Dr. Franco Rosatelli, Alsaldo Energia
POWER-GEN Europe Advisory Board member Dr. Franco Rosatelli*, of Ansaldo Energia, discusses how the integration of new generation energy still remains the most important challenge to be faced by the European Energy sector.
Up until 2010, gas technologies reigned in Europe, representing more than 50 per cent of the total power generation market. Since then, wind and solar PV have taken the place of gas technologies and in the last few years have grown to account for more than 60 per cent of the power generation market. However, since 2009, Europe’s utilities have been ranked among the worst-performing sectors in global share indexes.
Ahead of this year’s POWER-GEN Europe event, further details are now available for the conference’s joint plenary panel discussion, which will take place on Wednesday 8 June 2011. The discussion is entitled ‘European Power Policy – Can our industry really deliver?’, and will examine the range of strategic and technical solutions open to the European power industry in order to comply with the European Union’s energy policy.
Moderated by international journalist and TV presenter Stephen Sackur, the panel will be made up of leading members of the global power industry – including Stefano Pastori, Chief Executive Officer, EdiPower; Chicco Testa, Chairman, Forum Nucleare Italiano; Carlo Luzzatto, Co-General Manager, Ansaldo Energia; and Paul Browning, Vice President, Thermal Products, GE Power & Water.
The joint plenary panel discussion will provide a great forum for industry leaders to get to the heart of the issues that the European power industry is currently facing. We’re especially delighted to have secured participation from such prestigious industry figures, who we’re sure will certainly provide the audience with a lively and thought-provoking debate.
As well as assessing the ability of the European power industry to meet EU targets on energy consumption and climate change, the expert panel will analyse a number of major European energy issues relating to gas and nuclear power, grid infrastructure, and the prospects for carbon capture and storage.
If you’d like more information about the panel discussion and the POWER-GEN Europe 2011 event, please visit the website at www.powergeneurope.com.
This year’s POWER-GEN Europe event promises to be the biggest and best yet, providing attendees with the chance to meet exhibitors and visitors from all over Europe. The venue, Fiera Milano City in Milan, has nearly sold out, with hundreds of companies set to exhibit at the event, representing the power industry in Europe and further afield. The venue will also host the POWER-GEN Europe 2011 Conference, providing a forum for in-depth panel discussions and presentations on a variety of sector-specific topics, as well as two additional co-located events, Renewable Energy World Europe and Nuclear Power Europe.
Both the conference and the show will be focussing on “Addressing the Hot Button Issues” in the European energy sector, and this topic will be tackled throughout the activities and discussions at the show. As well as the keynote speech, there will also be a joint plenary panel discussion which all attendees can watch, with the opportunity to ask questions of the panellists. Visitors to POWER-GEN Europe and its co-located events will have the opportunity to learn more about cutting edge developments in technology and business solutions through the various exhibitor stands at the exhibition. There will also be ample opportunity for networking among peers and vendors, both at the conference and the show itself.
The venue for the show, Fiera Milano City, is located in the heart of Milan, providing visitors with a great choice of hotels and restaurants, as well as excellent transport links. Visitors can also take organised tours of local energy projects, providing a firsthand experience of the work of the Italian power industry.
We look forward to welcoming you to POWER-GEN Europe 2011, and if you’d like more information on any aspect of the event, please visit the website at http://www.powergeneurope.com/. The site also allows you to register your attendance at the show, as well as view the initial speaker schedule and an exhibitor list.