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The Global Energy Prize annually honors outstanding achievements in energy research and technology from around the world that are helping address the world’s various and pressing energy challenges.

The Rugrids-Electro participants to choose a nominee for the Global Energy Prize 2017

The “Global Energy” Non-Profit Partnership, the organizer of the like-named international energy prize, will present a unique promotion initiative in the framework of the 5th international electric power forum Rugrids-Electro. Guests of this forum will be able to choose a nominee for the Global Energy Prize 2017. The “Energy Nobel” laureates (the world’s media calls the Global Energy Prize this way) will be announced in April 2017.

As a recall, the self-nomination for the Prize is not acceptable. Traditionally, the right to nominate candidates for the Prize is given to the world's leading minds of the energy community, who are included in the nomination pool. Nowadays there are 3 000 people from 83 countries in it. The initial stage of the nomination process, selection of nominees, is very important, as it in many ways determines who will finally be awarded the Global Energy Prize.

For the first time in fourteen-year history of the “Global Energy” project, the Rugrids participants will be provided with a unique opportunity to nominate for the Prize. They will vote for one of the experts in the field of electric energy. To vote one needs to visit the “Global Energy” lounge-zone on October 18th or 19th. All information about 10 candidates and the voting option will be presented to guests by means of a special site. It is worth mentioning that each of 10 candidates is a star in the field of electric energy industry. Results of the Partnership’s initiative will be accumulated at the end of the forum. An expert, who wins the majority of votes, will participate in the Prize 15th nomination cycle and receive a chance to become 2017 laureate.

To remind, the Global Energy Prize is an independent award for outstanding scientific research and technological development in energy, which contribute to efficiency and environmentally friendly energy sources for the benefit of humanity. The award was established in Russia, through The Global Energy Non-profit partnership and with the support of leading Russian energy companies Gazprom, FGC UES and Surgutneftegas. Laureates are presented with their award by the President of Russia or by a person on his behalf. Since 2003, The Global Energy Prize has been awarded to 34 Laureates from 10 countries: the UK, Germany, Iceland, Canada, Russia, USA, Ukraine, France, Sweden and Japan. In 2016, the prize fund amounted to 39 million rubles.

The Rugrids-Electro forum is a key platform for annual meeting of thousands of energy community professionals. Its program of activities features a variety of debate and interactive panels, as well as an exhibition highlighting the scientific and technological potential of Russian and international electric power companies. In 2015 the number of participant of participants amounted to more than 5 000. In 2016 more than 200 speakers are expected to take part in the event and more than 50 technological solutions will be demonstrated.

For more information, please contact:

Natalia Naumova, , +7 495 739 54 35

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