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V International Forum ENES -2016

V International Forum ENES -2016, organized by the Russian Ministry of Energy and the Government of Moscow, was held in Moscow from 23 to 25 November 2016 in Gostiny Dvor.


Panel discussion “Autonomous hybrid power-suppy systems for low-population and remote settlements”

One of the key tasks of state policy in the area of power grids is providing the population with a reliable and qualitative power supply over the long-term. The Law on Electric Power establishes requirements governing the connection of all residents to the power grids. According to statistics, Russia has about 120,000 low-population settlements with a population of 200 people or less. That said, these types of settlements aren’t just found in remote areas of the Urals, Siberia and the Far East. Villages with a population of no more than 50 inhabitants are also found in Central Russia. These population centers are supported by the required critical infrastructure - including power grids, which is certainly necessary but requires massive expenditures for its creation and maintenance. Moreover, due to the small volume of power consumption in settlements like these, the grids supplying them accumulate big energy losses, which creates a significant drag on the indicators of local power-grid companies and ultimately results in an increase in power rates being passed onto consumers.

In this connection, the following questions have come to the fore in terms of shaping new approaches to the energy supply of such population centers:

In view of Russian specifics, could a combination of renewable energy sources - storage units (accumulators) and a diesel generator forming a single power-supply system - be a cost-effective alternative to the existing energy-supply model for remote and isolated low-intensity consumers? Do such domestic advancements and technologies exist that would be capable of ensuring the stable and reliable power supply of low-population settlements? What kind of fine-tuning of the regulatory framework is needed - at both the federal and regional levels - to allow for the development of local generation on the basis of hybrid energy systems? Which best practices and international experiences in the energy supply of lowpopulation settlements are applicable to Russia?

Moderator: George Kekelidze, Chairman of the Board, Association for Renewable Energy “EUROSOLAR Russia”

Participans:

  • Alexei Kaplun, RAO Energy Systems of the East
  • Anton Usachev, Deputy Director General Group of Companies "Hevel"
  • Evgeny Nikora, Deputy Governor of the Murmansk region
  • Anis Jouini, Director of the French National Institute of Solar Power (INES)
  • Armand Martin, Founder, POWERBLOX (Switzerland)
  • Basenko Oleg, Head of the Department of technological development and inovation projects "Rossetti"
  • Marion Perren, Director of the division of power systems of the French National Institute of Solar Energy "INES"
  • Andreas Drayzibener, Representative of the University of Applied Sciences of Zurich, director of the Association "Solar"
  • Klaus Thiessen - The creator of Technopark Berlin-Adlershof, a board member of "EUROSOLAR Russia" Board
  • Nikolay Dyraev, First Deputy Minister of Housing and Energy of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
  • Olga Novoselova, NA Coordinator "Distributed Energy"

Presentation of participants:



Source: “EUROSOLAR Russia”

IV International Forum ENES -2015 was held in Moscow from 19 to 21 November 2015

IV International Forum ENES -2015, organized by the Russian Ministry of Energy and the Government of Moscow, was held in Moscow from 19 to 21 November 2015 in Gostiny Dvor.

Association for Renewable Energy “EUROSOLAR Russia” organized a joint stand with the participation of a number of Russian and foreign companies and held a panel discussion "Renewable energy in Russia and the world: priorities, partnerships and prospects". The following issues were raised and discussed during the debate:

  • What additional market incentives could help increase the share of renewable energy in Russia?
  • What are the best international practices to create favorable investment environment in competitive and isolated markets in the long term?
  • Which regional projects can be replicated?
  • Are there any opportunities for Russian investors and companies to work in international markets?

Amin Adnan, Director General, IRENA International Renewable Energy Agency, Zhores Alferov, Nobel Prize laureate, Vice-President of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Parliament member, President of Association for Renewable Energy “Eurosolar Russia”, Alexey Teksler, First Deputy Minister, the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation,Alexei Kaplun, Deputy Director General, RAO “Energy Systems of the East”, Juan Barandiaran, Managing Director, “Gamesa Electric Power Systems”, Igor Shakhrai, Director General, “Hevel” LLC, Alexander Koshelev, Chairman of the Board, “Greenmax” JSC, Gregor Berghorn, Director General, German House of Science & Innovation in Moscow, took part in the discussion.

Moderator: George Kekelidze, Chairman of the Board, Association for Renewable Energy “EUROSOLAR Russia”

Video of the panel discussion on the ENES-2015 - Part 1 Part 2


Source: “EUROSOLAR Russia”

In green energy Chinese came

5 June 2014

Chinese companies are declared on all new Russian projects. At the next competition for renewable generation, where investors again expressed strong interest in solar plants and 785 MW were declared - one and a half times more than the allocated quota, the leading positions are occupied by the structure of China. They surpassed even last year's winner Avelar Energy Group and Group of companies "Solar energy", according to "Kommersant".

JSC "Trading System Administrator" (a subsidiary of NP "Market Council") has finished accepting applications for the first phase of the second competition for the selection of renewable energy sources (RES) for 2015-2018 years. Projects for the construction of solar and wind power and small hydropower up to 25 MW participate in the selection. The best "cheap" projects will win competition. It promised to return on investment over 15 years with a yield of 14% per annum due to increased payments.

According to JSC "Trading System Administrator", solar generation caused increased interest among investors: the application filed by 785 MW, although cannot go more than 496 MW. Participants are obliged to ensure localization in Russia no less than 50% of the equipment in 2015 and at least 70% in 2016-2018, respectively. For wind farms and small hydroelectric applications filed by 51 MW and 20 MW, respectively, with a quota of 1.6 GW for wind and 415 MW hydropower plant.

Competition does not comment in NP "Market Council". But an industry source said that the subsidiary of Chinese Amur Sirius (Harbin) "Solar Systems" acted with the highest bid for 220 MW. Russian company spokesman confirmed a "common interest" in the Russian market of renewable energy. Back in mid-May, "Market Council" has reported on assignment "Solar Systems" status of wholesale energy market and the inclusion of the Russian subsidiary bank China Construction Bank in the register of banks authorized to give fingarantii on the energy market. According to the site Amur Sirius, it specializes in Russian and CIS markets and supplied equipment for coal-fired units of 660 MW Troitsk GRES "Gazprom energy" and Ekibastus GRES-2. Amur Sirius included in Heilongjiang energy alliance focused on the energy market of the Russian Federation.

Subsidiary of Avelar Energy Group (part of the "Renova" Viktor Vekselberg) filed the second largest application for solar power. The company confirmed that claim to 190 MW. At the first competition of renewable energy in the past year it has gone with the application for 99 MW. This year the competition will be severe due to changes in the conditions of competition, recognize in Avelar. Production of solar modules for the company organizes joint venture "Renova" and "Rusnano" Hevel Solar.

Companies within the Group of companies "Solar energy" ("MRC Energoholding" and "Complex Industry") became the third major contender for the solar station. It declared 160 MW. Group Development Director Viktor Antonov confirmed participation in the competition and order volume. In 2013, the companies of the Group won the right to build 270 MW of solar and 105 MW of wind power. Bright Capital Fund is a consultant of the "Energy of the Sun" in localization, search technologies and fundraising, but the co-owner of the "Solar energy" is not. By 2016, the company plans to localize the production of solar modules, in 2014-2015 the level of localization is achieved by cutting silicon wafers in Russia.

The second stage of the competition will be held from June 4 to 10. Its participants can only reduce the amount of planned capital expenditures. This year, new players in the energy market is easier to qualify: the summer of 2013 applicants who do not have their own generation at 2.5 GW, had to have the guarantee of large energy companies. This year, companies are taking as a guarantee and bank credit. Chinese investors have falled equipment prices for green energy in Europe and the U.S., said Natalia Porokhova of Gazprombank, it is logical that they are now trying to get a piece of Russian support for renewable energy, which is gaining momentum.

Source: http://energo-news.ru

Welcome to Big MISI!

17 February 2014

Another lecture "Possibilities of application of RES in the urban environment. Contest "Energy of Knowledge" was held at the National Research University "Moscow State University of Civil Engineering" February 14, 2014.

Lecturers:

Boris Eidelman, Deputy General Director of JSC "Telecom - STV";

George Kekelidze, Chairman of the non-commercial partnership for the development of renewable energy "EUROSOLAR Russian section", Head of the Interdepartmental Working Group of the Public Chamber Moscow "Renewable Energy in the urban environment".

Source: http://energyznanie.ru

The press conference, dedicated to the start of the contest "Energy of Knowledge"

16 November 2013

The press conference dedicated to the start of the contest "Energy of Knowledge" was held on November 12 in the Moscow Institute of Technology on Leninsky Prospekt. Members of the media , as well as the Moscow students and members of the public were invited to the event.

Experts in renewable energy attended the press conference. Among them - the chairman of the Commission for Environmental Policy and Sustainable Development of the Public Chamber of the City of Moscow , the deputy director of the Institute of Atmospheric Physics of RAS Alexander Ginzburg , Deputy General Director of JSC "Telecom - STV" Boris Adelman , Director of Sales at Roth & Rau AG Matthias Seidel. Chairman Chairman of the non-commercial partnership for the development of renewable energy " EUROSOLAR Russian section " George Kekelidze chaired the event.

The participants spoke about the aims and objectives of the innovative project , and answered all questions from the media that refer to the competition , and the development of the industry as a whole.

The participants spoke about the aims and objectives of the innovative project , and answered all questions from the media that refer to the competition , and the development of the industry as a whole.

- This project has great potential - not only in Moscow but also in Russia . - Matthias Saddles told reporters.

Recall that the winners of the contest will go to practice in Germany for companies operating in the use of renewable energy. In addition, the most talented students will have the opportunity to put their ideas into practice: the Public Chamber of Moscow will present their Interagency Working Group "Renewable energy in the urban environment".

Website of the contest - http://energyznanie.ru

Source: Non-profit Partnership "EUROSOLAR Russian Section"

The opening ceremony of power with solar panels

30 July 2013

The opening ceremony of power with solar panels and pillars solar-powered lighting was held on 31 July at 11.00 in reserve "Altufievsky".

The event was attended by Head of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of Moscow Anton Kulbachevsky, deputy prefect of the North-East of Moscow Julia Grimalskaya, Vice Chairman of the Public Chamber of the Moscow Olga Bessolova, Head of the Commission for Environmental Policy and Sustainable Development Alexander Ginzburg, Head of Protected Areas North-East of Moscow Konstantin Ivanov, Chairman of the Board of "NP EUROSOLAR Russia" George Kekelidze.

This event is a continuation of the successful cooperation between the Government of Moscow Public Chamber of the Moscow within the framework of the interdepartmental working group "Renewable Energy in the urban environment".

Minipower "Yaroslava" and lighting poles "Danko", running from the solar panels, fully designed and manufactured in Moscow.

The first in Moscow solar power plant has an installed capacity of 7.2 kW. Its capacity is sufficient not only for the lighting of the 10 pillars, but also to provide electricity to other consumers in the park. It organically fit into the landscape of the nature reserve between the two bodies of water and its original design stylized arched pedestrian bridge. In spring and autumn the plant capacity will be enough for pole lighting continuously for more than 100 hours, even in the absence of sunlight. Light switching occurs automatically with the onset hours of darkness. In the spring and autumn solar power plant generates more than 20 kW/h of electricity per day on average, which is stored in batteries with total capacity of 4,000 A•h.

Light towers "Danko" are designed to provide continuous light for about 50 hours in the absence of sunlight. Unique solar modules with built-in LED lights allow them to combine in a single device and battery and lighting device. Solar modules have the highest possible at the present time for silicon solar cell efficiency (21-23%). Solar power (210 W) provides the lighting in the dark for 6 hours, even in winter.

The LED lamps switch on automatically with start of darkness ans switch off at 2 am. LED lamps are equipped with cleaning system from the snow. The vibrating device attached to the back side of flexible solar modules. It switches on automatically in the winter time every day for 15 minutes and shake off the snow from the surface of the solar modules. Shakes off the system power consumption is small and practically does not reduce the amount of energy used to illuminate.

INTERVIEW: Russia allocates 504 MW of cleantech capacity to kick-start domestic manufacturing

4 October 2013

George Kekelidze, board Chairman at trade association Eurosolar Russia, gave an interview to Clean Energy Pipeline, the online daily news and data service.

The race is on for Russia to establish a domestic renewable energy manufacturing industry from scratch over the next four years after 504 MW of projects were secured under its first clean energy auction last week.

Developers that install clean energy projects of over 5 MW will be entitled to a subsidy under a decree issued by the government in May.

Clean energy projects can also benefit from additional subsidies on offer from regional governments in Russia, with six economic regions either providing or due to provide sector-specific tax breaks for equipment and certain related investments, Kekelidze added.

Solar outstrips wind in bidding.

Russia’s inaugural clean energy tender attracted 999 MW of solar bids and 105 MW of wind bids by the September 10 deadline, Eurosolar told Clean Energy Pipeline. A total of 399.2 MW solar projects and 105 MW of wind won subsidy agreements, and almost all of the bidders were local players.

Solar was the most successful technology in the auction, which set quotas for solar, wind and hydro procurement. This was the case despite the comparatively high average capex of RUB 112,000 per kilowatt ($3,480/kW) for solar projects bid in the auction, though the average capex of winning solar projects reduced each year, falling to RUB 109,000 per kW ($3,387/kW) by 2017.

Selected wind projects weighed in at nearly half the capex of the winning solar bids, averaging at RUB 65,000/kW ($2,019/kW).

Wind farm bids fell far short of the country’s quota due to the short window for entries, the comparative complexity of wind projects, and Russia’s new localisation rules, according to Kekelidze. Russia had hoped to procure 100 MW of wind for 2014 and 250 MW for 2015, but received no bids for wind projects that would be completed in time. The country consequently accepted all of the bids lodged for wind farms in 2016 and 2017, with 15 MW planned for 2016 and 90 MW for 2017.

Given the relative low capex of bidding projects, Russia may be tempted to procure more wind capacity through a separate tender.

“It depends on overall economic situation of the country, and how much the budget will be,” said Kekelidz. “The Budget has to be approved by the end of October.”

Russia also set a 294 MW quota for hydro power, but received no bids at all. Part of the problem is Russia’s localisation rules, which will get stricter over the next few years, forcing companies to source more specific local components and equipment. With no established manufacturing industry as yet, developers will struggle to meet the requirements.

“As you get to 2015 and 2016, you have to make sure [PV] cells are manufactured locally,” Kekelidz said. “In solar, there is only one factory [planned] in Russia, a thin-film factory they are going to start sometime soon.

“There is not a single cell manufacturing station in the country at the moment. Most likely, they will start up here in 2015 and 2016. We don’t have good inverter manufacturers, but to fulfil localisation rules in future, these companies will be coming here and starting production. The same will happen for wind.”

Kekelidze said he is confident that the projects secured under the tender will be realised with the help of European companies coming into the market.

“It’s possible for western companies, especially for European companies that were [affected by the] downturn, to find a market in Russia now,” said Kekelidze. “Russia will need the technology transfer from solar and wind.”

Russia hopes enforcing localisation rules will help it avoid the problems in Europe associated with cheap Chinese PV equipment harming local manufacturers.

“Cheap Chinese products will not be able to enter the market and dump low prices here because the investors will be buying the products from localised companies,” said Kekelidze.

Russia will unveil new subsidy details in coming months

Uncertainty still remains over which projects will be built in 2014 and exactly how they will be supported, according to Kekelidze.

Russia’s Ministry of Energy is engaged in meetings to clarify subsidy and procurement details and will announce the new clarifications in the next two or three months.

It is still unclear, for example, whether the 35 MW of solar projects selected for 2014 will be ready to produce energy by the end of next year. Kekelidze said: “Within a day or two, it will be known which projects get accepted.”

Russia plans to hold another tender for clean energy in April 2015, although whether the government will try to procure more clean energy capacity before then is unclear.

The world’s biggest oil and gas exporter hopes to boost its renewable energy capacity from 0.8% to 2.5% by 2020, which, though a modest target, will “pave the way to growth”, said Kekelidz. He predicted it “will be clear by the end of the year” whether the country is on track to meet its renewable energy targets.

For more information, George Kekelidze, Chairman of the board at trade association Eurosolar Russia, can be reached at info@go2ru.com.

The results of the first tender selection of projects for renewable energy

4 oktober 2013

NP "Market Council" summed up the first tender procedure for the selection of projects for renewable energy in the next 4 years, which started at the end of August 2013. In May, the Government of the Russian Federation issued the relevant documents in support of the renewable energy industry.



The list of renewable energy projects
Name of the participant Name of the project Planned location of the facility Type of the generating facility Year started delivering power Planned capacity,mW Capital cost of 1 kW of installed capacity, rubles / kW
1 Open Joint Stock Company "Krasnoyarsk HPS" Building a solar power plant in the city of Abakan The Republic of Khakassia Object of solar generation 2014 5,198 114 200,00
2 LLC "International Settlement Center Energoholding" The investment project for the construction of solar power plant «Rezinovaya» Astrakhan region Object of solar generation 2014 15,000 115 286,00
3 LLC "KompleksIndustriya" The investment project for the construction of solar power plant "Volodarovka" Astrakhan region Object of solar generation 2014 15,000 115 391,00
4 LLC "Avelar Solar Technology" Baimaksky solar power station The Republic of Bashkortastan Object of solar generation 2015 10,000 112 970,00
5 LLC "Avelar Solar Technology" Kosh-Agachsky solar power station The Altai Republic Object of solar generation 2015 5,000 112 971,00
6 LLC "Avelar Solar Technology" Kosh-Agachsky solar power station-2 The Altai Republic Object of solar generation 2015 5,000 112 973,00
7 LLC "Avelar Solar Technology" Perevolotskaya solar power station Orenburg region Object of solar generation 2015 5,000 112 974,00
8 LLC "Avelar Solar Technology" Matraevskaya solar power station The Republic of Bashkortastan Object of solar generation 2015 5,000 112 975,00
9 LLC "International Settlement Center Energoholding" The investment project for the construction of solar power plant "Enotaevka" Astrakhan region Object of solar generation 2015 15,000 112 977,00
10 Open Joint Stock Company "Orenburg Heat Generation Company" Solar power station "Sakmarskaya" Orenburg region Object of solar generation 2015 25,000 112 977,00
11 LLC "International Settlement Center Energoholding" The investment project for the construction of solar power plant "Prostroymaterialy" Astrakhan region Object of solar generation 2015 15,000 112 979,00
12 LLC "International Settlement Center Energoholding" The investment project for the construction of solar power plant "Volodarovka" Astrakhan region Object of solar generation 2015 15,000 112 981,00
13 LLC "KompleksIndustriya" The investment project for the construction of solar power plant "Zavodskaya" Astrakhan region Object of solar generation 2015 15,000 113 070,00
14 LLC "Avelar Solar Technology" Akyarskaya solar power station The Republic of Bashkortastan Object of solar generation 2016 5,000 110 690,00
15 LLC "Avelar Solar Technology" Yuldybaevskaya solar power station The Republic of Bashkortastan Object of solar generation 2016 10,000 110 691,00
16 LLC "Avelar Solar Technology" Isyangulovskaya solar power station The Republic of Bashkortastan Object of solar generation 2016 9,000 110 692,00
17 LLC "Avelar Solar Technology" Grachevskaya solar power station Orenburg region Object of solar generation 2016 10,000 110 693,00
18 LLC "Avelar Solar Technology" Sol-Iletskaya solar power station Orenburg region Object of solar generation 2016 25,000 110 694,00
19 LLC "KompleksIndustriya" The investment project for the construction of solar power plant "Niva" Lipetsk region Object of solar generation 2016 15,000 110 700,00
20 LLC "KompleksIndustriya" The investment project for the construction of solar power plant "Kazinka" Lipetsk region Object of solar generation 2016 15,000 110 705,00
21 LLC "KompleksIndustriya" The investment project for the construction of solar power plant "Dobroe" Lipetsk regionь Object of solar generation 2016 15,000 110 710,00
22 LLC "International Settlement Center Energoholding" The investment project for the construction of solar power plant "Aleksandrovskaya" Stavropol region Object of solar generation 2016 15,000 110 715,00
23 LLC "International Settlement Center Energoholding" The investment project for the construction of solar power plant "Erzovka" Volgograd region Object of solar generation 2016 15,000 110 717,00
24 LLC "International Settlement Center Energoholding" The investment project for the construction of solar power plant "Bubnovskaya" Volgograd region Object of solar generation 2016 15,000 110 719,00
25 LLC "International Settlement Center Energoholding" The investment project for the construction of solar power plant "Elista Vostochnaya" The Republic of of Kalmykia Object of solar generation 2017 15,000 108 502,00
26 LLC "International Settlement Center Energoholding" The investment project for the construction of solar power plant "Elista Zapadnaya" The Republic of of Kalmykia Object of solar generation 2017 15,000 108 503,00
27 LLC "International Settlement Center Energoholding" The investment project for the construction of solar power plant "Elista Severnaya" The Republic of of Kalmykia Object of solar generation 2017 15,000 108 504,00
28 LLC "International Settlement Center Energoholding" The investment project for the construction of solar power plant "Surovikino" Volgograd region Object of solar generation 2017 15,000 108 505,00
29 LLC "International Settlement Center Energoholding" The investment project for the construction of solar power plant "Uryupinskaya" Volgograd region Object of solar generation 2017 15,000 108 506,00
30 LLC "KompleksIndustriya" The investment project for the construction of solar power plant «Миkhailovskaya» Volgograd region Object of solar generation 2017 15,000 108 590,00
31 LLC "Avelar Solar Technology" Pervomayskaya solar power station Orenburg region Object of solar generation 2017 5,000 108 593,00
32 LLC "Avelar Solar Technology" Derzhavinskaya solar power station Orenburg region Object of solar generation 2017 5,000 108 594,00
The list of renewable energy projects
Name of the participant Name of the project Planned location of the facility Type of the generating facility Year started delivering power Planned capacity,mW Capital cost of 1 kW of installed capacity, rubles / kW
1 LLC "KompleksIndustriya" The investment project for the construction of wind power plant "Aksarajskaya" Astrakhan region Object of wind generation 2016 15,000 64 974,00
2 LLC "KompleksIndustriya" The investment project for the construction of wind power plan "Funtovo" Astrakhan region Object of wind generation 2017 15,000 64 909,00
3 LLC "KompleksIndustriya" The investment project for the construction of wind power plan "Airport" Orenburg region Object of wind generation 2017 15,000 64 909,00
4 LLC "KompleksIndustriya" The investment project for the construction of wind power plan "Novosergievskaya" Orenburg region Object of wind generation 2017 15,000 64 909,00
5 LLC "KompleksIndustriya" The investment project for the construction of wind power plan "Karsun" Ulyanovsk region Object of wind generation 2017 15,000 64 909,00
6 LLC "KompleksIndustriya" The investment project for the construction of wind power plan "Isheevka" Ulyanovsk region Object of wind generation 2017 15,000 64 909,00
7 LLC "KompleksIndustriya" The investment project for the construction of wind power plan "New Maina" Ulyanovsk region Object of wind generation 2017 15,000 64 909,00

Karl Böer Solar Energy Medal of Merit

30 September 2013

Zhores I. Alferov, Nobel laureate, professor and president of the St. Petersburg Academic University of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Viacheslav M. Andreev, professor and head of the A.F. Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia, were awarded the 2013 Karl Böer Solar Energy Medal of Merit during a ceremony held Friday, Sept 20, in the University of Delaware’s Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory.

The award is given in honor of Karl Wolfgang Böer, a longtime University faculty member, founder of UD’s Institute of Energy Conversion and a distinguished scientist in the field of solar cells.

Source: http://www.udel.edu

Nitol Solar Announces Appointment of CEO

25.07.2011

Nitol Solar Company announces that Valery Rostokin has been appointed CEO of Nitol Solar.

“I am excited to head one of the leading innovative companies in Russia, which contributes to development of the global renewable energy industry. At present, the primary target set by our shareholders is the rapid ramp up in polysilicon production volumes as well as fulfilling the company's obligations in the supply contracts with our long term customers”, said Valery Rostokin, CEO of Nitol Solar.

One of the company founders – Mr. Dmitriy Kotenko, formerly the CEO, will continue his involvement in the Company as a Member of the Board of Directors and Strategic Development Advisor.

Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Kotenko stated: «Valery Rostokin is a highly professional and versatile executive with experience of solving ambitious development tasks. He will lead the team of top managers in transforming the company into a key player in the global PV market».

Valery Rostokin was born in 1967. In 1993 he graduated from the Beijing University with a specialization in "International Economics" as well as the State Academy of Management as the «Engineer-Economist". In 2004 he graduated from the Moscow State Law Academy (MSLA) with a specialization in "law". From 2003 to 2010 Valery Rostokin worked for JSC "Company TransTeleCom" as a Vice President, where he managed the Economics and Investment Department and Foreign Trade Department. Since 2010 he was General Director of «NVisionGroup».

Source: http://www.nitolsolar.com