POWER-GEN Europe and its co-located event Renewable Energy World Europe, the leading conference and exhibition for the international power and renewable industries, has confirmed Dr Martin Giesen, Executive Chairman of the Board of Advanced Power AG as the third speaker for the highly anticipated keynote address is. Dr Giesen will be joining Dipl. Ing Matthias Hartung, Chief Executive Officer, RWE Generation SE & RWE Power AG, Germany; and Mr Vesa Riihimaki, President, Power Plants & Executive Vice President, Wärtsilä Corporation, Finland.
With so much going on at this year’s POWER-GEN and Renewable Energy World Europe, the event organisers at PennWell have released an official event app to make it easier and more convenient for you to plan your time at the events.
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With electricity demand and output from wind and solar generators oscillating rapidly, the need for flexible power to balance electricity systems is self-evident. What remains under debate is the best means for flexibility. In a new book launched at POWER-GEN Europe, Wärtsilä reviews the plausible solutions. Kenneth Engblom, director of Wärtsilä Power Plants, reports.
In the cafes and bars of Cologne, surrounding the POWER-GEN Europe exhibition this June, one pressing issue sure to be the subject of intense scrutiny is renewables integration.
Despite the economic downturn, the boom of wind and solar energy continues. In the European Union, renewables accounted for almost 70% of additions to electric capacity in 2012, mostly from solar PV and wind power. Continue reading
POWER-GEN and Renewable Energy World Europe 2014 dedicates Joint Plenary Panel Discussion to Europe’s power transition
The Joint Plenary Panel Discussion at this year’s POWER-GEN and Renewable Energy World Europe takes its focus from the overall theme of the joint events: ‘Navigating the Power Transition’. The debate is set to be one of the conference highlights, and marks the midpoint of this three-day event. Continue reading
This year’s POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe conferences are introducing a new session called the Joint Summary Session which will boil the three day conferences down into just 90 minutes.
Jacob Klimstra, author of the new book “Power Supply Challenges”, will kick-off the session by presenting his own unique take on the conference.
A fully operational internal market for electricity is the only viable option for achieving energy security, but it will take a decade or more to realise, warns Tim Vink, POWER-GEN Europe Advisory Board member and Regulatory Affairs Director, Honeywell EMEA.
Energy security has been a high priority politically. Over the last 30 years, European governments have been deregulating and privatising energy markets, with the biggest challenge being to implement an appropriate regulatory framework that guarantees reliable energy supply.
The challenge has been brought into sharp focus in Germany’s energy market, where the Energiewende – the transition towards the increased integration of renewables – has meant increased market instability. This could well impact other European markets as Germany may become a net-importer of power.