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POWERGRID Europe 2010 conference on track for June

Great run-down of the show from Electrical Review:

Powergrid Europe 2010 will feature sessions on smart grid developments, a look at technology details and a panel to discuss international smart cities, and is scheduled for 8-10 June 2010 at the RAI in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

A smart grid vendor panel featuring a variety of industry participants and a session on modeling for future networks will open the show on Tuesday 8 June. The vendor panel will discuss the concept of a smart grid, what the phrase really means and what products in that area will be of use to utilities going forward. The session on future networks will examine the use of models from wind turbine integration to the measurements required for distribution networks.

On Wednesday 9 June, attendees can visit two sessions: Interoperability: Raising the standard or Grid evolution. As projects grow and interconnect, the concept of a single set of international standards remains elusive. The interoperability session will look at the future of standards and how to coordinate the grid until we reach that goal. The evolution session will examine the practical and immediate ways the industry is moving forward in its efforts to grow a stronger grid.

On Thurs 10 June, Powergrid Europe attendees can get up close and personal with a number of smart city projects, including the developments in host city Amsterdam. Smart grids are a start, but smart cities remain the ultimate goal. The smart cities session will review a number of smart city projects from retrofitting parts of Amsterdam’s grid to completing a city from scratch with Masdar. Each city will be discussed in a presentation followed by a long group-panel-discussion where the audience is invited to ask questions and hear how the lessons learned with these projects can be applied to every city.

Along with the discussion of smart cities, attendees can see these changes in action by taking a tech tour of Amsterdam’s Climate Street project. Climate Street is a sustainable public space project under the umbrella of Amsterdam’s Smart City initiative. It is a holistic concept for sustainable inner city streets focused on learning which technologies and approaches are the most successful and offer the most potential moving forward. The Climate Street visit will include a return boat transfer, a presentation and a street tour by Amsterdam Smart City, as well as a light lunch. Two tours are offered. Attendees can choose between Tour 3 on Monday 7 June or Tour 4 on Friday 11 June.


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POWER-GEN Europe 2010 announces technical tours

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

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Be part of the future at Renewable Energy World Europe

renewable energyThe 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.

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Special rates for earlybird registration

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.

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