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The Global Energy Association and the Educational Foundation ‘Talent and Success’ to launch a joint project

The Global Energy Association and the Educational Foundation ‘Talent and Success’ will hold  the Sochi Energy Readings from February 12 to 14, 2020. Within of the event, schoolchildren, students, novice specialists will present their projects in the field of energy to leading international energy experts. The theme of the first readings is “Sustainable Development, Challenges for Energy Transformation and Climate Change”.

The Global Energy Association experts will give lectures on current topics of the global energy field and assess the projects of young specialists. The speakers are Rodney John Allam (UK), the 2012 Global Energy Prize laureate, the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee member, Member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007; Tomas Blees (USA), the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee member, President of the Science Council for Global Initiatives (SCGI); Francesco Profumo (Italy), the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee member, former Minister of Education, University and Research of Italy. Rae Kwon Chung (South Korea), the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee Chairman, Member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007; Uralov Dias (Kazakhstan), author of the development of remote generator control.

The Educational Foundation ‘Talent and Success’ will select projects of schoolchildren, students and young scientists related to the energy field. Applications will be accepted on the project website until January 8, 2020. In total, up to 100 projects from all regions of Russia will be selected. The results will be published until January 18, 2020. The event will be held at the Educational Center ‘Sirius’ (Sochi).

Entries will be evaluated in the following nominations:

1) Traditional energy: electric power engineering; exploration, extraction, transportation and processing of fuel and power resources; heat power engineering; nuclear power engineering.

2) Non-traditional energy: renewable energy sources; bioenergy; fuel cells and hydrogen energy.

3) New ways of energy application: new materials used in power engineering; energy efficiency; efficient power storage; energy transportation.

At the same time, in the framework of round tables and open discussions, breakthrough research and technologies in the energy field, as well as prospects for work in the largest Russian energy companies will be presented. Participants in these discussions will be representatives of such industry organizations as: PJSC Gazprom, ROSATOM, PJSC RusHydro, "Surgutneftegas" PJSC, PJSC FGC UES.

The Sochi Energy Readings will be held with the support of the Ministry of Energy of Russia, ROSATOM, PJSC Gazprom and PJSC RusHydro in partnership with the Innovation Assistance Fund, the Russian Investment Forum, St Petersburg University, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, National Research University "Moscow Power Engineering Institute", MGIMO, Tomsk State University, Kuzbass State Technical University.
 

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