A specialized seminar “SMART CITY: Smart Energy and Intelligent Building Construction”, which became a public meeting of the working group “Industrial Cooperation and Innovations” under the Representative Office of the German Economy in the Republic of Belarus, took place on 10 October in Minsk within the framework of the Belarusian Energy and Ecology Forum ENERGY EXPO 2017.
According to the organizers, the event was attended by about 120 participants and guests (representatives of ministries and departments of the Republic of Belarus, the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry, branch associations and unions, business circles of both countries).
The event was organized by the Representative Office of the German Economy in the Republic of Belarus with the support of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.
The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Republic of Belarus Peter Dettmar noted the great importance of increasing energy efficiency and conservation for power grids of the future and the need of transition to the concept of “smart cities” in his welcoming remark. And the Deputy Energy Minister of the Republic of Belarus Olga Prudnikova told the participants about the current structure of our country's matrix of energy supply, energy consumption growth trends and future legislative measures providing for the equalizing position for all types of energy generation (creation of equal competitive conditions).
In a massive programme of the event, the German colleagues told about the processes of energy development and digital transformation of Germany's economy, as well as the latest developments in this line. The participants touched upon the subjects of barriers of the transition to Industrie 4.0 and negotiated plans for the near future in the field of generation, storage, transmission and consumption of energy, including energy from RES.
During the seminar, the Chief Engineer of the branch “Bobruisk Electric Networks” of Mogilev RUE “Mogilevenergo” Igor Strakh shared with the audience the experience of the adoption of smart grid technologies by the example of the automation of the Bobruisk rural distribution zones. The specialist told about how the implementation of a pilot project, which started up last year, proceeds, what new opportunities the implementation of such modern approaches opens and what else is intended to improve or introduce in the long term.
The seminar was held with a keen interest of the participants both from Belarusian and German sides. The reports and discussions of the past seminar were saturated with the ideas of energy efficiency, energy saving and diversification of various types of energy generation.
More information on presentation materials can be found on the official website of the Representative Office of the German Economy in the Republic of Belarus by following this link:
SMART CITY seminar, October 10, 2017