Romania: energynomics Awards 2017

The fifth edition of the Gala Awards organized by will put a full point to the business rush of the year, to open the holiday season, and start on dreaming on the daring plans for 2018!

Once again in the sophisticated premises of the National Military Center, in Bucharest, we will point to the performers of the year. All the sectors – electricity, O&G, renewables, thermo, and mining, and all the themes – energy efficiency, smart energy, M&A, investments, will be revealed in the right light and in cold balance. More is still to be said and done. Thus the theme of the 2017 Awards Gala is “More”.

The energynomics Awards 2017 enjoy the support and trust of the most reputed institutions and associations of local energy.

The energynomics Awards project is mostly self-financed, proposed and organized by Wing Media Energy Consulting, through and its partners: Aggreko, Banca Transilvania, CE Oltenia, Electrica Furnizare, E.ON România, Enel România, EnergoBit, Enevo Group, Expert Petroleum, Hidroelectrica, Klarmedia, MET Energy România, Nuclearelectrica, PETROTEL LUKOIL, Romgaz, Rottco Consult, Sameday, Sand Hill Romania, Schneider Electric, Stratum Enclosures, Swiss Corner, Transelectrica, Transgaz.

Strategic partners for energynomics Awards 2017: ACUE, AFEER, AIIR, ARBIO, Camera de Comerţ Româno-Germană, EfdeN, EPG, ROPEPCA, RPIA, RWEA.

Media partners for energynomics Awards 2017: Agerpres, Bursa, BusinessMark, EE&RE and Smart Cities, White Paper Consulting.

Monitoring partner: Klarmedia.

Beverages offered by Domeniile Sâmbureşti,Chivas, Aqua Carpatica, Crama Histria.


Access to the competition is free and open to any company operating in the Romanian energy sector, regardless of size, sector of activity or shareholder structure.

Since 2017, the energynomics Awards has as its primary role to provide the energy community in Romania with successful models, aspirational benchmarks and case studies from exceptional organizations and personalities.

Altogether, the energynomics Awards 2017 aims to highlight the achievements of the energy sector for a better visibility to the business partners and general public.

The Jury

To select the winners, the jury will examine each application based on three fundamental principles.

SUCCESS – the proposals should prove commercial success in the activity sector of the respective company.
IMPACT – the proposals must have measurable impact on the energy sector, upon the community or the economy as a whole.
INNOVATION – the proposals should have introduced the Romanian energy sector with certain products / services / innovative business practices which contribute to the healthy development of the business.

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30 million USD financing package to boost energy-efficient and renewable energy investments

The EBRD and the European Investment Bank (EIB) are planning to support energy-efficient and renewable energy investment in Egypt through a financing package to ALEXBANK in the amount of up to US$ 30 million under the Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF) for Egypt. The EBRD is providing a financing facility of up to US$ 15 million to ALEXBANK for on-lending to private companies for energy-efficiency and renewable energy projects. The EIB is expected to join the facility with an additional US$ 15 million in financing at a later stage and to team up with EBRD to further strengthen sustainable energy measures in Egypt.

The finance line is the third extended under GEFF Egypt, a comprehensive programme for sustainable energy investment through financial institutions, supported by a €23.3 million grant provided by the European Union Neighbourhood Investment Facility .

Comprehensive technical assistance will provide support to ALEXBANK in the design of business development tools and the successful implementation of the energy-efficiency and small-scale renewable energy facility.

source EBRD

Register for our Webinar - Large Heat Pump Applications in Europe: 15 success stories

The European Heat Pump Association is pleased to invite you to an online webinar launching our new publication "Large scale heat pumps in Europe: 15 examples of realized and successful projects”.here.

While heat pumps are known in residential solutions, they are much less recognized for their contribution in commercial and industrial applications. However it is this market segment, where they are quickly becoming hidden champions.

Our webinar aims at explaining how large heat pumps generate renewable energy from air, water and ground, improve energy efficiency, supply energy security in several industry sectors.

During the webinar, you will also have a chance to get to know the DryFiciency project, which is focusing on increasing energy efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions in waste heat recovery in industrial drying processes.

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15.00 "Presentation of large heat pumps and their potential", University of Stuttgart
15.15 "15 success stories large heat pumps in Europe", Eric Delforge, Mayekawa
15.30 "Large heat pump applications in drying - the DryFiciency project", Michael Lauermann, Austrian Institute of Technology
15.45  Discussion and Q&A session

Renexpo BiH 2017. 4th International Trade Fair and Conferences on Renewables, Energy Efficiency, Environment protection and Water treatment in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The 4th international trade fair on renewable energy, energy efficiency, water and inovation RENEXPO® BiH will be held on 8th and 9th November 2017 at the Hotel Hills in Sarajevo. This year, as in previous years, the trade fair brings together investors, experts, representatives of state and local institutions, business leaders in the field of renewable energy, environmental protection, water and waste management and therefore RENEXPO® BiH represents an event that should not miss all those who want to improve their business and keep up with the future.


Program consists of conferences, seminars, workshops, panels, roundtables, forums and B2B meetings which aims to exchange knowledge and experience with mutual cooperation and achieve common goals in the future. Also, the exibition area of the fair which is spread over 1,500 square meters, will feature more than 80 regional and international industry leaders in the fields of biogas, biomass, hydropower, energy efficiency, waste management, water and wind energy, flood protection, use of heat pumps.

Presentations of their activities, new technologies and products will be available to visitors free of charge and they can also apply for the guided tour of the fair. Expected number of visitors this year is more than 2.000.

Conference program
- 4th International Small Hydropower BiH Conference
Wind Power
- 3rd International Wind Power BiH Conference
- 4th International Biomass in BiH
- Conference - Measures to improve usage of biomass in energy production and Cogeneration
-2nd Sustainable Waste Water and Drinking Water Management in BiH Conference
-1st Project Preparation in Water Infrastructure Workshop
Solid Waste
- 2nd Solid Waste Management BiH Conference- Waste to Energy
Energy Efficiency
-4th Energy Effi ciency Conference
-1st ESCO & Energy Efficiency Workshop

8th and 9th November 2017
Hotel Hills, Sarajevo, BiH

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Biochemical Engineering 2018

Conference Series Ltd welcomes you to attend the 6th Asia Pacific Congress on chemical and Biochemical Engineering during September 19-20, 2018 Macau, Hong Kong. We cordially invite all the interested participants in sharing their knowledge, research and gaining the information in the arena of petroleum and its allied areas.

Conferences Series LLC Organizes 1000+ Conferences Every Year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific societies and Publishes 500+ Open access journals which contains over 30000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

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Romanian Energy Efficiency Forum, October 4th, October, InterContinental Hotel

The Romanian Energy Efficiency Forum, the most important annual event dedicated to energy efficiency and the development of sustainable energy programs, has reached its fourth edition, at an opportune moment in this field, taking into account the new strategies for the implementation of the EU Directive no. 27/2012.

Organized by the Romanian Association for the Promotion of Energy Efficiency (ARPEE) together with GOVNET Conferences, the event will bring to light both the opportunities and the challenges encountered during the implementation of energy efficiency programs, bringing together key people among specialists and authorities in this sector - Representatives of the Government, Regulatory Authorities and Private Companies.

Among the topics to be debated are the ways to implement customized energy efficiency projects on the local market, the latest innovations in energy efficiency technology, the shortest road from legislation to implementation, passing through all phases - from design, financing , regulation, operation, suppliers and beneficiaries.

Amarenco acquires French renewable energy developer Groupe Carré

Amarenco, an independent power producer based in Ireland, has announced its acquisition of Groupe Carré, one of the leading renewable energy project developers active in France. This acquisition supports Amarenco’s strategic objectives and strengthens its position in France’s promising wind and solar energy markets. Operating under the brand name Amarenco France, the new entity has the depth of skills, experience and financial girth to quickly become one of the main vertically integrated IPPs active in the country.

Over the last few years, Amarenco has been developing its activities in France where it invested over 300 million euros to build its renewable energy asset portfolio in the country. In 2016, Amarenco entered a strategic collaboration agreement with Groupe Carré, whereby Amarenco gained access to the French company’s extensive Asset Management and O&M expertise. Groupe Carré, founded in 2008 by Olivier Carré, has installed and operated several hundreds of commercial and utility scale photovoltaics projects in France over the last decade.

After such a successful initial collaboration, this acquisition was our next logical step. Over the months, we have developed a deep understanding of our respective strengths and we now have a clear idea of how to leverage our synergies to launch a path of fast growth, said Alain Desvigne, Amarenco’s chairman. Together, we can become involved in an increasingly large number of projects, at any stage of their development, everywhere in France.

The respective services and capabilities of Amarenco and Groupe Carré are an excellent match. Amarenco has extensive experience in acquiring, owning and operating renewable energy assets, whereas Groupe Carré has all the required expertise to develop, build and maintain projects.

For the last 10 years, we have collaborated with farmers, local authorities and businesses to deliver a vast array of high quality PV installations. From our clients’ perspective, this acquisition will offer the increased safety of having a partner with extremely firm foundations, as well as give them access to a turnkey PV and wind energy project installation offering, concluded Olivier Carré, former President of Groupe Carré and Amarenco France’s new CEO.

The acquisition of Groupe Carré, a company with a long track-record of project development, construction and O&M in France, strengthens Amarenco’s position in the country as a leading independent renewable energy producer.


Moody’s: Emerging markets to lead pack on renewable energy

Emerging markets are set to eclipse developed nations next year in their capacity to generate wind and solar power as equipment costs fall and the energy market approaches “peak coal”, according to Moody’s, the credit rating agency.

While developed countries have long been leaders in renewable power generation, emerging economies are close to overtaking them, bringing their total installed capacity of wind and solar to 307GW and 272GW — respectively 51 per cent and 53 per cent of global capacity, according to Moody’s calculations. China accounts for the lion’s share of the upsurge.

But Middle East and north African countries are scheduled to have installed 14GW in solar plants by the end of 2018 — a seven-fold increase from 2015. Central and South America are also expected to reach 14GW, nearly five times more than in 2015, while India is set to hit 28GW, a jump of nearly six times.

RENEXPO® Poland 2017 – the seventh edition of the largest trade fair in Poland devoted to renewable sources of energy is approaching

For several years, the International Trade Fair for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency is the place where trade specialists meet, exchange experience and present novelties related to renewable sources of energy. This year will be the same. The seventh edition of the RENEXPO® Poland 2017 trade fair will be held between October 25 and 27 in the Warsaw EXPO XXI Center. The event is organized by REECO Poland.

The idea behind the trade fair is to present the offers of exhibitors to a specific and strictly specified target group. The RENEXPO® Poland trade fair is unique this aspect and it has a higher purpose. It is an international platform for meetings for experts in the field of renewable sources of energy and, at the same time, it shows the potential and the development opportunities of this market in our country. The organizers of the trade fair took care about an extensive substantive part which inspires discussions and search for innovative solutions. The three days of the trade fair are three days filled with international conferences, trade forums and congresses during which topics essential for the market of renewable sources of energy are discussed.

Every year the RENEXPO® Poland trade fair shows stronger and stronger arguments that the production, distribution and consumption of renewable energy is simple as well as profitable in a longer time perspective.


Ariston Thermo acquires in the USA the majority of HTP

Paolo Merloni with David Davis
Ariston Thermo, a worldwide leading group in the thermal comfort industry, acquired the 51% of HTP, a US company leader in innovative and high-efficiency solutions for water heating and heating.

With over 40 years of history and a well-established presence in the USA, HTP offers a range of high efficient products both for water heating, thanks to the production of electric,gas and solar water heaters and of cylinders, and for heating, with a full line of residential and commercial condensing boilers. The company enjoys a distinctive positioning in the North American market supported by a strong reputation in terms of quality and reliability of its products; its offer is very consistent with the one of Ariston Thermo and this will allow to gain significant synergies and to accelerate development over the next few years.

“With this new acquisition, Ariston Thermo continues its path of growth, reinforcing its presence in the North American market” explained Paolo Merloni, Executive Chairman of Ariston Thermo. “HTP means a strong brand, a wide range of innovative products coherent with Ariston Thermo’s offer and strategy, the presence of local production facilities and most of all the expertise of its management team, with whom we share the passion for the most
advanced technologies and the strategy to strive for high efficiency. This partnership will allow Ariston Thermo to accelerate its development path in a relevant market such as North America, complementing the successful acquisition of NTI one year ago. HTP and NTI will continue to act independently on the markets”.

Founded by Raymond B. Davis in 1974, the company was developed and successfully led for over thirty years by his son David, who will remain with HTP both as shareholder and as CEO, with the aim of accelerating the growth of the company leveraging on his management capabilities and market expertise and thanks to the partnership with Ariston Thermo Group. HTP is headquartered in New Bedford, in the Bristol County in Massachusetts, USA, where it employs 235 people and owns two production sites. In 2016, the company realized sales for 87 million US dollars (around 80 million Euros), representing one of the most dynamic realities in the industry with a significant growth rate of over 10% per annum in the last five years. With HTP, Ariston Thermo clearly reinforces its presence in the North American market, after the acquisition of the Canadian company NTI in August 2016. The two companies, given their product ranges and strengths, are strongly complementary.

Moldova: first kindergarten like passive house in Calarasi

The most energy-efficient public building in Moldova was inaugurated in 22 June in Calarasi town. DoReMicii kindergarten has been designed and built according to German energy efficiency standards with financial support and technical assistance from the Federal Republic of Germany, provided through the KfW Development Bank within the framework of the “Social Infrastructure and Energy Efficiency” Project, implemented by the Moldova Social Investment Fund.

With the total area of 1100 square meters, the institution will accommodate about 100 children and, the maintenance cost for lighting, heating and cooling will be the same as for a three-room apartment - about 2000-2500 lei per month.

All stages of this construction have been monitored by German engineers and specialists in energy efficiency. I hope that this will have a positive influence on the local authorities budget and that Calarasi town will have many tourists, who will be interested to get acquainted with this new pioneering attraction. Regarding construction costs amounting to 1.15 million euros, the Federal Republic of Germany has assumed more than 1 million euros, which are non-reimbursable. In the coming years, KfW will invest significant financial resources in several large-scale projects in Calarasi," Ulrike Knotz said.

The total amount of investment spent on construction of this institution according to the German standard of a passive house in Calaras town made EUR1,043,466 fully financed from grant provided by the German Development Bank (KfW). The contribution of Calarasi Town Hall was 600,000 lei (used for design and furniture procurement) and the contribution of the Energy Efficiency Fund was 908,800 lei (used for electronic equipment and kitchen equipment).

During the event, the German expert in energy efficiency and kindergarten architect, Ludwig Rongen, handed the certificate on the first passive house in the region to the MSIF Director. In addition, the mayor of Calarasitown,Nicolae Melnic, presented honorary diplomas to all those, who were directly involved in the process of taking decisions, and directly to those, who worked on the construction of the kindergarten.

The Regional Director for Ukraine and Moldova at KfW, Lutz Horn-Haacke: "I am very happy and honored to take part in this event. The kindergarten in Calarasi town is very special, because it is the first building built according to passive house standards, which means that it consumes less than 10% of the energy consumed by an ordinary building. Because such a building was built in Moldova for the first time, German experts closely monitored the construction process. As long as they are satisfied with the results, we are pleased as well and hope that this example will be replicated in other localities of the Republic of Moldova," Lutz Horn-Haacke said.

The site was inaugurated in April 2016,in the presence of Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Pavel Filip, and the German Ambassador to Moldova, Ulrike Knotz. Construction works were completed within the time limit, which was initially established together with German experts.

source: FISM


RENEXPO® INTERHYDRO Europe’s #1 Hub for Hydropower will concentrate more on Eastern Europe on November 29th and 30th 2017

The Eastern European Hydropower Forum will offer Eastern European
Associations and companies their own platform

Salzburg, June 9th, 2017: Hydropower plays an important role in many respects for our energy supply as well as for our economic and social sustainability. It provides base load power; it’s reliable and has been tested for decades as a CO2-free energy supply. On the 29th and 30th of
November, the RENEXPO® INTERHYDRO will take place for the 9th time in Salzburg, which will focus on the general conditions and current trends in hydropower, as well as economic efficiency and ecological aspects. This is Europe’s meeting point for hydropower and will again offer a unique platform for presentations, knowledge exchange, and sharing as well the opportunity to
create new contacts

The Eastern European Hydropower Forum will be new this year. Being on the border between
Eastern and Western Europe, this forum offers a platform for all associations and players from
Eastern and South Eastern Europe. REECO Austria GmbH is cooperating closely with local
associations and the Polish Hydrological Association is partner for the event. The aim of the
forum is to show a wide audience the developments happening in the hydropower industry in
Eastern and Southeastern Europe, to cultivate old contacts and establish new ones. Speakers
from various countries with report on the development of the hydropower sector in their countries,
show best practice examples, and their latest innovations. In addition, you can discuss common
tasks and challenges in order to further advance the hydropower field.

Further topics at RENEXPO INTERHYDRO® congress include economic viability, technical
innovations and current challenges in the industry as well as energy storage and water-ecological
compatible hydropower expansion. There is also the opportunity to take part in an excursion to
the hydroelectric power station Lehen. During the exhibitor forum “From theory to practical
application,“ exhibitors will present their products and services.

The first meeting will be held on Wednesday following the opening of the public energy talk
“Politic and economy in dialogue: hydropower and society.”

The RENEXPO® INTERHYDRO addresses those active in the hydropower, from trade and
industry, authorities and municipalities, politics and science, as well as universities and academic
institutions from all over Europe. The fact that the Czech Republic is a partner country and Africa
is a partner continent as well as the addition of the 1st Eastern European Hydropower Forum
demonstrates the further internationalization of the even. The European Hydropower Association
Meeting is also a very important event for the Congress Advisory Board (which is made up of
international members), and it will also take place this year.

Over 125 exhibitors, 500 congress attendees, and 2,500 visitors are expected. The sponsor of
the event is the Salzburg councilmen Dr. Josef Schwaiger.


11th World Bioenergy Congress and Expo during July 2-4, 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany

Conferences series LLC invites all the participants from all over the world to attend  “11th World Bioenergy Congress and Expo” during July 2-4, 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany. Which includes prompt keynote presentations, Oral talks, Poster presentations and Exhibitions.

Theme of the Bioenergy conference is Bioenergy: Mobilizing the Bioeconomy and Globe through Innovation for a sustainable world with an objective to encourage young minds and their research abilities by providing an opportunity to meet the experts in the field of Bioenergy. Bioenergy congress is designed to explore various applications in different fields.

Join us for two intensive and interesting days of discussing contemporary Bioenergy Expo research. We invite you to contribute and help to shape the Bioenergy congress through submissions of your research abstracts, papers and e-posters. Bioenergy International is cordially inviting for presentation at the conference.

Biomass feed stocks for renewable energy generation
Renewable Energy
Bioenergy Conversion Methods
Bioenergy Applications
Green energy and economy
Bioenergy Transition
Solar Energy
Processes for Bioenergy
Energy and Environment
Advances in Renewable Chemicals
Sustainable Energy
Environmental Sustainability and Development

Target Audience:
Bioproduct companies
Bioenergy Associations
Bioenergy Researchers
Bioenergy Industry
Bioenergy Scientists
Nuclear energy Engineers
Bioenergy technology Engineers
Chemical Engineers
Renewable energy Organizations and Associations

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12th International Conference on Building Envelopes of the Future, 2-3 October 2017, Bern - Switzerland

12th International Conference on Advanced Building Skins, will be held 2-3 October in Bern, Switzerland.  In a total of 38 sessions, over 250 speakers from 40 nations are giving presentations. The topics of this year’s conference include new design methods for sustainable building envelopes; responsive and adaptive building skins; kinetic architecture; smart glazing for advanced daylight control; new materials; additive manufacturing/3D print of the building envelope; Building Information Modeling; building integrated photovoltaics, and building refurbishment.

The talks are predominantly in English, with two sessions being held in German. The registration fee is 680 Euro and includes the conference documentation as well as meals during both days.

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Transeastern Power buy the Dorobantu wind farm in Romania

OMV Petrom sold his subsidiary OMV Petrom Wind Power SRL through which owns the Dorobantu wind farm to Transeastern Power B.V. from Holland. The wind farm has 15 Vestas V-90 turbines with a capacity of 3 MW each. Market sources indicate the value of the transaction at 23 million euros.

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Leading wind experts claim LiDAR becoming the clear choice for bankable offshore wind measurements

Leading wind measurement experts gathered in London claimed that LiDARs have been replacing met masts to become the sole wind measurement tool used for offshore resource assessment and power curve verification purposes. These experts stated that LiDAR technology had over the years fully proven its ability to provide wind measurements as reliably as met masts. They also claimed that LiDARs are faster, easier and much cheaper to deploy, enabling significant development and operational cost reductions.

At a seminar hosted by Leosphere at the Offshore Wind Conference 2017, top wind measurement experts explained that years of successful LiDAR validation campaigns and strong competitiveness have led industry leaders to choose this technology over met masts for offshore wind feasibility studies as well as power curve verification tests.

“Experience has taught us that the uncertainty levels offered by LiDARs are at least on par with those offered by met masts. Although we still encounter performance misconceptions surrounding LiDAR technology, it is now hopefully a mere question of time before the industry as a whole recognizes this technology, and IEC standards are adapted accordingly,” explained Anders Thoft Marcussen, Head of Measurements at DONG Energy and chairman of the London LiDAR Seminar. In practice, the use of nacelle mounted LiDARs is already frequently required in the turbine supply agreement for power curve verification testing, even if LiDAR measurements are not yet covered by IEC standards.

Met masts cannot compete with LiDARs on cost in the offshore market. On the Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm Ltd (BOWL) project, a 588MW 84 turbine offshore wind farm off the North East coast of Scotland, the wind measurement campaign was carried out without the use of a met mast. BOWL chose instead to install two vertical profiler LiDARs which enabled them to start the measurement campaign much earlier and without the significant costs associated with installing an offshore met mast. After 12 months of LiDAR wind measurement the project had the essential data needed to help achieve financial close on this £2.6 billion offshore project.

For an offshore project developed by RES, the installation of a met mast, estimated at €12 million, was ruled out in favour of a single fixed LiDAR, coupled with two floating LiDARs.  The fixed LiDAR, installed on a nearby lighthouse, and the floating LiDARs located at points across the wind farm zone, enabled the company to secure reliable, bankable data adding millions of euros to the project value in addition to the millions in cost savings and the elimination of the health and safety risks associated with large met mast installation.

“LiDARs have become a reliable, robust measurement system that ultimately delivers the high-quality data to minimise uncertainty and risk while maximising value. The prevailing view among experts is that the future of resource assessment is short masts coupled with LiDAR for onshore, and for offshore probably just the LiDAR. Today, LiDARs are commercially ready and already used in major projects around the world. It’s a trend that is going to continue both offshore and onshore, even in complex flow sites,” concluded Alexandre Sauvage, CEO of Leosphere.

Tesla Powerpack to Enable Large Scale Sustainable Energy to South Australia

Last September, a 50-year storm damaged critical infrastructure in the state of South Australia, causing a state-wide blackout and leaving 1.7 million residents without electricity. Further blackouts occurred in the heat of the Australian summer in early 2017. In response, the South Australian Government as a leader in renewable energy, looked for a sustainable solution to ensure energy security for all residents, now and into the future, calling for expressions of interest to deploy grid-scale energy storage options with at least 100 megawatts (MW) of capacity.

This week, through a competitive bidding process, Tesla was selected to provide a 100 MW/129 MWh Powerpack system to be paired with global renewable energy provider Neoen’s Hornsdale Wind Farm near Jamestown, South Australia. Tesla was awarded the entire energy storage system component of the project.

Tesla Powerpack will charge using renewable energy from the Hornsdale Wind Farm and then deliver electricity during peak hours to help maintain the reliable operation of South Australia's electrical infrastructure. The Tesla Powerpack system will further transform the state’s movement towards renewable energy and see an advancement of a resilient and modern grid.

Upon completion by December 2017, this system will be the largest lithium-ion battery storage project in the world and will provide enough power for more than 30,000 homes, approximately equal to the amount of homes that lost power during the blackout period.

Working in close collaboration with the South Australian Government and Neoen, this grid scale energy storage project is not only sustainable, but will help solve power shortages, reduce intermittencies, and manage summertime peak load to improve the reliability of South Australia's electrical infrastructure. In addition, Tesla’s Powerwall is now being installed for residential customers across Australia and ramping up quickly. The same technology that can help stabilize the South Australian grid can also be used by homeowners to collect energy during the day so it is stored and made available day and night, providing uninterrupted power even if the grid goes down.

Tesla is proud to be part of South Australia’s renewable energy future, and we expect this project will provide a model for future deployments around the world that will help significantly accelerate the adoption of sustainable energy.

Tesla Team

EBRD financing for 50 MW solar plant in Kazakhstan

The EBRD has signed a mandate letter for the co-financing of a new solar plant in Kazakhstan near the world-famous space center in Baikonur.

The Baikonur Solar park, with a capacity of up to 50 MW, will be located in the Kyzylorda region. The clean energy will feed the neighboring high-voltage lines that serve the nearby area including the city of Kyzylorda.

The new solar plant, which may receive EBRD financing of up to US$ 28 million, will be built by Samruk Kazyna United Green Energy Ltd, a joint venture between UG Energy Ltd, a privately owned investment company registered in the United Kingdom, and Samruk-Kazyna Invest, a division of Kazakhstan’s sovereign wealth fund.

Energy Community Summer School 2017, Ohrid, Macedonia

Energy Community Summer School will take place in Ohrid from 26 August to 2 September 2017 in Ohrid, Macedonia.

The Energy Community Summer School aims to promote the development of participants’ competences in all topics related to energy through a dedicated multi-disciplinary programme. With the help of the school, participants are to understand the energy sectors in their full complexity and provide them a platform for exchange and contribution to shaping the sectors’ future. The Summer School is supported by a network of academic and research institutions from the Energy Community and beyond.

It targets highly motivated postgraduate students (masters or PhD), researchers from all energy-related disciplines, young professionals from governmental institutions, companies, think tanks and NGOs from the Energy Community region. Participation in the Summer School is free for all participants (including tuition and accommodation costs). Travel costs are borne by the participants.

As regards hosting the school, a rotational principle applies; each Contracting Party is to take turns in acting as a host of the venue. Tirana, Albania  was the location of the  first Energy Community Summer School in September 2016. The second Energy Community Summer School will take place in Ohrid from 26 August to 2 September 2017.

Participation in the Summer School is free for all participants (including tuition and accommodation costs at the venue). Travel costs are borne by the participants.

Congress Centre Ohrid, FYR of Macedonia,
26 August – 02 September 2017

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UPS wants 25% of the electricity it consumes to come from renewable energy sources by 2025

UPS has new aggressive sustainability targets to complement the fleet with more alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles, relying increasingly on renewable energy sources. The targets, announced in the Corporate Sustainability Report for 2016, support UPS's commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from global ground operations by 12% by 2025, a goal based on a methodology Approved by the Science Based Targets initiative.

"Being a large-scale, internationally active organization, we are aware that our commitments can shape markets, accelerate technological advances, and can be a catalyst for infrastructure investments," said David Abney, UPS president and CEO. "We rely on the ingenuity of our employees, suppliers and partners to help us achieve the goals that will transform the transport industry and stimulate innovation."

The UPS's goal is that 25% of the electricity it consume will come from renewable energy sources by 2025, a significant increase from 0.2% in 2016. In addition, UPS has proposed that by 2020, one Of four newly purchased vehicles annually to run on alternative fuels and advanced technologies, compared to 16% in 2016. Another target set by the company is that, by 2025, 40% of the total fuel used for ground operations Comes from sources other than traditional gasoline and diesel, rising from 19.6% in 2016.

UPS uses over 8,300 global vehicles using alternative fuels and advanced technologies. The company's fleet includes electric vehicles, hybrid electric hybrids, hybrid compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), propane and light fuel-saving vehicles. In addition to using alternative vehicles, the UPS fleet uses millions of gallons of diesel from renewable sources with low carbon and renewable natural gas (GNG) every year.

The UPS vision involves an intelligent vehicle logistics network with advanced technology and facilities powered by increasingly diverse and sustainable energy sources, including solar, wind, renewable natural gas, renewable hydrogen and renewable diesel delivered through advanced energy infrastructure. UPS already implements many of these technologies in vehicles and facilities on the ground and plans to significantly increase their use of its fleets worldwide.

Since 2009, UPS has invested over 750 million dollars in vehicles using alternative fuels and advanced technologies and in global power stations.

From the traditional power of pedals and electric bicycles, to electric, hybrid, natural gas, natural gas, renewable natural gas, propane and renewable diesel, UPS puts into practice innovative solutions for sustainability worldwide.

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Energy savings targets after 2021 in the EU

The European Commission has proposed a global target of 30% energy efficiency growth and an annual energy savings target of 1.5% by 2030. At the same time, according to the Commission, 400,000 jobs would be created, gross product Of the European economy would increase by 70 billion and the Union's gas imports would fall by 12%. EU Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete said the final agreement was less ambitious.

Provisions agreed by ministers are to be discussed with the European Parliament.

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QOS Energy delivers innovative energy management system to SunHydrO’s Solar+Storage R&D project

QOS Energy, a leading renewable O&M analytics software provider, has completed the delivery of an innovative Energy Management System to SunHydrO, a combined renewable energy and storage R&D project led by French aggregator Sun’R Smart Energy. The SunHydrO project aims to foster the grid integration of variable renewable energy sources with the added flexibility offered by pumped hydro storage units.

The increased penetration of renewable energy in the electricity network impacts grid balancing capabilities, and requires the introduction of additional flexibility to the energy system. Renewable energy, variable by nature, must also mitigate its exposition to electricity market prices and their associated risks. The efficient management of this variability can only be achieved by the use of flexible production assets, the control of electricity demand, and the development of networks and storage. The SunHydrO project can integrate distributed renewable energy into the grid by coupling it to a pumped hydro storage in a Virtual Power Plant, increasing both the flexibility and the value of the energy system on the electricity markets.
QOS Energy has largely capitalised on this project to develop additional capabilities with regards to energy storage. Our cloud-based O&M analytics platform can cope with the complex requirements brought by the combination of storage units with renewable energy plants. Markets are still at the beginning of the storage revolution. We believe at QOS Energy that open and flexible data management systems and storage technology will be a requisite to facilitate the large-scale integration of renewable energy into the grid, concludes Jean-Yves Bellet, VP-CTO of QOS Energy.  
Led by the French aggregator Sun’R Smart Energy, SunHydrO is a collaborative project involving more than 12 parties. The Energy Management System designed by QOS Energy offers the real-time aggregation of data generated from the plants, weather data, market prices and the energy storage units’ behaviour into one single data hub.  What is more, short-term and very short-term production and prices forecast models have been developed. A flexible pumped hydro storage unit has been dimensioned to meet the needs of a local loop with lots of variable decentralized generation. Optimization algorithms were created to improve the energy supply to the grid. Finally, recommendations for changes to the regulatory framework were made, and innovative business models for renewable energy production coupled with storage were elaborated.

Global Energy& Renewable Energy efficiency, LNG & Cross Boarder trading 29-30 Nov, 2017 Summit in Prague

Energy efficiency holds the promise of substantially reducing energy use while transforming many energy-using markets.Accomplishing this outcome requires collaboration among the efficiency,technology, and user communities.The oil and gas price depression has seen the retrogression of many dependent markets in the past couple of years. As the industry reverted to diverse protective measures, the drop in conventional oil and gas prices would have usually stalled the uptake of the so-called “transition fuel” for the maritime industry, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and the renewable energy (Solar, Biomass, Biofuels).

However, this has not been the stumbling block for LNG adoption that many had thought. There were anticipations and exaggeration on how LNG’s will end which has greatly affected the Bunkering with liquefied natural gas (LNG), by the drop in the conventional fuel for the maritime industry. This Conference will bring together people from the IT, telecom,energy efficiency, utility, Oil, Gas, solution provider, and policy sectors to share and learn how information and communications technology (ICT) can improve the use of energy.

In this summit, we can begin to paint a surprisingly encouraging picture of a sector that refuses to be blown off course by the worst oil price crash in living memory. This conference will bring together representatives of those involved in the supply, distribution, consumption and development of sustainable energy sources which are benign,accessible and economically viable. despite the high demand for LNG as a marine fuel, the infrastructure necessary for LNG-powered vessels to refuel is currently limited, but expanding.

However, this has not been the stumbling block for LNG adoption that many had thought. The ECA regulations continue to push many decisions in the LNG market, but since they were adopted, the industry has also faced a vast amount of unpredictability. Recent oil price volatility has put added pressure and a question mark over the ROI in the short term, which makes it harder to build
the business case, prove ROI and secure funding.

However, this is radically being solved with operational infrastructure now available with other major projects either underway or in the planning stages. Incentives are being developed by Ports and LNG suppliers to make the switch more attractive, resulting in an increase in orders for new LNG fuelled vessels and conversion projects. The industry is certainly moving forward, but the next step is to start accelerating this progress: LNG bunkering is on the verge of hitting the mainstream as an alternative for world shipping, but there are several factors that still need to be overcome.

·Where will the greatest hurdles for LNG be in the coming years?
·Is LNG the most efficient solution to emissions standards regulation?
·Where will bunkering infrastructure develop first?

Gabriel & Gabriels is to hosts this event amid an air of increasing optimism following considerably shifting markets in the last year. Come and joined us to discuss the critical issues surrounding Europe’s and global gas market. Featuring major stakeholder’s attendees are to benefit from conversations, debates and detailed presentations around topics including the future of Europe's gas supply from established routes and planned supply lines, LNG`s role in Europe`s energy future, Gas`s position in the shifting energy mix and addressing the future of Gas pricing.

With increasing supply options and the ever-increasing potential for gas to partner with renewables for a lower-carbon future, Gabriel & Gabriels LNG and Trading summit through its interactive formats and expert speaker line-up, provides a vital platform for dialogue to drive the long term future of Gas and Energy in Europe and Globally.

Summit will unite global players from leading ports, LNG terminal operators ,Ship operators, Ship owners, LNG suppliers, LNG technology providers and Energy Industries to develop strategic partnerships and common strategy to drive the LNG Bunkering market forward. Join your peers at this industry led and content driven conference to analyse some of the key challenges facing the sector, and impacting supply and demand dynamics and market outlook.

Those attending this event will spend 2 days hearing perspectives from the entire supply chain,offering their insights into their decision making, planning, development, operation, safety and training processes that have allowed them to successfully move forward in the LNG Bunkering market.

There will be 6 sessions with proposed themes inclusive of, but not restricted to

Session I: Energy Efficiency
Session 11:Renewable Energy efficiency
Session 111: LNG
Session IV: Gas and Energy Cross Border trading
Session V: Transport and storage
Session VI: ICT and Data Management

Join us to meet senior levelled Renewable Energy, Energy, Power, Utility ,Oil & Gas personnel’s  seeking to network, create new deals, shake hands with new business partners and investors, and find the latest trends. This is the place to create the crucial connection that will move your business forward.

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On November 8th and 9th, 2017 the biggest international trade fair with conferences in Bosnia and Herzegovina, RENEXPO® BiH brings together 2.000 energy and water experts in Sarajevo.

100 companies in the exhibition
20 countries
100 experts, panelists and conference lecturers
700 conference participants
2000 professional visitors

The subjects Hydropower, Wind power, BioEnergy, Cogeneration, Energy efficiency, Heat pump, Environment, Solid waste management, Air and Water technologies, Hydrogen, Waste Water & Water Treatment, Water Infrastructure, Flood Protection are in the focus of exhibition, conferences, round tables, seminars, workshops and side programs.

Conferences - Practical and Visionary!

4th International Small Hydropower BiH Conference

Wind Power
3rd International Wind Power BiH Conference

4th International Biomass in BiH Conference - Measures to improve usage of biomass in energy production and Cogeneration

2nd Sustainable Waste Water and Drinking Water Management in BiH Conference
1st Project Preparation in Water Infrastructure Workshop

Solid Waste
2nd Solid Waste Management BiH Conference - Waste to Energy

Energy Efficiency
4th Energy Efficiency Conference
1st ESCO & Energy Efficiency Workshop

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Green Energy and Innovation

7-9 July 2017 - "Erőss Zsolt" Sports Arena in Miercurea Ciuc, Romania

The Romanian Employers Confederation - Harghita branch invites you to join the participants at the "Green Energy and Innovation" exhibition, which will be held at the "Erőss Zsolt" Sports Arena in Miercurea Ciuc, between 07-09 July a.m..

The event will take place in partnership with the Miercurea Ciuc City Hall, the Harghita County Council, the Harghita Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Hungarian Consulate in Miercurea Ciuc.

Given the accelerated diversification of the activities of economic operators, the innovation activities within the research institutions, the exponential growth of the need to modernize the old theology and to adapt to the requirements of pollution reduction and the production of green-renewable energies, Have proposed the following goals:

• Promoting green and efficient energy by getting local knowledge of new technologies in order to increase their competitiveness;
• Creating the opportunity for research and innovation institutions to make their results known, innovative solutions in the field of green and renewable energy industry;
• Creating opportunities to capitalize innovative solutions in the field of green and renewable energy industry by local economic operators;
• Providing opportunities for the establishment of innovative production units in the field of green and renewable energy industry locally;
• Awareness among local decision-makers and population of the importance of introducing innovative solutions in the green and renewable energy industry into the community;

The categories of companies contacted cover the sectors of activity in the fields of production and use of solar, wind, water, biomass, hydrogen, geothermal, electric and / or hybrid automobile companies, solar power companies.

The exhibition is addressed to both economic agents, local and county administrations and to end users, interested individuals.

Márk DezsőSorin
President of the Romanian Employers - Harghita Branch


Energy, Power, Utility, Oil & Gas Efficiency Summit, June 21-23, 2017 in Prague

The Czech Republic. Courtesy of Gabriel & Gabriels International Prague, Sharing our expert's vision on a next generation energy strategy.

1.Learn about the latest developments in global market.
2.Hear from leading experts in Energy, Power, Utility, Oil and Gas Industries on Regulations, Compliance Risks, and Policies,
3.Learn and discover more about emerging hot topics.
4.Discover the best investment and export opportunities for new renewable generation and LNG to achieve market integration through effective transparency monitoring.
5. In-depth coverage of critical Data Management, Governance, Big Data etc and ICS security subject matter in a comprehensive focus day
6. Discussion focused on the latest development and operation of a large scale global in the Industry
7.Meet peers from within your technical and professional community and Form new professional relationships

MARK OSSELMARK OSSELMARK OSSELMARK OSSEL MARK OSSEL ,Vice President at Networked Energy Services (NES) Corporation (USA, Ca)
GEORGES SEIL, Ph.D-cand, C.E.M. ,CEO Biz-Consultant,Luxembourg
BJORN BROCHMANN, Manager, Brochmann Energy
Riccardo Amoroso, Head of Innovation and Sustainability at Enel Green Power
MICHAEL EVANS, Director LetMEthink Ltd
Prof Norman Mclennan, Managing Director at Rubislaw Integrated Consulting Solutions
Dr PIERRE DECHAMPS, Policy Officer at the EU Commission
ROBERTO ZANGRANDI, Secretary General of EDSO.
TOR EIGIL HODNE ,Director, EU Office at Statnett SF
WILLEM STRABBING, Managing Director at ESMIG
SUE GEUENS (Susan Turner), President at DAMA International
FRANCISCO PABLO DE LA FLOR, Director of Regulation at Enagas
CHRISTOPHE DROMACQUE, Head of Research and Analysis at
VaasaETT Global Energy Think Tank
CARLOS GUERRERO, Business Development Manager at Bureau Veritas
Tim Karlsson, Executive Director International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE)
René Stadler, Category Head Energy Europe & International at Mondigroup
ERIKA HONNAY, Preject Director at Renowatt
Robert Stanek, Senior consultant at The P3 Group Germany
Evo Stefanov, Chairman of the Board at Methodia AD
GREGORIO CAPPUCCINO,CEO at CalBatt - Keynote speaker on Cleantech - Professor at University of Calabria,
JULIE LEAVITT, Director of Administrative Services at PacifiCorp
Tanya Batra,Tanya Batra,Tanya Batra, Tanya Batra,Tanya Batra, Tanya Batra, Head of Business Development at Ezysolare
Zoe Double, Head of Power at ICIS
Jan Ernst, Sr. Application Engineer EMEA,Maxwell Technologies
Michael Wayne Bexton Head of Energy Projects,Energy Services Directorate Nottingham City Council
Stefan Schauss, Stefan Schauss, Stefan Schauss,director business Development Energy Storage Systems at greensmithenergy
Mike Lang, Fluor Fellow,Director-Welding and NDE Services


08:00: Registration
09:00: Opening Statement by Host and Moderator Chinonye Ugwu CEO Gabriel & Gabriels International
09:15: Keynote Addresses:
GEORGES SEIL, Ph.D-cand, C.E.M. ,CEO Biz-Consultant,Luxembourg
09:20-09:40 Presentation:
Sustainable Development Monitoring– alternative approach
Three Questions and Interactions on the Presentation
By Georges Seil,Ph.D-cand, C.E.M. ,CEO Biz-Consultant,Luxembourg
09:40-10:00 Presentation:
The EU Clean Energy initiative and the impact on smart metering/smart grid for distributions companies, regulators.
Three Questions and Interactions on the Presentation
By Mark OsselMark OsselMark Ossel Mark Ossel Mark OsselMark Ossel
Vice President at Networked Energy Services (NES) Corporation (USA, Ca)
10:00-10:30 Break ( Networking)
10:30-11:00 Presentation:
Collaborative business principles in challenging business environments - the art of the possible `! This session will explore model supply chain & contractual solutions developed and utilized in the upstream energy sector offering; specifically examining: Background context and whey there is a compelling case for standard solutions.
Three Questions and Interactions on the Presentation
By Prof Norman Mclennan,
Former VP Supply Chain Sasol Exploration & Production International but now Managing Director at Rubislaw Integrated Consulting Solutions
11:00- 11:20 Presentation:
A suitable energy guide labelling to enable consumers to more easily make informed purchasing decisions
Three Questions and Interactions on the Presentation
John Scowcroft
Executive Adviser, Global CCS Institute
11:20-11:40 Presentation:
Battery technology and what role it play in leading to a more efficient power sector Three Questions and Interactions on the Presentation By Asad Faris,CFA Equity Analyst- Thematics team at Berenberg Bank
11:40-12:00 Presentation:
Energy efficiency in the industry / example from the paper industry
● Implementation of the directive in Europe
● Implementation within the company: audits and measures
● Experiences from implementation
● Possible improvement of the directive
Three Questions and Interactions on the Presentation By René Stadler
Category Head Energy Europe & International at Mondigroup
12:00-12:20 Presentation:
Battery price and technology development until 2025
• Current state of the battery market for PHEV/ BEV automotive market
• Outlook on cell technology roadmap
• Deep dive in battery price development (Cell, Module, System)
Three Questions and Interactions on the Presentation By Robert Stanek
Senior Consultant at The P3 Group Germany
12:20-13:00 Presentation:
Nottingham’s Energy Projects Delivery
· Solar PV(Domestic and Commercial): Business cases, site selection etc
· Air Source Heat Pumps (Renewable Heat Incentive)
· District Heating (Supply to 5000 domestic properties and 200 commercial)
· Fuel Cell Development (benefiting air quality and finances)
· Battery Storage (delivering large scale grid balancing systems)
· Robin Hood Energy (Municipal energy company)
· Remourban (European Smart City Project)
· Energy Efficiency Works (financing and programme)
Three Questions and Interactions on the Presentation Michael Wayne Bexton
Head of Energy Projects, Energy Services Directorate Nottingham City Council
13:00 pm to 14:00 pm Lunch
14:00-14:20 Presentation:
Combining the different grids into one, balancing peak loads and bottom loads between differ-ent grids which provides an enormous effect
Three Questions and Interactions on the Presentation By Bjørn Bekkevold,Founder & CEO XTN Group
14:20-14:40 Presentation: "Category Management - why it's even more relevant in today's challenging market" Three Questions and Interactions on the Presentation
By Michael Evans,Director LetMEthink Ltd
14:40-15:00 Presentation:
"Consumer Driven Utilities" and how companies like Methodia can help them cope with the paradigm's change
Three Questions and Interactions on the Presentation By Evo Stefanov Chairman of the Board at Methodia AD
Sharing our expert's vision on a next generation energy strategy.
15:00-15:30 Break(Networking)
15:30-16:00 Presentation
“Technical progress and its impact on global energy demand. A historical approach and lessons for the future”.
Three Questions and Interactions on the Presentation By Bjorn Brochmann,Director Manager, Brochmann Energy
16:00-18:00 LNG Session Great debates about the future of LNG
What has happened to demand?
Which new projects will proceed?
Will pricing models change?
Will contracting terms loosen?
Will contracting terms loosen?
Is the era of the LNG megaproject over?
What will be the role of trading hubs?
18:00 End of Day One

8:00am Registration:
09:00-09:15: Opening Statement By Host and Moderator Chinonye Ugwu
CEO Gabriel & Gabriels International
09:15-09:30: Keynote Addresses:
Prof Norman Mclennan,Managing Director at Rubislaw Integrated Consulting Solutions
09:30-09:50 Presentation:
Energy Efficiency Programs for Utility Customers and origin Three Questions and Interactions on the Presentation By Roberto Zangrandi,Secretary General of EDSO.
09:30-10:00: Presentation:
How a more intelligently-run power grid can yield greater cost savings — both for the entire utility system and individual customers. Three Questions and Interactions on the Presentation By Tor Eigil Hodne ,
Director, EU Office at Statnett SF
10:00-10:30: Presentation:
“How to realize the consumer benefits of Smart Metering”.
Three Questions and Interactions on the Presentation By Willem Strabbing,Managing Director at ESMIG
10:30-11:00 Break ( Networking)
11:00-11:30: Presentation:
The RenoWatt experience a dedicated company project that will be created for all the public entities of Wallonia. The goal is to launch EPC for more than 100 million euros in the 36 coming month and the out comes of renowatt. Three Questions and Interactions on the Presentation By Erika Honnay
Project Director at Renowatt
11:30-12:00 Presentation:
How a host of federal air regulations will update limits on the emissions of multiple pollutants from stationary sources such as power plants and industrial facilities Over the next decade. Three Questions and Interactions on the Presentation By JULIE LEAVITT,Director of Administrative Services at PacifiCorp
11:30-12:00: Presentation:Three Questions and Interactions on the Presentation By Riccardo Amoroso,Head of Innovation and Sustainability at Enel Green Power
12:00pm to 13:00 Lunch
13:00-13:30: Presentation Why Data Governance for Big Data and Analytics is a topic that a lot of people avoid as it is “too difficult”.Three Questions and Interactions on the Presentation By Sue Geuens(Susan Turner).President at DAMA International
13:30-14:00: Presentation: decoupling utility profits from sales.Three Questions and Interactions on the Presentation By Carlos Guerrero,Business Development Manager at Bureau Veritas
14:00:14:30: Presentation:
The EU policies in place in energy and climate, with a possible focus on energy efficiency, with a view to long term decarbonisation. Three Questions and Interactions on the Presentation By Dr Pierre Dechamps,
Policy Officer at the EU Commission
14:30-15:00 Presentation
the opportunities for the use of fuel cells and hydrogen in energy systems integration, and linking energy, transportation and industry sectors. Three Questions and Interactions on the Presentation
By Tim Karlsson,Executive Director International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE)
15:00- 15:30 Break ( Networking)
15:30-16:00 Presentation. A cost-effective new appliance standards on a wide range of products
Three Questions and Interactions on the Presentation Zoe Double, Head of Power at ICIS
16:00-17:00 Panel Session: Today, we are living in a digitalized web world, do we also expect such too in energy sectors? How will companies manage these changes? How can companies appeal to the consumers of tomorrow as is now the case in web, telephony, social media and messaging across multiple devices?
Or Would clean energy ambitions create wealth of opportunities? Equity in the Clean Energy Economy; or Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement, Automated Transportation; or Debate on Energy Efficiency
Debate team : Prof Norman Mclennan, Managing Director at Rubislaw Integrated Consulting Solutions and Georges Seil, Ph.D-cand, MBA , MD Biz Consult

Day 3
8:00am Registration:
09:00-09:15: Opening Statement By Host and Moderator
Chinonye Ugwu
CEO Gabriel & Gabriels International
09:15- 09:30 Presentation
Recycling of PV modules keeping in view of the speed of installation worldwide and certain PV plants are already more than 7-8 years old. I am afraid that while we step up the investments on Renewables, we may tend to overlook the effects on environment as we are nearing the derating regime of the same
Three Questions and Interactions on the Presentation
09:30-10:00 Presentation
As world market leader in short term energy storage (Ultra capacitors) our products contribute to stability of the future grid where renewable integration cause fluctuation of frequency which leads into a reasonable danger of grid operation. Short term burst of power from Ultra Capacitors are a highly effective way to resolve immediate frequency response. Three Questions and Interactions on the Presentation Jan Ernst Sr. Application Engineer EMEA, Maxwell Technologies.
10:00-10:30 Presentation "The potential of consumption feedback and demand response in the residential sector - findings from 160 pilots around the world"? Three Questions and Interactions on the Presentation
Christophe DROMACQUE,Head of Research and Analysis at VaasaETT Global Energy Think Tank
10:30-11:00 Break ( Networking)
11:00-12:30 Oil & Gas Session Debate
12:30-13:00 Presentation. Three Questions and Interactions on the Presentation By Stefan Schauss, By Stefan Schauss,By Stefan Schauss, By Stefan Schauss, By Stefan Schauss, By Stefan Schauss,
Business Development Energy Storage Systems At Greensmithenergy
13:00-13:30 Presentation on welding market conditions and bridging workforce deficits with better execution technologies Three Questions and Interactions on the Presentation Mike Lang, Fluor Fellow
Director-Welding and NDE Services
13:30-14:00 Presentation. 'The use of ICT in tapping Solar Energy Investment opportunities'. With particularly focus on the Investment opportunities in India which yield high returns.Three Questions and Interactions on the Presentation Tanya Batra, Head of Business Development at Ezysolare
14:00 Possible Gala Party Open for sponsorship End of the event
End of day 3 or End of the Summit

Dates: 21-23rd of June 2017. Prague, Czech Republic.
Event Organizer: Gabriel & Gabriels International.


Eoltech wins repeat contracts to monitor 500 MW of wind projects with advanced energy index

Eoltech, an independent wind energy consulting firm, has announced that it won contracts from major French customers to deploy IREC-Index. With this advanced multi-source wind energy index, Eoltech will aim to refine the monitoring of 24 wind farms in France, representing a total output of 500MW. IREC-Index will enable Eoltech’s clients to check the consistency of their fleet’s output against the available wind resource to detect potential turbine performance discrepancies.

The specificity of IREC-Index is to be based on the selection and combination of several data sources that are both independent and coherent with one another. This multi-source approach reinforces the consistency and robustness of this energy index while addressing the challenge of managing data homogeneity in time.

For each region, IREC-Index takes into account at least four distinct and independent sources of wind data, whose consistency in time is checked each month. These data are then converted into production and combined to obtain robust output reference indicators by region, providing valuable information to operators wishing to optimise the energy performance of their wind portfolio.

"Most players involved in the monitoring of the power output of wind farms are looking for databases providing high correlation levels with their production data. But even if this condition is important, it is not a guarantee of reliability, because consistency in time is generally not taken into account. By combining several independent sources, the IREC Index approach can filter out inconsistent sources and increase the robustness of the results while ensuring that a high correlation level with production data is maintained," explained Habib Leseney, CEO of Eoltech.

Since its creation in 2010, IREC-Index has been tested and validated on more than 130 wind farms, representing 1,600 MW, with an average correlation level of more than 97%. These rigorous test campaigns have demonstrated its superior level of accuracy, ease of implementation and ability to improve production control processes.

Solarworld in insolvency

Solarworld, once the largest German solar energy company, has announced it is required to call for insolvency soon, as long as it has been largely losing because of the Asian competition according to  Deutsche Welle.

Company publish this press release:

On May 11, 2017, the Management Board of SolarWorld AG filed for insolvency proceedings at the local court of Bonn. In the due course of these proceedings, the court has appointed attorney at law Horst Piepenburg as preliminary insolvency administrator with the reservation of approval according to § 21 Abs. 2 Nr. 2, 2 Alt InsO.

The Management of the affiliated companies SolarWorld Industries Sachsen GmbH, SolarWorld Industries Thüringen GmbH, SolarWorld Industries Deutschland GmbH and SolarWorld Innovations GmbH also filed for insolvency proceedings at the local court of Bonn on May 12, 2017, due to the insolvency of the parent company. The court of insolvency then also appointed attorney at law Horst Piepenburg as preliminary insolvency administrator for these companies.


ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ESE) announced that it has acquired NRG Systems, Inc. (NRG), doing business as Renewable NRG Systems, located in Hinesburg, Vermont. NRG, founded in 1982, is the global market leader in the design and manufacture of decision support tools for the renewable energy industry, primarily wind.

NRG serves electric utilities, wind turbine manufacturers, renewable energy developers, research institutes, and government agencies in more than 150 countries (

The business, which will join Doble Engineering as part of ESCO’s Utilities Solutions Group (USG) operating segment, has annualized sales of approximately $45 million (with nearly half of its sales coming from international markets) and operating margins in the mid-teens. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

NRG’s expertise spans both resource assessment products and wind plant optimization equipment such as turbine control sensors, Lidar, and condition based monitoring systems. The products are used during both the pre-development stage of a project and the operational stage when project owners need to optimize the performance of their assets.

The company’s products and applications are targeted at the following market segments:
Wind Resource Assessment which is the systematic collection of wind data at potential wind farm sites to allow wind farm developers to estimate the future power output of a variety of wind farm sizes and turbine arrangements. Customers use this information to design the layout of the wind farm, secure project financing, and make other critical decisions.

Wind Plant Optimization enables wind farm operators and owners to maximize their annual energy production, reduce their operating and maintenance (O&M) costs, increase system reliability, and drive down the levelized cost of energy.

Solar Resource Assessment is the systematic collection of solar data at a prospective solar energy production site to develop an accurate estimate of that facility’s annual energy production potential.
Solar Monitoring allows solar project operators to track electrical output precisely in order to trigger real-time maintenance and build long-term preventative maintenance programs.

Bryan Sayler, President of Doble, commented, “The addition of NRG offers Doble the opportunity to access the growing renewable energy market, expand our geographic presence, and provide our existing customers with proven tools to optimize their renewable energy generation assets.”

Justin Wheating, President of NRG, commented, “Becoming part of ESCO further strengthens our ability to grow through the continued investment in new products and the expansion of our existing technologies into new markets. We are excited about our future and pleased to join a company that shares our core values and demonstrates its strong focus on customers and employees.”

Vic Richey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Adding NRG to our existing utility segment introduces a unique and exciting growth opportunity for ESCO. NRG’s capabilities are a great complement to Doble’s product and solution portfolio providing an immediate entry point into a large and growing market. Clean, renewable and sustainable energy is a $300 billion-plus per year global industry where approximately 600 gigawatts (GW) of new wind capacity and 700 gigawatts (GW) of solar PV capacity is expected to be added over the next 10 years. NRG is clearly a market leader with an exceptional brand, reputation, and strong management team, and I’m excited to welcome the outstanding and dedicated employees of NRG to our team.”


Bosch improves sales in all business sectors and regions

New conceptions of mobility, new perceptions of technology
•First-quarter sales in 2017 up 12 percent
•Target sales growth for 2017 between 3 and 5 percent
•Sales in 2016: 73.1 billion euros
•EBIT from operations in 2016: 4.3 billion euros
•Research and development expenditure: 7 billion euros
•Bosch CEO Denner: “Bosch is shaping tomorrow’s world.”

The Bosch Group has made a good start to the new business year. Sales of the supplier of technology and services rose 12 percent in the first quarter, and 11 percent after adjusting for exchange rates. All business sectors and regions picked up in the first three months of 2017, some significantly so. For the current year, in light of a subdued economic outlook and geopolitical uncertainty, Bosch aims to achieve sales growth of between three and five percent. And despite still heavy upfront investments in safeguarding the company’s future, result is set to rise. “Business success today gives us the leeway to shape tomorrow’s world,” said Dr. Volkmar Denner, the chairman of the Bosch board of management, at the annual press conference at Bosch’s research campus in Renningen . “Take our existing business forward, open up new areas of business, occupy a technologically leading position – that is our strategy for the transformation process.” The focal points of this transformation are changes in the mobility sphere and IoT connectivity. “As an innovation leader, we are shaping and driving transformation,” Denner added.

Business year 2016: upfront investments on a record level

In 2016, Bosch Group sales rose to 73.1 billion euros. This is equivalent to 3.6 percent growth, or 5.5 percent after adjusting for exchange-rate effects. Negative effects from exchange rates came to some 1.3 billion euros last year. Earnings from operations before interest and taxes (EBIT from operations) came to 4.3 billion euros, and the EBIT margin from operations to 5.8 percent. The development in result in 2016 reflects the heavy upfront investments in securing the company’s future. Last year, Bosch raised its research and development spending by just under 10 percent to 7 billion euros. As Prof. Stefan Asenkerschbaumer, the CFO and deputy chairman of the board of management, explained:

„Bosch has to make considerable upfront investments in the transformation process, and at the same time safeguard high profitability over the long term.“

EBIT was impacted by negative extraordinary effects in 2016, and came to 3.3 billion euros.

New conceptions for mobility: zero emissions, zero stress, zero accidents

The mobility sphere is on the brink of considerable upheaval. “Bosch will make a new kind of mobility possible, a mobility that is without emissions, without stress, and without accidents. It’s no longer just a case of making better cars. We have to reinvent mobility,” Denner said. He added that improving air quality in cities, where 70 percent of the global population will live by 2050, is a task that industry, politics, and society must tackle together. Referring to the current debate about driving bans for diesel vehicles, the Bosch CEO stressed that both targets and policies for better air quality have to be technology-neutral. “The creativity of our engineers must not be restricted to a particular technology by politics,” Denner said. The Bosch CEO believes that further improvements to the internal-combustion engine offer huge potential. The RDE (real driving emissions) measuring procedure that will be valid from fall 2017 will help further reduce nitrogen-oxide emissions from vehicles. Bosch is currently working on some 300 RDE development projects. For gasoline-powered vehicles, the company has long championed the widespread use of particulate filters. Moreover, applying connectivity to transport can also help improve air quality. For the Greater Stuttgart area, Bosch has developed an assistant for multimodal transport. And from 2018, the community-based parking service developed by Bosch will feature in production vehicles.

The electrification of mobility: a combination of electricity and fuel

Bosch is also investing a lot of effort in taking electric driving forward. A new operating unit for electromobility will bring together all the company’s activities in this area. In addition to the billions invested in improving internal-combustion engines, the company is investing some 400 million euros each year toward achieving a breakthrough in electromobility. Most of this goes into battery research and development. Bosch is researching both current and future battery-cell technologies. The company has already won more than 30 electromobility-related orders. In 2016, it won a further 11 in China alone, the world’s largest market for electromobility. From the start of 2018, the new Bosch Powertrain Solutions division and its 88,000 associates will offer all powertrain technologies from a single source.

„Whether fuel or electricity, Bosch will drive the powertrain in the future as well. For our customers, we are and want to be the number-one partner for engineering and technology,“
Denner said.

The automation of mobility: business success

When it comes to automated driving as well, Bosch can point to technological progress and business success. With driver assistance systems, the company generated sales of more than a billion euros for the first time in 2016, as well as winning orders worth 3.5 billion euros. All in all, Bosch intends to grow faster than the market with driver assistance systems in 2017 – a market that is forecast to grow 30 percent. Some 3,000 Bosch engineers are now working on automated driving, 500 more than in the previous year. Together with Daimler, Bosch is working to advance fully automated and driverless vehicles for city streets. The aim is for vehicles to drive completely autonomously in cities by the start of the next decade. One of the key components for this is the Bosch AI onboard computer. Its artificial intelligence makes it the brain of the self-driving car. Before the decade is out, the company will have created a highly precise digital map on the basis of radar signals. Such a map is a key requirement for automated driving. In developing partnerships with Vodafone, Telekom, Huawei, and Nokia, moreover, Bosch is working on the infrastructure for automated and connected traffic. For example, it is carrying out tests to find reliable vehicle-to-vehicle wireless communication.

Connected mobility: the mobile butler

This year will see the launch of the Bosch Automotive Cloud Suite, a new platform for mobility services such as the wrong-way driver alert, predictive diagnosis, connected parking, and personal assistants.

„The Bosch Automotive Cloud Suite is the key technological element for services related to the connected vehicle. We will use it to connect drivers, cars, automakers, and providers of other mobility services,“
Denner said.

The Bosch Automotive Cloud Suite combines the company’s automotive and IT expertise. PwC expects the global market for connected mobility to grow by nearly 25 percent annually in the years up to 2022, while Gartner estimates that 250 million connected vehicles will be driving on the world’s roads by 2020.

New perceptions of technology: intelligent and emotive

Also by 2020, Bosch estimates that the global volume of the IoT market will grow 35 percent annually to 250 billion dollars. In 2016, the company already sold 27 million web-enabled products. By 2020, all its new electronic products will feature connectivity. And in the future, services are also to be offered to accompany each product. They key to this is artificial intelligence (AI). Ten years from now, nearly every Bosch product will be developed, manufactured, or equipped with artificial intelligence. Over the next five years, Bosch will be investing 300 million euros in its own center for artificial intelligence. And in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, Bosch is helping set up “ Cyber Valley. ”This alliance of politicians, businesspeople, and scientists is intended to provide a boost for AI research. Together with the University of Amsterdam, Bosch is operating Delta Lab, a research laboratory for deep learning. Bosch CEO Denner: “Artificial intelligence will make connectivity personal, something that can be experienced on an emotive level. Digital assistants will become increasingly clever, and relieve users of daily chores.” Tractica forecasts that the number of people using digital assistants will triple to more than 1.5 billion by the start of the next decade.

The business year 2016 by region

In Europe, the Bosch Group generated sales of 38.6 billion euros in 2016. Year on year, revenue increased 3.4 percent, or 4.8 percent after adjusting for exchange-rate effects. In 2016, these effects were unusually high, not least due to the depreciation of sterling. Following a very strong previous year, Bosch Group sales in North America declined 2.2 percent to 12.3 billion euros last year, or by 1.8 percent adjusted for exchange-rate effects. After years of declining Bosch Group sales in South America , the exchange rate-adjusted figures disclosed a 2.4 percent rise. In nominal terms, sales fell 5 percent to 1.4 billion euros. In Asia Pacific , Bosch recorded a hefty 8.3 percent increase in sales to 20.8 billion euros (exchange rate-adjusted 12 percent). Bosch now generates nearly 30 percent of its sales in Asia Pacific.

The business year 2016 by business sector

Of the company’s four business sectors, Mobility Solutions grew the strongest in 2016. Sales rose 5.5 percent (6.9 percent after adjusting for exchange-rate effects) to 43.9 billion euros. The sector’s margin from operations came to 6.0 percent. The Industrial Technology business sector, and especially the Drive and Control Technology division, continued to face a difficult market environment in 2016. Sales fell 5.2 percent (4.2 percent after adjusting for exchange-rate effects) to 6.3 billion euros. When adjusted for the consolidation effects resulting from the sale of its large gearboxes unit, the fall in sales was only 1.5 percent. On an encouraging note, the business sector returned to profitability. Negative exchange-rate effects were especially in evidence in the sales disclosed by the Consumer Goods business sector. After adjusting for these effects, the business sector’s sales grew 5.7 percent. Nominal sales growth was 2.6 percent, to 17.6 billion euros. The business sector’s margin from operations rose one percentage point, to 8.2 percent. The Energy and Building Technology business sector achieved sales of 5.2 billion euros in 2016. Here too, exchange rates negatively affected sales. Adjusted for these effects, sales grew 4.5 percent. The nominal figure was 1.7 percent. The business sector’s margin came to 4.3 percent in 2016.

Headcount: considerable need for IT and software-related personnel

As of December 31, 2016, the Bosch Group employed some 390,000 associates worldwide. Headcount increased by 14,500 last year. Regionally, the workforce structure remained largely unchanged. The number of associates in Germany rose by 2,000 to 134,000. Most of the remaining headcount increase was in Asia and North America. The company currently has considerable staffing requirements for specialists and executives, especially with software and IT expertise. Even now, Bosch employs more than 20,000 software engineers, just under 4,000 of them for the internet of things alone.

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