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Keep one step ahead of this year’s event news with TODAY daily newspaper

Europe’s biggest power industry event is just a mere two months away and while it promises to present a packed conference programme, keynote speeches and plenary sessions, it can be difficult to keep up with all that POWER-GEN Europe, Nuclear Power Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe have to offer.

Sponsored by Hitachi, TODAY is the official daily newspaper of this year’s event which will be held at Fiera Milano City in Milan, from 7-9 June. TODAY will report on the latest news, hot topics and new product launches from all three conference shows and will feature the daily power news from around the world.

To ensure that show attendees enjoy their time in the beautiful city of Milan, TODAY will also feature a restaurant and nightlife guide, cultural listings, maps and other tasty tidbits.

You can pick up your copy of TODAY at Fiera Milano and it will also be delivered directly to the event headquarters hotel.

For editorial contributions, please contact: peinews@pennwell.com


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POWER-GEN Europe technical tours: Access all areas of Italy’s energy industry

POWER-GEN Europe is delighted to unveil the details of its 2011 technical tour programme, offering all attendees the chance to see the Italy that nobody else sees. The guided tours give visitors the chance to get up close and personal with some of the sites that make up Italy’s fascinating energy industry.

The tour program complements the technologies featuring and issues that will be presented at this year’s show and offer the chance to see the parts of the power industry that the public can’t access.

From nuclear legacy to the future of generation, technical tourists will have the unique opportunity to experience;

Linate Airport

Wärtsilä and EuroPower SpA’s 24 MWe combined heat and power (CHP) plant at Linate airport is equipped with three Wärtsilä 20V34SG gas-fuelled generating sets, together with their ancillary equipment, exhaust heat recovery economisers and two gas-fired boilers.

The plant provides both electricity and heating and also delivers electricity to the Italian national grid.

Turano Power Plant

The Turano Lodigiano power plant, situated near Lodi in Northen Italy is owned by Sorgenia SpA and comprises a combined cycle with two gas turbines and a steam turbine delivering a nominal output of 800 MW.

Ferrera Erbognone

EniPower’s Ferrera Erbognone power plant has a total capacity of 1030 MW accounting for approximately two per cent of Italy’s total power demand. It consists of two 390 MW Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) units burning natural gas and one 250 MW CCGT, using a mixture of natural gas and syngas.

Caorso Nuclear Power Plant

The Caorso nuclear power plant has been out of commission since the 1987 Italian referendum and is scheduled to reach “green field” condition by 2017. The reactor has now been defueled and 190 tonnes (61 casks), of spent nuclear fuel have been sent to Areva’s La Hague reprocessing facility in France.

RSE Dispersed Generation Test Facility

Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico’s (RSE) combined heat and power (CHP) and combined cooling heat and power (CCHP) plants, the DC electrical storage facility and the dish-Stirling and photovoltaic solar installations, as well as the hydrogen and fuel cells laboratory.

All the information on this year’s technical tour programme, including pricing details and timings can be found in the POWER-GEN Europe 2011 pre-show guide.

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What to expect at POWER-GEN Europe 2011

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.

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Nuclear’s European Renaissance

A new movement is currently sweeping Europe. Although it’s no 14th century Tuscan-style re-awakening, the impact on society promises to be just as wide-reaching.

Ahead of Nuclear Power Europe 2011, part of Europe’s largest power industry networking events, POWER-GEN Europe has revealed survey results from 2010’s Amsterdam extravaganza confirm a radically changing mindset with regards the use of nuclear power.

With climate change and an over-reliance on foreign energy supplies never far from the public psyche, opinion is seeing a huge swing in favour of nuclear power.

Of the industry experts surveyed at POWER-GEN Europe 2010, who collectively represented the interests of utility and energy firms from across Europe, a staggering one hundred percent agreed that a nuclear renaissance is underway on the Continent. These findings are supported by the growing number of energy referendums, policy reviews, and commitments to the development of new nuclear facilities across Europe.

Even long standing positions on nuclear power are being rethought – evident no more so than in Italy (the host nation of this year’s Nuclear Power Europe,) where a public referendum in place for two decades, has been overturned. As the country battles CO2 emission targets and spiralling electricity demand, nuclear has quickly become an acceptable option. The Dutch too have made it clear that the country’s stance on nuclear is changing, with the new coalition government announcing that, for the first time in nearly 25 years, it will welcome applications to add to the country’s portfolio of nuclear power plants.

And Europe’s new-found enthusiasm for nuclear energy shows no sign of abating. As we enter 2011, an overwhelming 63% of those interviewed on the subject predicted industry growth over the coming year. And with 19 nuclear power plants under construction across 6 countries within Europe, it is clear that attitudes are quickly changing.

The results of POWER-GEN Europe’s survey are announced ahead of Nuclear Power Europe 2011, which is being held at Fiera Milano City in Milan, from 7-9 June. Visitors to the event will also have access to Europe’s leading energy and energy exhibitions, POWER-GEN Europe, and Renewable Energy World 2011. In addition, all three events will be complemented by a comprehensive conference programme, providing participants with a deeper understanding of a wide range of industry issues.

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A Bright Future for Europe’s Power Sector in 2011?

At POWER-GEN Europe 2010, we conducted a poll of 60 power equipment and service providers and their customers and found that the majority (75 per cent) see a strengthening in market demand next year, despite the uncertainty surrounding international climate change regulation. However, only a tiny minority of respondents – just 1.5 per cent – thought the market would weaken.

The survey also found that EU targets to reduce carbon emissions and increase power efficiency, each by 20 per cent by 2020, are expected to drive the market. However, it seemed that opinion remains divided regarding the impact of climate change regulation, and that of the EC’s aim to create a common European electricity market. A third of respondents said that the uncertainty surrounding international climate change regulation was having a negative impact on the European power industry, whilst just under a third believed that a common European electricity market would benefit their business.

The results show that there is a lot of optimism about how Europe’s energy sector will develop next year, tempered by a fair amount of uncertainty.  Despite the negative impact of the economic downturn, the existing power infrastructure has need for significant new investment and the optimism expressed by our survey participants ensured the atmosphere at last year’s POWER-GEN Europe event was electric.

The figures have been announced ahead of POWER-GEN Europe 2011, which is being held at Fiera Milano City in Milan, from 7-9 June. Visitors to the event will also have access to Europe’s leading renewable and nuclear energy exhibitions, Renewable Energy World Europe 2011, and Nuclear Power Europe 2011. In addition, all three events will be complemented by a comprehensive conference programme, providing participants with a deeper understanding of a wide range of industry issues. For more information on this year’s event, please take a look at the POWER-GEN 2011 website.

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