The 4th International Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Forum REF-2012 Kyiv will take place in Kyiv on October 16-17

The key topics of REF-2012 Kyiv will include the improvement of the legal framework for the development of renewable energy in Ukraine, a place of sustainable energy in the updated Energy Strategy, “green tariff” and “local component” in the projects of renewable energy and energy efficiency in the industry.

A major business event on renewable energy development in Ukraine – the 4th International Forum on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency REF-2012 Kyiv – will take place in Kyiv on October 16-17.

Separate focus sessions will be devoted to the practical aspects of the implementation of projects in the field of wind energy, solar energy, small hydropower, biofuels, financing of renewable energy projects as well as the projects aimed to reduce the consumption of natural gas in the Ukrainian industry.

More than 150 companies and market players from more than 20 countries will participate in the event. Among the participants of the Forum: Rengy Development, Saudi Aramco, Alstom Holdings, Tecnogaia Srl, WSB Service GmbH, Windfor Srl, Helios Strategia, Aton Solar GmbH, Commerzbank, Martifer Solar UA LLC, Saint-Gobain Solar Systems, REC Group, ENCOM Group, Landesbank Berlin AG, Krim-Irey-Project, Deutsche WindGuard GmbH, SunSelex, Sunowe, Baker & McKenzie, SMA Solar Technology AG, KSG Agro, Siemens, LLP “Astana Solar”, Gales K, VALOREM, Pillar, BETEN International, Enel Green Power and others.

Among them there are more than 50 top speakers of REF-2012 Kyiv, which are the best European and Ukrainian experts in the field of sustainable energy:

Tony Dzhunayper, writer, world-known expert on sustainable development (part of the TOP 10 best in the world for the last 30 years), author of the Guardian, Stefan Gallogli, Head of Division in Europe, Middle East and Africa, International Energy Agency, Sergei Titenko, head of the National Committee on the Electricity Market Regulation in Ukraine, Mykola Pashkevych, Head of the State Agency of Ukraine on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving, Serhiy Yesiakov, Deputy, Head of the State Duma subcommittee on low energy, Joseph Pesch, Vice-President of the Association of Wind Energy in Germany, Borko Raytsevich, Energy Community Expert on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Vitaly Daviy, President of Association of Alternative Fuel and Energy Market Participants (APEU), Igor Zosimov, chairman of Reskomtopenergo ARC, Johann Harter, CEO of Activ Solar GmbH, Dmitry Zhdanov, Director of ABB, Sergei Maslichenko, Senior Manager of the EBRD, Victor Bujor, President of the Association of Renewable Energy of Moldova, Oliver Jung, the European Small Hydropower Association (ESHA), Ihor Syrota, General Director of “Ukrhydroenergo”, Yuriy Bykoriz, vice president on supply of Carlsberg Ukraine, etc.

Sponsors of the Forum REF-2012 Kyiv are: DTEK (Official Sponsor), ABB (Sponsor Forum), CMS Cammeron McKenna (Legal Sponsor of the Forum), Beiten Burkhardt (Expert PARTNER), Aton Solar (Sponsor of the coffee breaks at the Forum), Ukrainian Systems Solar (sponsor of the Business Matchmaking), MC “Wind Farms of Ukraine,” MC “Metropoliya” (Sponsors of the REF Wind sessions), Rentehno, 3w Power, Activ Solar, Martifer Solar (Sponsors of the REF Solar session).

Partner of REF-2012 Kyiv – European Bank for Reconstruction and Development – October 17, will present a special session of the Forum on the experience of the project financing in renewable energy through the USELF program.

Also, during the second day of the forum the REF-2012 Kyiv partner- NUSECO – will present its session about the Netherlands energy efficiency technologies for Ukrainian business.

In 2012 the Forum is officially supported by the State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine. International support: World Wind Energy Association, the European Small Hydropower Association, the International Solar Energy Community. The Forum also supports a number of industry and business associations: the Ukrainian Wind Energy Association, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, European Business Association, ICC Ukraine, Bulgarian Photovoltaic Association, the Association of Solar Energy, Renewable Energy Association of Belarusian, Association of wind energy in Poland, etc.

The REF-2012 Kyiv organizer is IBCentre. Co-organizer – Association of Alternative Fuel and Energy Market Participants (APEU). REF-2012 Kyiv this year is taking place in the framework of the Week of renewable energy in Ukraine (October 16-19), organized by the IBCentre and Euroindex companies. Another one important event of the week will be the GreenExpo exhibition which will be held on October 17-19 in Kiev (Exhibition complex “KyivExpoPlaza”).

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