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POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe are currently accepting speaker abstracts for next year’s co-located conferences, being held at the Messe Wien in Vienna, Austria from 4-6 June 2013. Power industry professionals are invited to share their vision, knowledge and experience of how Europe’s long-term power supplies will be maintained with industry peers, technical and strategic decision makers and strategists. With 243 speakers and over 1,000 delegates anticipated to attend, both conferences offer a fantastic opportunity to network with leading organisations and high-level influencers, as well as giving you a chance to represent your company at the most prestigious event in the power generation industry. Each conference is broken into technical and strategic tracks covering a diverse range of topics including: hydro marine and turbo power; regulation; small scale renewable procurement and contracting; geothermal energy; coal fired power plants; and gas fired power technology operation, maintenance, refurbishment and optimisation. Issues specific to the Central and Eastern European power sector are expected to be particularly pertinent at next year’s event, as well as topics such as energy storage and integration, and matters relating to the integration of renewable energy into the power system. A full break down of suggested conference topics and themes for each of the conference can be found here:
Each conference has an independent Advisory Board responsible for selecting successful papers. The Board represents a wide cross-section of the industry and includes experienced professionals from leading European utility companies, equipment suppliers, manufacturers, service providers, associations and consultancies. The deadline for submitting papers is 21 September 2012. Abstracts can be submitted via the event websites:
Industry experts will be offered the opportunity to discuss the challenges of integration in a series of conference sessions anticipated to spark compelling debate on how to best service the evolving energy sector.
The three-day event will deliver an unequalled programme of strategic, technical, keynote and plenary sessions across two conference tracks – integration and renewable. The Integration track will feature sessions on ‘Pathways to Integration’, ‘Storage’, ‘Smart Grids’ and ‘Infrastructure Management & Grid Development’. On the Renewable track, ‘The Race for Solar Success’, ‘Renewable Energy Policy & Finance’, ‘Roads to a Wind Powered Europe’, ‘Water Power’ and ‘Bioenergies’ will be hot button issues topping the agenda.
Germany has been a global leader in renewable energy for two decades, making this year’s key theme of ‘Integrating the renewables sector’ particularly resonant.
At 09.30-11.00am on Tuesday 12th June at the KölnMesse, Cologne, Dr. Michael Süß, CEO of Siemens Energy Sector, will deliver a joint keynote alongside fellow power industry professionals Philip Lowe, Director General, European Commission and Bernhard Fischer CEO, E.ON Energie, Germany. Conference director, Nigel Blackaby, will also deliver a speech prior to the opening of the exhibition floor.
The interplay between policies, technology and end-user suppliers is very complex, so having such pre-eminent industry experts delivering the keynote will allow delegates to gain a thorough understanding of the complete spectrum of issues faced now and in the future.
Philip Lowe will take to the floor to discuss the challenges of helping member states achieve sustainable and secure energy supplies for the future, while Dr. Michael Süß will provide delegates with an in-depth overview of how industry and regulatory trends are influencing development of power technology, as well as providing his perspective on the direction of future developments. Bernhard Fischer’s insightful presentation will analyse how local and EU directives influence power suppliers and what this means for both end users and businesses involved in the power supply chain.
The keynote session is free to attend for attendees of all three co-located shows. For more information about the keynote speakers, please visit the POWER-GEN Europe 2012 website at www.powergeneurope.com. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of POWER-GEN Europe, and for additional information on the companies exhibiting and the topics being discussed at this milestone event, please visit the website.
As in previous years, POWER-GEN Europe 2012 will also feature a conference running alongside the exhibition floor, with in-depth sessions covering a range of topics related to the European power sector. There will be several topics ‘tracks’, with each one including several sessions around a common theme. The latest track will look at the issue of integration, and was decided at the Advisory Board earlier in November. The session programme for this will be announced in the first quarter of next year, and you can expect to see sessions presented on flexible generation, electricity storage, smart grids and infrastructure management and grid development
Alongside this new track with be six parallel tracks covering strategy and business issues facing power producers and carbon reduction technologies, including several session focusing on the technology options for carbon capture and storage (CCS) and its cost implications. Optimisation and flexibility are two of the main themes that will be covered in the gas fired generation track and biomass will be a central topic in the track dealing with other combustion technologies.
The remaining tracks will present a full programme of presentations in the areas of power plant control and automation as well as operations and maintenance. Delegates can expect to hear from all the major equipment supplies as well as a host of specialist engineering supply and service experts.
For those wanting to learn more about renewable technologies there will be sessions devoted to specific technologies as well as the finance and investment issues. A special session looking at how the municipal power companies are approaching renewables in Germany will be one of the highlights. The nuclear programme will include an examination of the results and implications of the European stress tests on nuclear plants, the opportunities for integration, and the issue of decommissioning – an increasingly relevant subject for Germany.
Delegates to all three conferences can attend any sessions including those covering renewable energy and the sessions devoted to nuclear power.
With POWER-GEN Europe having served the information and networking needs of the power sector for 20 years and now co-located with Renewable Energy World Europe, this combined conference and exhibition is perfectly placed to provide a platform for market integration of these complementary sectors. To register your attendance to the show, please visit our website.
Energy experts now agree that Europe’s future electricity supply will require an increasing convergence between the existing fossil fuel sources and the fast-growing renewable generation sector. Nowhere is this fusing of interests required more than in Germany, in the light of the government’s decision to phase out all nuclear power by 2022. The case for integration is now compelling and this issue will be the overriding theme of the POWER-GEN Europe 2012 conference, scheduled for 12-14 June at the KölnMesse.
Earlier in November, the POWER-GEN Europe 2012 Advisory Board, made up of around 70 experienced power industry figures, met in Munich to discuss current issues affecting the European power industry and plan the 2012 conference. As well as identifying leading industry speakers to be invited to POWER-GEN Europe 2012, the Advisory Board had over 320 technical abstracts to choose from in formulating sessions of interest to delegates. A further 180 proposals were submitted to the committees planning the Renewable Energy World Europe and Nuclear Power Europe conferences and all three groups worked closely together in order produce a co-ordinated and comprehensive programme coving the entire spectrum of power generation.
The debate among many Advisory Board members was how Germany will fare without a new generation of nuclear power plants and the phasing out of the existing fleet, coupled with growing opposition to coal-fired generation. Whatever your position on this issue, it is clear that Germany’s power sector will experience a period of change and that traditional power sources will need to be integrated with renewable sources such as wind and solar to create a smart energy solution. The decision on nuclear power may be the catalyst needed to jump-start this revolution.
These issues will be discussed in depth during the sessions and conferences running at POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy Europe this year. For more information on the show, please visit the website and visit the LinkedIn page for the show.
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