks based on rational energy consumption that is ready for pilot implementation in the participating countries.

Since May 2016 forum participants have been working remotely at the IYF portal. On May 17, 2016 the young specialists will visit Moscow, where they will discuss the development of the project with the professors and experts of Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO. Another trip for the IYF participants is planned to Germany (Bavaria) and to St. Petersburg for the finals. This year the teams are formed from representatives of different countries by function areas: technologies, finance, markets. In order to preserve the best practices developed previous years, the forum will coordinate the so-called project office that is run by the best participants of IYF teams of 2015.

The work of teams from different countries will conclude in participation in the round table of PJSC Rosseti at the 2016 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

IYF 2015: Final event at Saint Petersburg

On June 18, 2015 Oleg Budargin, General Director of JSC Rosseti , awarded the winners of the International Youth Forum in St. Petersburg Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Accoring to the final decision of the international jury the team of China was given the Grand Prix as a result of competition of the projects on future energy systems. The team proposed to create a global control center , a kind of energy internet, which would help to solve the key problems of the integration of national energy systems.
"It's important that all of you support the idea of integration, - said Oleg Budargin, General Director of JSC Rosseti. - This is one of the directions of the electric power industry of the future - integration will allow us to create a new philosophy of building energy systems and take advantage of national systems in order to achieve fair tariffs, reliable operation and high-quality electricity". He also noted that the professional level of participants allowed talking about the youth forum as an energy club of leaders of the XXI century.
During the awards ceremony the forum participants were awarded certificates and souvenirs, and the winning team received a certificate for an internship in Sochi.
Chairman of the jury, Dean of Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO Andrei Sharonov stressed the importance of this project organised by JSC Rosseti: "This stimulates the interest of employees; it helps to build relationships with the major European and international companies and creates a kind of trust in the way that ideas discussed here will be implemented in the future”.

IYF 2015: Visit to Paris

Another stage of the International Youth Forum organised by OAO Rosseti was closed in the capital of France on June 5, 2015.
At the two-day session in Paris on June 4–5, the forum participants got acquainted with the peculiarities of Électricité Réseau Distribution France (ERDF), a subsidiary of Électricité de France (EDF). Young people met with the ERDF experts in the areas of active and adaptive grid development, customer relations, and management of power transit. During the visit, they also had a tour to the ERDF presentation centre, Showroom Smart Grids Grenelle, where the participants could enjoy the benefits of grids equipped with smart electricity metres.
"What deserves our special attention is the ERDF know-how in improvement of medium and low voltage grid monitoring. These technologies are widely used in France nowadays, and this experience can certainly be used in Russia," said Natalia Yakshina, the participant of Rosseti team.
In addition, the teams continued working on the projects of energy systems of the future. According to the terms of the Forum competition programme, when designing the projects, the teams should consider the key aspects and potential of cross-border integration of national energy systems of Europe and Asia.
At the end of their work, the young professionals presented theses of the projects they will have to defend at the final stage of the Forum in St. Petersburg.
The entertainment programme in Paris included a guided visit of the Palace of Versailles and a water bus tour around central Paris.

IYF 2015: Visit to Beijing

A business meeting of the International Youth Energy Forum delegates ended in Beijing on May 21, 2015. The Forum is an annual event organised by OAO Rosseti that brings together the best young professionals from major national energy companies of Europe and Asia.
The teams of young power engineers, who stayed in Beijing from May 17 to May 21, took part in project work at the Training Centre of the State Grid Corporation of China, met the Corporation's Chief Engineer, and visited innovative power sites. There was a cultural itinerary for the Forum delegates.
"The Great Wall is damaged in several places, which makes it possible to connect Russia and China with electric grid here," commented a participant from Rosseti team Alexey Kondarev, the Head of Capital Construction, Kubanenergo branch (Krasnodar Power Grids), during the Great Wall tour.
The International Youth Forum in 2015 is dedicated to the integration of national energy systems, with the key subject being Designing Energy Systems of the Future and Integration: Unlimited Opportunities? The main task for the Forum participants is to develop a project of an energy system of the future and identify integration areas for national energy systems. Willing to learn more about energy system peculiarities, the participants will visit Moscow, Beijing, and Paris in May and June 2015.
The Beijing stage of the International Youth Energy Forum wrapped up today, on May 21, was the second event after a similar meeting in Moscow. The next stage will take place in Paris in the first decade of June. The final round of the International Youth Energy Forum will be hosted in St. Petersburg in June during SPIEF-2015.

IYF 2015: Visit to Moscow

On May 8, young power engineers from Russia, China, and France met with Mr. Oleg Budargin, Director General of JSC Rosseti, at the Company's central office in Moscow. The meeting was organised within the next stage of the fourth annual International Youth Forum held under the auspices of Rosseti.

The meeting brought together the best young employees of Rosseti Group, State Grid Corporation of China, and Électricité de France, as well as promising scientists from leading Russian power engineering universities.

"I remain a consistent supporter of integration, which ensures the robust development of the economies on the entire Eurasian continent. But before proceeding to the full-scale integration projects, we need to define common rules and behavioural philosophy in a single power grid," said the head of Rosseti, answering the question of a meeting participant. "We need a unified technical policy, approaches and standards."

Speaking about the future of Rosseti, Oleg Budargin noted that the current situation where the transmission of electricity to Russian consumers is provided by nearly 3,000 private institutions, is inadmissible. He assured that Rosseti can manage all Russian power grids more efficiently than the current owners. "All aspects of the electric power transmission are our task and our business."

Prior to the meeting with the head of Rosseti, the forum participants had intensively worked on the projects, had visited a modern substation Odintsovo, and had taken a tour of Rosseti central office, where the guests could see an interactive stand Smart City and the Situation Analysis Centre of the Company.

This year, the main topic of the Forum is devoted to various aspects of the national power grid integration. The teams should most accurately identify the trends that will shape the energy sector development in the 25-year term, as well as provide suggestions for addressing possible challenges to integration.

On May 9, the forum delegates took part in ceremonies to mark the 70th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941–1945. They visited a memorial complex The Defensive Line of Moscow and the Central Museum of the Great Patriotic War on Poklonnaya Hill. The visit of the International Youth Energy Forum participants in Moscow ended on May 10.

Rosseti always looks forward to the future and actively involves young professionals in solving the key tasks in the electrical power industry.

International Youth Forum 2015 "Designing Energy Systems of the Future and Integration: Boundless Opportunities?"

JSC Rosseti is glad to annouce a program of International Youth Forum 2015 (IYF-2015) dedicated to the topic "Designing Energy Systems of the Future and Integration: Boundless Opportunities?" which will be held within XIX St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).

The forum will be arranged in an international format for the second time with participation of teams from Europe, China and Russia. Novative part of the forum this year is the prolonged programme including foreign visits and meetings with top representatives of energy companies.

During the programme of IYF-2015 the teams will be working on their projects using a number of methods such as: foresight, analytics, presentations, country visits, live and online communication with experts. As a result of this forum teams should present their vision of the future of electric energy systems taking into account global integration trends.