The REF-2013 Moscow, 2nd Sustainable Energy Forum in Russia & CIS will be held on November 12-13 in the capital of the CIS region.

Venue of the Forum is Best Vestern Vega Hotel and Convention Centre, Moscow.

REF-2013 Moscow is devoted to renewable energy,  energy efficiency and smart grid projects development in Russia and CIS.

As a key event of this autumn in Russia, REF-2013 Moscow organized by IBCentre in close cooperation with the Ministry of Energy of RF and the State Duma of Russian Federation and in partnership with the leading Russian and international Associations working for sustainable energy development.

REF-2013 Moscow is a meeting point for professionals, whose activities are connected with the Russian market of energy efficiency, smart grid and renewable energy (solar energy, wind energy, small hydropower and energy from biomass). The Forum creates a business platform for exchange of experience, communication, presentation of investment projects and for finding the investors in the field of solar and wind energy, small hydropower businesses and projects in the sphere of energy efficiency in Russia and on the CIS markets.


- how legislative platform for renewable energy development in Russia and other CIS countries works today;
- what markets of renewable energy in Eastern Europe are now in the focus of interests among key market-players;
- how the mechanism of PSC (contracts for power supply) may contribute to the formation of renewable energy market of the Russian Federation;
- whether Russian companies can provide conditions of "local content" in the implementation of renewable energy projects;
- how to build an effective business on the basis of renewable energy facilities;
- the prospect of creating a Russian industry of specialized equipment for renewable energy facilities;
- risks in the implementation of projects in the energy sector in Russia and other CIS countries.


- Solar Energy  (Focus Session of the Forum on Nov. 12th)
- Wind Energy (Focus Session of the Forum on Nov. 12th)
- Small Hydropower (Focus Session of the Forum on Nov. 13th)
- Energy form biofuel & biogas (Focused Seminar on Nov. 13th)
- Energy Efficiency in Industry (Conference "REF-2013: ENERGY EFFICIENCY" on Nov. 13th)
- Cogeneration (Conference "REF-2013: ENERGY EFFICIENCY" on Nov. 13th)
- Smart Grids (Focus Session on Nov. 13th)


- General panels on state policy, legislation, financing and invenstments in sustainable energy of Russia and CIS
- Focus sessions, Conference on Energy Efficiency, Biogas Seminar
- Business Matchmaking
- !!! Sustainable Energy Awards (SEA-2013) will name the best projects in the CIS in 2013
- Evening Networking Reception
- Exhibition of sustainable energy technologies, projects and solutions

The REF-2013 Moscow is supported by international and national professional organizations and associations: WWEA (World Wind Energy Association), EPIA (European Association of Photovoltaics), Russian Solar Energy Association, Belorassia Renewable Energy Association, German Solar Industry Association, Romanian Photovoltaic Industry Assosiation, Bulgarian Photovoltaic Association, Ukrainian Renewable Energy Association APEU, Ukrainian Wind Energy Association UWEA and others.

Among the Partners of the Forum: AEG Power Solutions (General Sponsor), Wind Parks of Ukraine (Mega Watt Sponsor), Helios Strategia (Mega Watt Sponsor), Martifer Solar (Sponsor of Solar Energy Session), US Solar (Sponsor of Solar Energy Session), Pavlenko & Poberezhnyul Law Group (Law Partner) and Dominion Law Group (Partner on Law Assistance).

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EBRD provides €25.2 million for Georgia

The EBRD is helping to strengthen the stability and reliability of the Georgia’s transmission network, with a €25.2 million sovereign loan, which will facilitate increased trade in regional electricity and the development of renewable sources of energy in Georgia.

The loan, which is on-lent to the Georgian State Electrosystem (GSE) – the state-owned electricity transmission company – is part of a larger project that will finance the construction of a new substation in Jvari, as well as 68 km of transmission lines from the existing Kavkasioni line to Jvari and Khorga.

The project will provide a vital transmission link between Enghuri, which is the main generating asset located in the northwest of Georgia, and the main regions of consumption in the central and eastern parts of the country. The loan was signed on 25 October 2013, in the presence of various government officials, including the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Energy.

source: EBRD

Romanian National Plumbing Conference - Sinaia 2013, November 13 - 15

The 48th National Conference - Plants for the Third Millennium is the theme of Romanian National Plumbing Conference . Focus will be on increasing the energy efficiency of buildings and installations.

Synthesis papers that are presented at the conference :
-The provisions of Directive 2010 / 31/CE European Parliament on the energy performance of buildings ;
-Emergency Ordinances no. 18/2009 and 69 /2010 on increasing the energy performance of housing blocks ;
-Methodologies for calculating the energy performance of buildings and related facilities ;
-Energy audits and energy certification of buildings and installations in the EU and Romania ;
-Expertise thermal power plants and heating and ventilation systems ;
-Use of non-conventional energy for heating and hot water .

Conference organizers :
AIIR - Association of Building Engineers in Romania ; ACES - Academy Central
European Science and Art , MARD - Ministry of Administration and Regional Development ; FII - Faculty of Engineering Installations UTCBucurest , FI - Faculty of Building UTCluj -Napoca , FCI - Faculty of Civil Engineering UTGh.Asachi - Iasi FC - Faculty of Civil UPTimisoara Department of Plants , SIEAR - company electrical engineering from Romania ; AGFR - General Association of Refrigeration in Romania ; NCRI - Romanian National Committee on Illumination , ARTECNO Bucharest.

With the participation of : REHVA - Federation of European Heating and Air - Conditioning Associations ; DANUBE CHAPTER ASHRAE - American Society of Heating , Refrigerating and Air - Conditioning Engineers, Chapter Danube.

The conference will be held roundtables on topics of importance with the participation of national and international personalities from the installation .

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY. RENEWABLE ENERGY - 2013, Kiev, Ukraine - November 5–8

VI International Specialized Exhibition «ENERGY EFFICIENCY. RENEWABLE ENERGY - 2013» - is the leading event on the territory of Ukraine in the field of the effective use of fuel and energy resources, renewable energy sources and alternative types of fuel will take place in Kyiv on November 5-8, 2013 at the largest Ukrainian International exhibition area.

The Business program of concomitant measures foresees the holding of the International Investment Business Forum on energy efficiency and alternative energy.

ORGANIZER: The State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving
CO-ORGANIZER: International Exhibition Centre, Ltd.
INDUSTRY PARTNER: Ukrainian Wind Energy Association

Venue: International Exhibition Centre
Levoberezhna subway station, 15 Brovarsky Ave., Kyiv, Ukraine

Cro Eco Energy Expo 2013

5th International Renewable Energy Fair is a regional fair event, specializing in new technologies, equipment and services in the field of renewable energy. The fair, which will take place in Varaždin Sports Hall from November 11th to 17th, 2013 and will covers  various topics.

The fair is conceived of a platform which should promote and exchange experience and knowledge in the field of renewable energy sources and which brings together companies, international institutions and numerous professionals from this area.

In addition, participants are invited to participate in interesting and constructive discussion panels and presentations.

November 11-17 2013.
Varaždin Arena, Croatia
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The future of Solar Energy in Romania. 5th International Conference.

According to IHS iSuppli Market Research - Top 10 Solar Market Predictions for 2013, Romania will emerge as PV market to watch in 2013. Romania will expand from virtually no solar installations to capacity of several hundred megawatts. Photovoltaic plants that will be connected to the national power system, will produce as much power as the 2 reactors from the Cernavoda nuclear power plant.

In the framework of the 2 days international PV conference the participants can get informed from 1st class speakers about latest trends on European level, the news in Romanian legislation, financing issues, profitability, practical information about planning and installation of PV projects as well as grid integration and stabilization. They will receive a compact overview on the Romanian PV market.

The conference also provides a platform through which participants can network with leading market players to discuss the solar industry's role - both in Europe and within the broader global context.

20th-21st of November 2013, EXPOROM-Bucharest

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REPOM currently fully manages the operations of 7 projects totaling some 36 MW installed power

REPOM currently fully manages the operations of 7 projects totalling some 36 MW installed power (wind and solar). Together with the other projects currently in the pipeline, REPOM estimates to reach an installed managed capacity of over 80 MW till end of this year and over 150 MW till end of next year.


ExpoEnergiE 2013 was a total fiasco

ExpoEnergiE 2013 International trade fair for renewable energy, conventional energy, equipment and technologies for the oil and natural gas industry Bucharest, Romania was a total fiasco. 

Very few companies, lax organization, activities almost nonexistent. Moreover the time period chosen don't was the best and kept the number of visitors to very small numbers..

Maybe next year Romexpo will seriously consider to don't organize longer this fair . Are other similar fairs in Bucharest where we can get many more companies and events.

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SEE HYDROPOWER project seminar

On 25th of October 2012 will be held a seminar, organized in the framework of SEE HYDROPOWER project, financed by South-East Europe Transnational Cooperation Programme. The project aims to promote the hydro energy production in SEE countries, by the optimization of water resource exploitation, in a compatible way with other water users, and following environmental friendly approaches.

Main activities of the project concerns the definition of policies, methodologies and tools for a better water & hydropower planning and management; the establishment of common criteria for preserving water bodies; to assess strategies to improve hydropower implementation (such as SHP); testing studies in pilot catchments of partner countries; promotion and dissemination of project outcomes among target groups all over the SEE Region countries.

During the event the project coordinator of ENER-SUPPLY Mr. Marco Caponigro will focus the participants’ attention on the importance of the role of capacity building.

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Turkey have new Viessmann Production Site

German boiler manufacturer Viessmann has opened a new production site in Manisa, Turkey. An official opening ceremony was held, according to the Turkish media.

The site will be Viessmann’s first production site in Turkey and one of largest in Europe. Viessmann invested some EUR 19 million in the site, which is a dedicated combi boiler production plant and has an annual production of around 100,000 units.


Czech Korado buy Licon Heat

The Czech Korado, a leading manufacturer of steel panel, towel warmer and design radiators, has finalised the joint effort in the process of taking over Licon Heat, s.r.o. Since 1 October 2013, Korado has become the owner of Licon Heat, which is one of the leading producers of a wide range of convectors and fan-coils.

According to Aleš Zouhar, Korado’s Business Manager, incorporating Licon Heat into Korado Group provided the company with a significant advantageous competitive position that consists in enlargement of the product range by new commodities while preserving a high standard of all related services which their customers are used to.


Poland : Practical Aspects of Investments in Green Energy

The conference will cover: the practical aspects of implementing investments in RES, good practices in the design of investments connected with the construction of small hydropower plants, wind farms, photovoltaic farms and biogas plants, the key stages of investment preparation for implementation (examples of specific projects), ways to increase revenues from green energy production, the latest technologies used in renewable energy. The conference will also address the issues related to the prospects of renewable energy development in Poland and the current progress of work on legislative acts influencing further RES development in Poland.

Conference objectives:

• Promoting RES industry;
• Presenting the benefits arising from investments in RES and inviting to investments in this sector;
• Introducing the key stages of preparing the investment for implementation;
• Presenting the prospects for RES industry development in Poland;
• Presenting the best solutions for investors in the field of administrative, technical and financial processes;
• Creating an opportunity to discuss the current situation in RES industry.

Date: Thursday, 17/10/2013
Place: Warsaw Exhibition Centre EXPO XXI
Time: 9.00 a.m - 4.00 p.m
Language: Polish

Organizer: Redaktion
Partner: REECO Poland Sp. z o. o.
Services: Free of charge

Emerson at Renexpo Poland 2013

Utility scale PV inverter systems with high efficiency. Emerson with its local presence deliver exemplary solutions for optimal solar inverter systems for PV power plants in the MW-range.

The inverters are on short call and equipped with standard and extremely compact Unidrive SPM inverter modules, which have already proven themselves in many industrial applications. This means high availability for the user.

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Rooftop Solar PV in Romania – Latest changes & challenges. Key insights on developing solar projects in Romania.

With recently approved EGO of the law 220/2008 regulating renewable energy development in Romania, the Romanian Energy Regulatory Body ANRE waiting for EU Approval for the proposed FiT and moments away from their release of the new technical requirements for connecting photovoltaic plants to the network, there will be plenty of news to share with our audience.

PVRomania continues its successful series of conferences dedicated to rooftop solar PV installations, and we give you ahead notice of our next project: “Rooftop Solar PV Romania 2013 – Latest changes & challenges. Key insights on developing solar projects in Romania”, that will take place on October 22, 2013, at the InterContinental Hotel in Bucharest.

Rooftop installations are one of the PV industry’s largest potential for development once the feed-in tariff will be implemented for installations bellow 1 MW.

Following the general conference in February dedicated to rooftop installations, we noticed increased demand from our attendants to go into details of developing these types of projects, and also the need to clarify the current situation of the industry that has been constantly suffering from rumors.

Therefore PV Romania is preparing a practical debate that will once again gather all relevant factors of the industry at the same conference.


- Managers of companies with large roof areas such as industrial and logistic warehouses, office and commercial buildings, hospitality and large parking buildings
- Companies active in the solar PV industry – developers, EPC, engineering, construction
- Lawyers and consultants who will present specific aspects related to the development of a rooftop project, from real-estate to technical issues and implementation
- Representatives of banks and financial institutions
- Representatives of the Romanian authorities regulating the energy market
- Representatives of the grid operator

October 22, 2013, InterContinental Hotel, Bucharest.

source : PVRomania

Apricus Solar Hot Water System Overview

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Romanian Energy Annual Report 2013

The 2013 edition of the Energy Annual Report also shines a spotlight on local companies that picked their way through energy heavyweights, looks at developments on the country’s energy exchange, legislation, the race for green energy, all peppered with insight from the most prominent players on the market.

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TÜV Rheinland Quality Monitor – Solar 2013: Cost Pressure Increases Risks to Quality of Solar Systems

TÜV Rheinland, the independent testing service provider, used Intersolar Europe as an opportunity to present the Solar 2013 quality monitor. For the first time, experts from the solar industry's leading testing company analyzed comprehensive data material from the past few years so that they could evaluate the current state of the art with regard to quality and industry trends.

The study showed that: "There is a pressing need to improve quality throughout projects to plan and implement photovoltaic systems," states Willi Vaaßen, Head of the Solar Energy division at TÜV Rheinland. In previous years, around 30% of all large-scale systems approved by TÜV Rheinland have shown serious defects relating either to severe safety-relevant faults that require direct action or to a substantial number of faults that significantly impair system functionality. In addition, according to Vaaßen: "Half of all faults identified are installation errors."

Analyses by TÜV Rheinland indicate that laboratory tests on photovoltaic modules must establish whether new module types have been well engineered to meet the requirements of the requisite IEC design certification. The number of faults detected in certification tests has decreased significantly: In 2002, 54% of all modules were still failing the IEC design certification at TÜV Rheinland in Germany. By 2012, the error rate had fallen rapidly to 10%. Although a very good sign, only limited conclusions can be drawn about the quality of modules in series production. Jörg Althaus, also Head of Solar Energy at TÜV Rheinland, comments: "Our more extensive tests on the workmanship quality and longevity of modules show that some manufacturers are not capable of ensuring consistently high quality in series production." In addition, experts believe that while the quest to save money in modules may well lead to innovations, the targeted material savings can have a negative impact on quality. Althaus: "At present, manufacturers are often overhasty in launching new products on the market, even if they are still having teething problems." A deterioration in the quality of testing and certification can also be seen around the world, as well as a reduced propensity among manufacturers to consistently abide by certification rules.

For this reason, TÜV Rheinland is calling for a solar quality road map to ensure acceptance in society of solar energy and safeguard its reliable contribution to the energy transition in the long run. According to the experts at TÜV Rheinland, a program of this type would center on improving quality assurance processes in production and installation. This must incorporate intensified monitoring of these measures during production and in the end product – including the use of market observation instruments – as well as random testing of photovoltaic modules in specific projects and monitoring of the quality of the installation and system construction and operation.

For the Solar 2013 quality monitor, the experts at TÜV Rheinland used its solar laboratory in Cologne to analyze the fault statistics in photovoltaic modules tested between 2002 and 2012 as well as errors in the initial acceptance of large-scale systems performed by the experts in previous years. The Solar quality monitor also incorporates the results of the PV+Test and energy yield test carried out by TÜV Rheinland for various photovoltaic modules, allowing the reliability of electricity generation and the energy yield to be compared. Finally, the study also uses the initial results of a research project examining fire protection in photovoltaic systems.

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The largest integrated environmental project in Romania : wastewater treatment plant at Glina.

Bucharest General Mayor Sorin Oprescu and Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Rovana Plumb signed a funding agreement for a project for the finalisation of a wastewater treatment plant at Glina.

According to the Bucharest General Mayoralty, the project 'Finalising the wastewater treatment plant at Glina, rehabilitating the main sewerage collectors and the Dambovita collecting sewage' is an integrated project that marks an important stage in the overall rehabilitation and expansion of the city's sewage system. This will be the largest integrated environmental project in Romania of the past 20 years.

The project's worth is put at 416,519,607 euros, VAT included. The money comes under operational programme the environment (62.63 per cent), the national budget (7.70 per cent), the Bucharest City budget (0.71 per cent) and other legal sources (28.96 per cent).

'This is the biggest such plant in South-Eastern Europe and it allows for the cleaning up of the Dambovita River and part of the Arges River, thus precluding the pollution of the Danube and the Black Sea,' according to Oprescu.

He said that the second phase of the project should end on December 31, 2015.

'The project I signed today is the biggest integrated environmental project in Romania, the widest ranging one and most impactful, symbolising respect to the citizens and the environment. Moreover, it is for the first time in Romania that one of the newest green technologies is being implemented, for mud treatment, with the construction of a mud incinerator related to the project. I hope that over 2 million citizens of Bucharest City ad 11 localities in the environs will benefit from a sewage system that is up to the highest European standards, and we also hope to diminish pollution of the Dambovita basin, the Danube and Black Sea to a minimum,' said Minister Plumb.

In another line of thought, she added that Romania has reached an absorption rate of 1 billion euro under operational programme the environment.

source : AGERPRES

5th Renewable and Clean Energy International Conference and Exhibition, Yerevan, Armenia

The Renewable and Clean Energy Public Council of Armenia and UNDP-GEF Climate Change program announce the 5th Renewable and Clean Energy International Conference and Exhibition "The Prospects of Low Carbon Development in Armenia" to be held in Yerevan, Armenia in October 24-25, 2013.

The purpose of the Conference is to provide the united public platform to all stakeholders such as NGOs, agencies, manufacturing, scientific and financing authorities and other field actors for presentation and discussion of renewable energy and energy efficiency development trends and potential, policies and strategies in Renewable and Clean Energy new developments; best practice and other topical issues. All admitted experimental and scientific papers and material will be published in the Conference Proceedings. The participation of foreign experts is envisaged.

The Conference topics are the policy and strategy of low carbon development, national energy security and ecology aspects, trends and development barriers, new technologies and investment best practice.

For participation and abstract submission please refer to the Conference Secretariat by e-mail: or, as well as on an electronic carrier to 5/1, Miasnikyan Ave., Yerevan 0025, Armenia, Scientific Research Institute of Energy, 5th floor; telephone:  +374 10 551023 .

Armenia : Improving Energy Efficiency of Municipal Heating and Hot Water Supply

"Improving Energy Efficiency of Municipal Heating and Hot Water Supply" UNDP-GEF 00035799 project. The Report summarizes the achievements of the Project and formulates key recommendations concerning the future development of energy efficient heat supply market in Armenia.

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