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.
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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
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.
As the penetration of renewables increases, Europe’s energy market will need to change. Pascal Stijns, Water and Power Director, Honeywell Process Solutions and POWER-GEN Europe advisory board member, examines the risks renewables pose to grid stability.
The success of renewables relies heavily on strong coordination at European level. The biggest question is how fast renewables should be allowed to penetrate the market. Clearly, political consensus on this will be critical, since any changes to current market mechanisms will have a direct impact on private companies. Continue reading
The European energy market needs a stable framework so that all market players can compete on an even playing field, writes Risto Paldanius, Business Development Director at Wärtsilä Power Plants in Finland