On November 16, the Gubkin National University of Oil and Gas hosted the seminar "The monitoring of remote infrastructure and unmanned production in digital power industry". The purpose was to discuss issues related to the processes of transformation of company management based on digital technologies in the power industry and the interaction of education and science with production while taking into account the latest trends in digital power industry.
The Department of World Economy of RSUH was represented by Dr. Elena Zenkina, Chair of the Department, Associate Professor Natalya Sopilko and Dr. Pyotr Kostromin, Associate Professor of the Department.
Elena Vyacheslavovna, as an expert and speaker at the Seminar, spoke on the use of green bonds to finance projects in the field of energy conservation. Such financial instruments are already in demand in foreign markets, and are also traded on Russian stock exchanges. A bold idea was expressed that the kilowatt hour could become the new single world currency. And, indeed, like cryptocurrencies, a kilowatt hour is tied to the amount of labor expended to produce and store it. As a physical quantity, it is international and accepted on all continents. In general, the energy transition to renewable and non-traditional energy sources is impossible without massive investments, and bond-based financing is just one of such forms.
Pyotr Aleksandrovich made a presentation "Digital transformation in the oil and gas industry in the transition to renewable energy sources". He emphasized inevitable reduction in the cost of renewable energy technologies due to their massive use. Solar panels were noted as the most promising means of energy production as the cost of a solar kilowatt hour is already comparable that from the traditional hydrocarbons. Defossilization of oil and gas-related industries, as well as changes in the structure of hydrocarbon supplies to international markets, were described as necessary conditions for digital transformation of the energy sector. This tendency is due in part to the growing demand for electric vehicles, including in China, so even this giant of the world market, having built its economy on oil, gas and coal, is also developing the renewable energy sector and aims to reduce the CO2 emissions.
Natalya Yurievna emphasized the need to create an infrastructure for the further development of knowledge-intensive technologies both in the field of mechanical engineering and IT for the digitalization of the energy sector. For discussion she gathered representatives of RSUH, Financial University, Plekhanov University, St. Petersburg State University, MIREA, RUDN, MIIT, as well as industry specialists.
The seminar also covered issues of corporate sustainability, human resource management in the fuel and energy complex, digital energy transition, IT for power industry, management of knowledge capital and digital production. The participants shared experience and expressed ideas for the development of the energy industry in the RF.
“We would like to thank all experts, speakers and speakers for their productive work,” said the faculty members of the Department of World Economy.