Power-gen event in RAI, Amsterdam
Right across the continent, European power industry professionals are making plans to gather from the 8th-10th June 2010 at RAI, Amsterdam, for the biggest annual event for their industry. Based around the 18-year old POWER-GEN Europe event and now organized into four co-located shows, this assembly of the market represents every major sector of the power industry. The three-day event provides an unequalled programme of strategic, technical, keynote and plenary sessions, along with over 450 exhibitors showcasing a diverse range of products and services.
POWER-GEN Europe 2010 is where the mainstream supply and utilities industries meet to network and get up to speed on the very latest power engineering technology. Highlights of the event will include keynote speaker Joost van Dijk, CEO of E.ON for Benelux and The Netherlands who will share his views on how the utility industry is viewing the current challenges and opportunities. One of those challenges will undoubtedly be the need for the industry to operate a leader in environmental awareness, in-line with prevailing climate change legislation. The relative failure of the Copenhagen climate change talks in December and the effect this has on the electricity sector will be the subject of a special joint plenary debate, being moderated this year by well known international broadcaster, Stephen Sackur, presenter of HARDtalk, BBC World's flagship current affairs programme. Every aspect of plant technology, development and operation will come under the microscope in the six parallel conference tracks.
Nuclear Power Europe
Nuclear Power Europe conference & exhibition is a new addition this year. With demands on governments to reduce carbon emissions and improve energy security high on the agenda, the event will be a chance for the industry to converge and discuss the opportunities this creates for the nuclear power industry.
The conference will explore the new reactors on offer from the main international players serving Europe's nuclear industry and there will also be a close examination of new build nuclear projects currently under construction, including the pioneering Olkiluoto 3 plant in Finland.
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.
Other sessions of note 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.
Global focus on electricity and renewable integration
POWERGRID Europe offers an inside look at industry adjustments, growing pains, experiments and successes in the power grid system. With a growing global focus on the transmission and distribution (T&D) of electricity, the show will feature worldwide vendors and leading utilities and a twin-track conference offering a font of insider knowledge. With sessions on communications, standards, renewable integration and the smart grid, attendees can gather a wealth of T&D knowledge in one place and interact with their fellow industry professionals on the power generation side. POWERGRID Europe offers both academics and experts alike the chance to network and exchange ideas on how to grow with the interconnecting T&D marketplace.
Renewable Energy Europe is the fourth of the co-located shows alongside POWER-GEN. The renewable energy community has a huge part to play in the global push to find clean, reliable and secure sources of energy. The outcome of the Copenhagen Summit may have been less than many hoped for, but the issues discussed in Denmark are not going to go away, on the contrary, they will become more pressing with every year.
Europe is at the heart of that renewable energy drive and home to many of the world's most ambitious projects and leading innovators' in every sector of the industry. Renewable Energy World Europe embodies that spirit of ambition and innovation, as well as recognizing that renewables are year by year moving closer to the mainstream of the energy industry. Renewable Energy World Europe will offer 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.
The event is also highlighting significant initiatives to advance renewable and sustainable technologies. The Chief Executive of Abu Dhabi's Masdar company, Frank Wouters, is a keynote speaker, and will be speaking about Masdar's European activities and the partnerships it is creating to advance know-how and experience in renewable technologies.
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