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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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 Advisory Board for the POWER-GEN Europe, Nuclear Power Europe, and Renewable Energy World conference series convened in Rome, Italy last month to evaluate potential presentations and identify the burning issues to be addressed during next year’s multi-track programmes taking place in Milan, Italy from 7-9 June 2011.
Here at PennWell, we pride ourselves on the quality of our conference programmes, and believe that our stringent evaluation process and rigorous approach to speaker selection goes a long way in setting us apart from other conference organisers. The Advisory Boards are made up of leading professionals and key decision makers from across the industry – including consultants, suppliers, manufacturers, service providers, power producers, industry body representatives, and analysts – whose innovation and expertise is helping to shape the future of power production.
We had a fantastic response to our call for papers this year, so arriving at a shortlist of the very best from the hundreds of abstracts received was no easy task. Each abstract submitted was diligently reviewed and, following an extensive process of elimination, the strongest presentations eventually agreed upon. As always, it was wonderful to witness the enthusiasm of the leading players drawn from the various power industry verticals, debating the issues key to them and their businesses.
The result of the Advisory Board’s hard work is a full conference programme that will be available online shortly from the following sites. The overall thrust of the selection process was to ensure that the 2011 conference series was: ‘Addressing the Hot Button Issues’, with the conference streams focusing on:
• Current policy debates and business solutions
• New technologies and systems
• Networking among peers and vendors
• Learning from the experiences of experts in the field
If the two days of debate in Rome are anything to go by, POWER-GEN EUROPE, and its co-located events, Nuclear Power Europe and Renewable Energy World, are not to be missed. If you are involved in the power and energy industry, be sure to mark it in your diary!
PennWell announces the three site visits that will be taking place on Monday 7th June in the Netherlands prior to POWER-GEN Europe and its associated shows Renewable Energy World Europe, POWERGRID Europe and Nuclear Power Europe.
Tour 1: Smart City Amsterdam (additional tour on Friday 11 June)
This tour shows the unique collaboration that has been happening between the inhabitants of Amsterdam and its businesses, research institutions and government authorities. It demonstrates how it’s possible to save energy now and in the future, with the ultimate and pertinent goal of reducing CO2 emissions.
Climate Street, a Sustainable Public Space Project within Smart City, is a holistic concept for sustainable inner city streets. It demonstrates the use of innovative technologies and the result of adapting residents’ behaviours, with the long-term focus of learning which approaches have the most potential to develop a sustainable energy solution for cities all over the world.
Tour 2: Flevo Combined-Cycle Power Plant
This plant is a brand new facility, having only been commissioned this year. It will operate with one of the highest levels of efficiency for a gas fired power plant, at over 59 per cent net. This tour will give delegates the opportunity to see a highly flexible operating facility, which produces low emissions and results in a limited impact on the local environment.
Tour 3: Amer Power Station
Amer is the largest cogeneration unit in the Netherlands and is a front runner in applying biomass co-combustion in units that were originally designed for coal application only. This tour complements the biomass conference track that is running at the event, and will really bring the developments in this field to life.
The tours are all running on 7 June and will last approximately five hours. The Smart City tour has already had great interest, so this will also be taking place on 11 June. Each tour costs €90 per person and have limited spaces available so interested delegates are advised to book early to secure their place.
For further information please visit: https://www.pennwellregistration.com/online/LoginServlet?confId=344
The global push to find new, clean, reliable and secure sources of energy for the future is clear to see – whether it be from the tense negotiations in Copenhagen, major planned increases in offshore wind power or investment in smart grid technologies. The renewable energy community has a huge part to play in achieving that goal and Europe is at the heart of that effort as the home to many of the world’s most ambitious projects and leading innovators in every sector of renewables.
Renewable Energy World Europe embodies that spirit of ambition and innovation, as well as recognising that renewables are year by year moving closer to the centre of the energy industry. This year our panel, including utility owners, energy operators and technology producers, will discuss the optimal renewable energy mix that industry players should aim for when integrating these new technologies with their current business systems.
Another key session, ‘Expanding the options’, will look at which new renewable technologies are in the pipeline. This gives all sectors of the energy industry the chance to reflect on the cutting edge developments taking place and hear how the latest thinking will progress to reality.
Speakers from across the world will ensure that Renewable Energy World Europe sets the agenda. They will include CEOs of leading energy companies, finance experts and specialists in individual renewable energy fields, who will all provide different perspectives on the issues facing the renewable energy future.
Also on offer for all the co-located events is a tool called My Event Planner, which will help visitors maximise their time in Amsterdam. It lets visitors view exhibiting companies, products and services, and creates personalised information, based on individual preferences. Visitors will be able to receive tailored updates based on their profile, request information from exhibitors they’re interested in, receive a customised floor plan, network with other registered attendees and much more.
Running alongside the continent’s leading power industry events, POWER-GEN Europe, POWERGRID Europe and Nuclear Power Europe, Renewable Energy World Europe offers a unique forum to debate the issues, hear about the latest technologies and strategies, discuss commercial and financial topics and meet colleagues from the renewable energy community.
Now the tracks for the shows have been finalised and the key speakers are being announced there is no better time to guarantee your place at the biggest European energy conference of the year.
POWER-GEN Europe, and its co-located events, offer discounted rates for delegates registering for the associated conferences before or on 7 May 2010. There will be sessions covering all sectors of the energy industry, including discussions on where the industry goes following the climate policy uncertainty, the opportunities for smart grid evolution, required generation needs in Europe, the viability of nuclear power and much more.
As well as this, if you register as a visitor for POWER-GEN Europe, POWERGRID Europe, Nuclear Power Europe or Renewable Energy World Europe before 8 June you receive free entry into the industry exhibition. Companies from all regions of Europe will be there, from small component manufacturers to global electricity generation companies. A few key exhibitors to mention would be ABB, Mobil and Rolls-Royce, but with over 350 exhibitors already signed up, and more joining, there is sure to be no shortage of companies relevant to you.
We are also offering special rates for hotel and travel services in Amsterdam from 3-11 June, available to all guests of POWER-GEN Europe and its co-located shows.
Please don’t hesitate to book your place at this spectacular energy event as we’d really love to see you there and feel this is going to be our best show yet.
There has been a lot of interest in the new show that we have introduced to POWER-GEN Europe 2010. Nuclear Power Europe will be an important and necessary addition to our annual event. Attitudes towards nuclear energy are constantly changing but governments are having to become much more open to it.
So, what can visitors expect from the show? Well, naturally there will be a response to the Copenhagen Summit. The demands on governments to reduce carbon emissions and improve energy security have been high on the agenda and this is a chance for the industry to converge and discuss.
The conference will also explore the new reactors on offer from the main players in Europe’s nuclear industry: Westinghouse’s AP-1000, Areva’s European Pressurized Reactor (EEPR) and GE Hitachi’s Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor (ESBWR). There will also be a close examination of new build nuclear projects currently under construction: the pioneering Olkiluoto 3 plant in Finland, featuring Areva’s EPR, as well as Westinghouse’s AP 1000 reactors under development in China.
The panel discussion promises to be a highlight of the three-day event. With representatives from, among others, Greenpeace, the European Commission, RWE and Eurelectric, ‘The Viability of Nuclear Power: Politics, Economics and the Environment’ is set to be a stirring, informative and fascinating conference session. The session prior to the discussion, ‘Managing the Nuclear Supply Chain’, features expert advice from market leaders on how would-be participants in the nuclear industry can capitalize on the new opportunities.
Amid the hype of a nuclear renaissance, it can be forgotten that there is an extensive fleet of existing nuclear power plants in Europe. This brand new event aims to bring together the past, present and future of Europe’s nuclear power industry.
Dedicated sessions will look at the current work being conducted to extend the life of nuclear power stations and upgrading control equipment. A waste and decommissioning session will inform and update delegates on cutting-edge technology and methods to manage the legacy of Europe’s nuclear power stations.
While the final session, ‘The Nuclear Steam Cycle ’, will examine new developments in retrofitting the latest steam turbine technology and other efficiency improvements. Beyond the conference sessions, Nuclear Power Europe also offers a dedicated trade show floor, with numerous exhibiting companies displaying state-of-the art services, software, hardware and technologies. With over 14 00 visitors expected to attend over the three days of the event, the networking opportunities are unrivalled.
As you can see, there is a huge amount planned for Nuclear Power Europe, I’ve just touched on a selection of interesting areas, but there’s a lot more besides.
Keep an eye on this blog, and the main website for news and event information.
Tim Probert, Conference Director, Nuclear Power Europe