Iran to attend Caspian hydropower congress

Tehran, Iran, January 17

By Mehdi Sepahvand –- Trend:

Iran is going to take part in the International Congress and Exhibition “Hydropower. The Caspian and Central Asia 2017”, which is to be hosted by Vostock Capital company.

An international congress “Hydropower. The Caspian and Central Asia” takes place 15-16 February in Tbilisi, Georgia, and is a professional platform for high-level participants to discuss key topics to guide the course for hydropower construction and operation in the Caspian and Central Asia region, the public relations department of the event told Trend January 17.

High-profile speakers will discuss the changing role of hydropower in the energy mix and the benefits of interconnections beyond national borders. Participants will review initiatives and commitments and discuss action priorities that enable better hydro.

Congress highlights:

It is an exclusive, invitation only, forum for heads of delegations. It includes representatives from sponsor and partner organizations, and gives participants an opportunity to launch and report on their own initiatives, through special sessions and side-events.

Presentation of 40+ projects for the greenfield construction and modernization of large, small and medium HPPs in the Caspian and Central Asia region (Turkey, Armenia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Tajikistan, Kirgizia and Kazakhstan);

Business meets ministers of energy regarding the international cooperation that will enable better hydro;

Meetings with investors, who will discuss how the early understanding and management of sustainability can remove barriers to investment;

Round tables: the opportunity to discuss the most pressing issues facing hydropower (projects financing, ecological safety and technology innovations). The congress includes high-level plenary discussions as well as focused specialist sessions.

Among confirmed delegations: AES Corporation in Kazakhstan, ANDRITZ Hydro, Energo-Pro Georgia, GE Renewable Energy, Iran Water & Power Resources Development Company, Salini Impregilo, Tata Power Company, Voith Hydro, Azerenergy, State Agency on alternative and renewable energy sources in Azerbaijan, State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Management of the Kyrgyz Republic, Eurasian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IFC, Ministry of Energy of Georgia, Ministry of Energy and Water Resources of Tajikistan Republic, Ministry of energy infrastructure and natural resources of Armenia Republic, National Energy Holding Company of KR, Nord Hydro, Nurek HPP, Chakan HPP, RusHydro, Electric Power Plants and many others.

Among the speakers are:

Usmonali Usmonzoda, minister, Ministry of Energy and Water Resources of Republic of Tajikistan

Ilia Eloshvili, deputy minister of energy of Georgia

Hayk Harutyunyan, deputy minister, Ministry of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources of The Republic of Armenia

Ayk Arutyunyan, deputy minister, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Armenia

Nurbek Abaskanov, deputy chairman of the board, National Energy Holding Company

Duisen Mergaliyev, president, AES Kazakhstan

Ronny Solberg, CEO, Adjaristsqali Georgia

Robert L Schenck, executive director, CASA-1000 Secretariat

David Managadze, associate, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Jakob Todua, main expert, Georgian Energy Development Fund

Aieti Kukava, CEO, Alliance Group Holding

Byoung-Seub Choi, CEO and president, Nenskra Hydro

Roman Zorabyants, chairman of the board, RusHydro International

Taalaybek Tolubaev, general director, Electric Power plants (The republic of Kyrgyzstan)

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