In 2016 Smart Energy, the federal IT forum of the Russian electric power industry, gained a reputation as a unique venue to discuss and share experience in key issues and relevant IT problems in the energy sector, including innovative technologies and novel approaches to the implementation of IT projects with participation by business, developers and the state in the new political and economic realities.

In 2017 the most important topics of the Smart Energy forum were Industry 4.0, optimization of the ICT infrastructure for companies operating in the electric power industry in Russia, the industrial internet of things (IIoT), the availability of IT services and business continuity as well as effective risk and cost management in ICT to achieve those goals. Special guests of the forum included the chief information officers of the key Russian and international energy companies.