International Youth Energy Forum - 2017 started in Moscow

International Youth Energy Forum - 2017 started in Moscow 18.04.2017

The events of the International Youth Energy Forum (IYEF) traditionally carried out by PJSC "Rosseti" within the official program of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum started last week in Moscow.

From April 10 to 12, 2017, 39 best young specialists of the “Rosseti” Group participated t in the installation module of an integrated program for members of the youth personnel reserve of the Group. By the results of the module, 12 reservists joined the “Rosseti” team for further participation in the internal events of the Program and Forum (other members will continue to work in the distance mode through a dedicated IYEF portal). During three days, the participants were able to immerse in the themes of the Forum projects, to gain the skills of project and team work, as well as to undergo language training. All students received certificates on accomplishment of the installation module of the integrated program.

From April 13 to 16, 2017, at the site of the Moscow School of Management “SKOLKOVO” an educational module of the program and the first stage of IYEF were held. The Forum (besides the Russian team) was attended by young specialists of foreign energy companies from France, China and Germany.

This year, the themes for the project work of teams aimed at solving the current and most complex issues faced by the energy companies. For instance, the project of the State Grid Corporation of China team is devoted to the issue of enhancement of electric network efficiency taking into account the future power rise caused by the renewable energy sources. The representatives of France are working on innovative solutions in the field of the electricity metering system, while German team is developing mechanisms for the use of "virtual power plant" technology in conditions of distributed generation. The Russian team project is devoted to application of power network drives and technology of high-temperature superconductors.

The meeting with the leadership of the company held on April 14 in the office of PJSC "Rosseti" was of particular interest among the participants as well as Research and Practice Seminar with participation of representatives of the Moscow Power Engineering Institute and the All-Russian Research Institute for Cable Industry, in the framework of which the further discussion on the project teams took place. The expert community on behalf of management of PJSC "Rosseti" and the leading scientists involved in the relevant issues, confirmed the findings of teams on the prospects of selected project topics and made a number of comments and suggestions to the project teams.

In addition to hard work, the Moscow sightseeing tour was organized for the participants of the IYEF; and culminating event of the Moscow visit was the visit of the opening ceremony of the Moscow Easter Festival held on April 16, 2017, in the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory.

During the remaining period before the final events of the IYEF, which will be held from May 28 to June 2 in St. Petersburg, the youth teams will have to work hard on their projects, and summarize the intermediate results during their visit to China.

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