Romania. The program for photovoltaic panels will start in January

Individuals who want to install photovoltaic panels with which to generate electricity can benefit from a new financing program - the Ministry of Environment. And the novelty of the program is that panel owners will be able to deliver the surplus to the national grid by redeeming the investment.

The financing guide has already been published in the Official Gazette and stipulates that any natural person can receive up to 20,000 lei to install photovoltaic panels for his own home. The Ministry finances the purchase of all elements of a photovoltaic system from the panels to the installation project. The program will have three stages. The first part of the calendar provides for the registration of operators who can install such panels.

President of the Environment Fund, Cornel Brezuică, the coordinator of the program, says that this stage will start in January.

Cornel Brezuică: All these investments will be made through these installers, through these economic operators who have the right to operate on the network, to do electricity works. The condition is to have a B-type license from ANRE. We will validate everyone who has the interest to work on the project. They will sign a contract with the Environmental Fund and from that time these plumbers can mount for all individuals who want to access the project.

The second step will be in March, when subscriptions of interested individuals begin to install photovoltaic panels. They will file their file once they have chosen one of the plumbers on the list approved by the Environment Fund. After the validation of the files will follow the final stage, ie installation of the system. The novelty of this program not only concerns the financing of the photovoltaic plant but also the fact that the surplus energy produced by individuals can be delivered directly to the national energy system. In other words, what you do not consume can be delivered to the national system and get money for it.


In Romania individuals can sign up for the Domestic Appliance Program

From December 19, 2018, individuals can sign up for The Rabbit for Appliances program in the computer software available on the site The Environment Fund Administration -

Under the program, individuals benefit from vouchers for the purchase of electrical and electronic household appliances with efficiency
energy class A ++ and A +++, as follows:
- 200 lei (aprox 43 euro) for A ++ energy efficient washing machines;
- 300 lei (aprox 65 euro)for A +++ energy-efficient washing machines;
- 300 lei for air conditioning units with cooling energy efficiency
(A +++ / A ++);
- 300 lei for refrigerators / freezers / freezers / freezers
with A ++ energy efficiency;
- 400 lei ( aprox 86 euro)for refrigerators / freezers / freezers / freezers
with energy efficiency A +++.

After publishing the list of approved individuals on the AFM website, the applicants will be presented to one of the validated traders where they will buy the desired equipment.

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EUR 50m loan to upgrade the country’s transport infrastructure and improve connectivity with the EU

EUR 10m grant agreement via the multi-donor fund E5P to support higher education, complementing  a previous EUR 120m EIB loan
Memorandum of Understanding aimed at increasing the quality of vocational education and training.

At the EU-Ukraine Association Council meeting held today in Brussels, the European Investment Bank (EIB) agreed with the Ukrainian Government on a series of new financing operations. The EU bank will lend EUR 50m to finance transport infrastructure improvements throughout the country. Ukraine and the EIB also signed a EUR 10m grant agreement under the multi-donor E5P fund that supports municipal investments in energy-efficiency and environmental projects in the Eastern Partnership countries. The grant will help finance the implementation of a Ukraine Higher Education Project, which the EIB is already supporting. Furthermore, the EIB concluded a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Science for the preparation of a project to create several centres of excellence in the country.

EIB Vice-President Vazil Hudák commented: “Together with other EU institutions, the EIB is committed to improve the everyday life of Ukraine’s citizens. The projects signed today will result in faster and safer transport infrastructure, better academic facilities and more resources for higher education programmes, all of which will strengthen the country’s competitiveness”. 

Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman said: “Infrastructure development and large logistics projects are Government priorities for 2019. This is our advantage, and we will develop it. And also educational projects. The Government has been implementing an education reform for a year now, and we consider investment in human capital to be paramount.”

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The EUR 50m EIB loan to improve connectivity in Ukraine and in the Eastern Neighbourhood provides support for transport projects expected to have significant positive local impacts. Road safety, connectivity, and traffic management and control projects are under consideration, with a view to contributing to the economic development of Ukraine.

The project’s first phase will focus on the development of intelligent transport system on national roads, the construction of a missing section of the northern by-pass around the city of Ternopil forming part of the extended TEN-T (Trans-European Transport Networks), and a number of multi-level railway crossings. Furthermore, the project will support the development of future investment in railway connections between the European Union and Ukraine. The project is backed by a EUR 14m EU grant for the Ternopil bypass investment and a EUR 1.85m EU grant for project preparation and implementation. Both grants are being provided under the Neighbourhood Investment Platform (NIP).

The EUR 10m E5P grant will be instrumental in implementing the Ukraine Higher Education Project that has already received a EUR 120m loan from the EIB and EUR 30m from Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO). The grant will be used to finance, in particular, seven universities in the cities of Chernihiv, Kharkiv, Kyiv, Lviv, Poltava, Sumy and Vinnitsa in order to significantly reduce the energy consumption of their buildings with positive environmental impacts. The project is also supported by a EUR 3m EU grant from the Neighbourhood Investment Facility (NIF) to assist implementation arrangements.

The Ukraine Vocational Education and Training Project is expected to improve the quality of vocational education and training in Ukraine. The project promoter is the Ministry of Education and Science (MOES). With the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding, EIB and MOES have agreed to prepare a project that would focus on infrastructure investments to create several centres of excellence throughout Ukraine. The format and content will be developed in line with the reform agenda being prepared and implemented by the Government of Ukraine in this sector. An EIB loan to support the project is envisaged, subject to the approval of the Bank’s governing bodies.

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EIB supports extension of Romania’s natural gas transmission infrastructure

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending EUR 50 million – the first tranche of an approved loan of EUR 150 million – to TRANSGAZ, Romania’s public gas transmission company, to finance a new pipeline. This transaction is backed by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the financial pillar of the Investment Plan for Europe, or "Juncker Plan".

The new pipeline will link Romania’s natural gas resources on the Black Sea shore with both the national gas transmission network and the BRUA gas transmission corridor (linking Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary and Austria), thus connecting the transmission systems of South-East Europe and Central and Western Europe. This connection to the European gas transmission grid will allow gas exports to neighboring European countries.

This project involves the construction of a new 308 km-long transmission pipeline, along with the associated above-ground infrastructure. The new pipeline will be connected to the existing gas transmission system and the new BRUA transmission corridor in Podisor, located at the west of Bucharest.

As part of the project, the EIB, via the European Investment Advisory Hub, which is the advisory pillar of the Juncker Plan, will support Transgaz in drafting a Strategic Environmental Assessment for its 10-year Development Plan.

EIB Vice President Andrew McDowell commented: “This project, supported by the Juncker Plan, is significant for to multiple reasons: it will facilitate the utilisation of newly identified natural gas resources in the Black Sea, located in the EU. It strengthens links with the Western European gas transmission network and hence, contributes to the diversification of gas supplies. Finally, it will strengthen the competitiveness in the gas sector with positive impacts on EU citizens and economy”.

European Vice-President in The Commission’s Vice-President in charge of the Energy Union, Maroš Šefčovič, said: "I welcome this new project supported by the Investment Plan for Europe, as it will help achieve greater energy security and diversification in the region, already characterised by severe vulnerability to its gas supplies. It is yet another brick in the construction of our Energy Union, making energy in the EU more secure, affordable and sustainable. This is also great news for consumers, who will eventually see their gas bills decrease."

Transgaz' Director General, Ion Sterian, stated: “The fruitful cooperation between the European Investment Bank and Transgaz aims at ensuring financing for the company’s investment projects, i.e. strategic investments facilitating the achievement of the European Union's goals for the sustainable and competitive development of gas transmission infrastructure, the diversification of gas supply sources, and the strengthening of energy security and solidarity. Last year, the EIB signed two financing contracts with Transgaz, worth EUR 50 million each, for the implementation of the first phase of the project of common interest (BRUA). It is of strategic importance for Black Sea produced gas to be incorporated into the National Gas Transmission System and transported to the Romanian and EU markets so as to increase the security of gas supply to Romania and the EU and to safeguard the security of gas supply for Romanian consumers. The financial support of the EIB will contribute significantly to the extension of the national gas transmission infrastructure.”

This project represents a continuation of the fruitful cooperation between the EU bank and Transgaz. Earlier in 2017, the EIB signed two contracts with Transgaz – for EUR 50 million each – also receiving EFSI guarantees for financing the first phase of the Romanian sections of the BRUA project.

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France’s first tidal energy plant gets smarter with QOS Energy’s data intelligence platform

Sabella, a pioneering tidal and ocean stream turbine developer, has partnered with QOS Energy to improve the performance monitoring of its ground-breaking Ushant tidal energy project. The first 1MW tidal turbine of the plant, immersed 55 metres under water off the west coast of France, is equipped with more than 100 sensors gathering data every 5 minutes. It now uses QOS Energy’s powerful data intelligence platform to identify, assess and anticipate potential failures.

Sabella’s 1MW D10 turbine was initially commissioned in 2015 in the Fromveur Passage, a strait that lies between Ushant Island and the Molène archipelago, off the coast of the French region of Brittany.  After undergoing key technology upgrades, the tidal turbine was redeployed for the second time in October 2018. Once again, the 400-tonne machine lies on the French seabed and captures the tide to provide renewable power to the 800 inhabitants of Ushant island. To optimise the turbine’s operation, QOS Energy and Sabella closely collaborated to develop specific data acquisition techniques and innovative analytics tailored to the constraints of the demanding sub-marine environment.

“Operating and maintaining a utility-scale tidal turbine at such depth is particularly challenging, and data collection and analysis plays a vital role in doing so successfully. QOS Energy’s data intelligence platform enables our O&M team to visualise critical KPIs such as water pressure, temperature, swell energy prediction, rotor speed or torque compared to power produced. We need this cutting-edge monitoring capability to be able to fully understand performance, and effectively control potential failures,” explained Jean-François Daviau, CEO of Sabella.

Sabella is among the very few companies in Europe that can provide commercially-ready tidal energy technology. Its D10 machine is designed to thrive in the harsh marine environment, and to be maintainable long-term. It boasts a simple and robust design, relying on key components redundancy to ensure a very high level of availability. Sabella’s technology can be deployed as part of large tidal commercial arrays, as well as answer the energy needs of remote off-grid island communities.

“Tidal turbine technology has great potential for off-grid islands that can now harvest their abundant tidal resources,” said Daviau. “Unlike most other sources of clean power, tidal energy produces renewable power in a regular and predictable manner, enabling operators to reliably forecast power production over the full life-cycle of a project.”

Off-grid tidal energy represents a considerable and largely untapped market, considering that about 11,000 islands worldwide are permanently inhabited by a population in excess of 730 million people in total. In most cases, off-grid island communities that are also among the first victims of climate change, rely on expensive and polluting diesel-powered technologies to ensure power supply. With an energy cost of energy per MWh that can be 5 to 10 times higher than in interconnected areas, tidal energy, potentially associated to other renewable sources and storage capabilities, is emerging as a sound economic model for off-grid islands.

“QOS Energy strongly believes that tidal energy will play an important part of the future clean energy mix, so we are very pleased to innovate with a pioneering company such as Sabella and make progress in the important field of tidal O&M. We believe that effective plant monitoring and optimisation will be instrumental in bringing this emerging technology from the margin to the mainstream,” concluded Jean-Yves BELLET, VP-CTO of QOS Energy.

Sabella aims to deploy tidal projects in France, as well as in Southeast Asia and North America. With its innovative technology backed by successful pilot projects, the French company has acquired strong international recognition on the 75 to 100 GW global tidal market, which is expected to take off by 2020.

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Romania - Hidroelectrica has modernized the Bereşti Hydroelectric Power Plant

The state-owned company Hidroelectrica put into operation on December 13, 2018, the Hydro-aggregate II from the Bereşti Hydroelectric Power Plant, Bacau County, after modernization works.

Present at the inauguration of the investment, Robert Tudorache, Secretary of State in the Ministry of Energy, said:

"Hidroelectrica shows in recent years that it is the new champion of the energy system. He is well run and has tremendous financial performance. It is a company that has the capacity to engage deeply in renewing the system and these are our expectations of it. We now have an energy strategy, so we have created the framework for development, the main lines of energy policy. We know where we are and what we want in the next few years: we want renewal and refurbishment for new capabilities, we want new projects to be implemented."

The investment, amounting to 18.2 million lei (3.9 million euros), was carried out with SSH Hidroserv and contributes to the extension of the operation period of the plant.

The Bereşti Hydroelectric Power Plant is a dam station, located along the Siret River. The Bereşti power plant has an annual average energy output of 110 GWh.

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Cities of Tomorrow # 7.Romania

The seventh edition of the Cities of Tomorrow, which will be held on March 26, 2019 at JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel, will be dedicated to both the business community and civil society and the importance of its involvement in the sustainable development of regions and cities.

Dialogue between public authorities and the business environment is important, but the involvement of civil society is at least as necessary. For this reason, the key element for sustainable development is the TRIALOGUE.

Event Structure: National and international speakers will talk about their successful projects and methodologies.

The event will host 8 roundtables and the already well-known market where sponsors will have the opportunity to present their solutions and technologies for modernizing and improving the city and regions, together with representatives of local authorities (Regional Development Agencies, County Councils, City Halls) and communities, who will come forward to present their concrete projects they want and where they seek the support of private actors.

Cities of Tomorrow # 7 will also host a pitching contest!

9 participants, 3 categories: public administration, civil society and the business environment. 1 jury: from representatives of central and local authority, architect / town planner, NGO, journalist, international expert.

The focus will be on urban development projects, examples of good practices and solutions for intelligent cities in Romania, to be presented as convincingly as possible over a 5 minute pitch. It will be judged by the jury, and the winners of each category will receive prizes to encourage the future development of their projects.



WOOLF is proud to announce that it has been named as CES® 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree in the segment Wearable Technologies. The announcement was made during CES Unveiled New York, an invite-only tech event bringing together top media, exhibitors and industry leaders for a sneak peek of the products and trends expected at CES 2019, which will run January 8-11, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV.

An annual program that celebrates outstanding design, the CES Innovation Awards recognizes honorees across 28 product categories. A panel of judges, including designers, engineers and members of the tech media, reviews submissions based on design, functionality, consumer appeal, engineering and how the products compare with competition.

WOOLF/Moto is the simplest and most functional high-tech “driving assistant” and the first wearable notification device available in the worldwide automotive market. It alerts the exceeding of the speed limits, red light cameras, speed cameras and more without any visual or auditory distraction thanks to increasing vibrations to the driver’s wrist. It’s the first wearable technology able to satisfy the bikers’ needs thanks to Machine Learning algorithms GET CLOSERâ, which constantly improves the GPS precision, avoiding irrelevant warnings. 100% Made in Italy, WOOLF/Moto is made of genuine and water-resistant leathers. It doesn’t consume gigabytes ad it works without continuous internet connection. Long life Lithium battery with over 1-month duration. WOOLF/Moto connects via BluetoothTM with the WOOLF App and works with every smartphone (both iOS and Android). It works within 70 countries with more than 120.000 alert points, constantly updated.

“WOOLF/Moto is a project born from our passion for the world of two wheels. We have dedicated a lot of energy in order to bring it to light in a very short time. This prestigious achievement rewards our diligence and makes us very proud”. Federico Tognetti – Co Founder & CEO.

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Energy efficiency through subsidized programs in Ukraine brings results

Ukrainian authorities in cooperation with the State Department for Energy Efficiency of Ukraine, help the population to improve housing by allocating additional funds to local energy co-financing programs.

For example, the budget for the Zhytomyr region has increased from 1 million UAH (almost 32,000 euros) to 5 million UAH (alamost 159,000 euros). At present, the possibility of allocating additional funds is being considered.

With 2.8 million UAH (almost 89,000 euros) was financed the program in the city of Kherson The total budget of the program until 2018 is 3.1 million UAH (almost 99,000 euros).

An additional allocation of 1.8 million UAH (almost 57000 euros) was allocated in addition to the local program in the city of Berdyansk. The demand for the program was so large that already the total amount of funds reached 2.5 million UAH (almost 79000 euros).

Effective cooperation between local authorities and the public is done to:

- reducing energy consumption
- improving the energy efficiency of housing
- increasing the well-being of families.

In total, 163 local energy efficiency programs with a total budget of about 150 million UAH (almost 2.76 million euros) have been launched.



Energy Transition Conference 2018

Between October 30-31, 2018, the second edition of the Energy Transition conference organized by the Romanian Association for Wind Energy was held. Zoltan Nagy-Bege, Vice President of ANRE, participated in the discussions on the development of the energy transition, the expectations and challenges of the renewable energy sector in the 2030s and the positioning of renewable energy as a pillar of sustainable development.

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Results of Solar Decathlon ME 2018 contests

At Solar Decathlon ME 2018 contests  was teams from United Arab Emirates, Australia, France,
Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Palestine, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan and United States.

The 2018 edition of this competition is organized by DEWA, in Dubai at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. SDME consists of 10 contests that will follow the lines of those in previous editions of the competition, although having the necessary customization to challenge the teams to adapt their designs to the heat, dust & high humidity that we experience in the Middle East. The projects are developed by multidisciplinary teams, giving the students the opportunity to learn about technical issues, teamwork, communication skills, and sustainable lifestyle and socio-economic issues in order to ensure the viability of their project.


RoEnergy Fair in Bucuresti, Romania 2019

energy efficiency solutions in buildings
energy management
building management system (BMS)
heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC)
LED technology
monitoring and control energy system
energy infrastructure
passive house and insulation

photovoltaics, solar thermal
• mono- & poly-crystalline, amorphous PV modules
• AC inverters
• cabling components for PV systems
• mounting structures for PV systems
• turn-key grid-connected PV plants
• solar tracking PV plants
• roof-integrated PV plants
• façade-integrated PV plants
• PV systems & hybrid systems for off-grid applications
• PV street lighting
• flat plate, evacuated pipes, unglazed & air solar collectors
• solar boilers, piping & components for solar thermal system
• complete natural & forced circulation DHW systems
• combined space heating & DHW solar systems
• combined solar thermal & gas systems
• solar cooling
• concentration systems for solar thermal power

biomass, biogas, liquid biofuels
• Woodlogs, woodchips & woodpellets gasification boilers
• biomass district heating
• combined solar thermal & biomass systems
• steam cycle, gasification, Stirling engine biomass-fired CHP
• farm, landfill & sewage biogas plants
• biodiesel & vegetables oil burners

hydropower, windpower, geothermal energy
• turbines, components & turn-key mini- hydro plants
• large-hydro plant refurbishment
• offgrid & grid-connected small-scale windpower
• windfarms
• turn-key geothermal heating & cooling plants
• geothermal well drilling
• heat pumps

Cogeneration, Trigeneration
• biogas- & natural gas-fired ICE CHP plants
• natural gas microturbines
• diesel- & biofuels-fired ICE CHP plants
• tri-generation plants
• industrial cogeneration

LED Technologies
• energy efficiency
• long-term life
• color
• shock resistance
• size

hydrogen and fuel cells
• distributed generation with fuel cells systems
• fuel cells vehicles
• hydrogen-fuelled internal combustion engine vehicles

• renewable energy planning, resource assessment
• project development & design
• green labelling, renewable energy trading
• performance contracting, third party financing
• renewable energy heat service & leasing schemes
• green energy banking & financing schemes
• carbon management, carbon trading, joint implementation
• technology information & transfer
• R&D, demonstration, testing & certification


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Drives like a family car, flies autonomously, for door-to-door commute

NFT Inc. a Silicon Valley developer of autonomous commuter transportation solutions, will present the concept of their state of the art 2 or 4-seater eVTOL (electric Vertical Landing & Takeoff) at CES 2019 Eureka Park (Booth 51701).

Key differentiators of the NFT eVTOL:
Fly and Drive Door-to-Door eVTOL with target of 500 km autonomous flight and 100km drive
Easily parks and charges in a garage or on-street parking, no heliport or special airstrip needed Enables people to live outside a major city and have a short, convenient door-to-door commute to work.

NFT’s innovative edge is a crack team of engineers, experts in their field and problem-solvers who love challenges, who have combined experience of 20–34 years in developing world leading aircraft, drones and UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles).

The company’s vision is to significantly reduce transit congestion in and out of urban areas and turn daily door-to-door commutes into an easy, stress-free experience, leading to reduced environmental impact and a higher quality of life in mega-cities. The manufacturing model for the NFT drive and fly vehicle, which bridges automotive and aviation, will enable it to be priced in the range of a family car, making autonomous commuting an affordable reality.

Guy Kaplinsky, Co-founder and Chairman, comments: “People like to have privacy, convenience, and quality time in their commuting experience. We’re addressing that by offering a unique drive and fly vehicle that you can pull out of the garage and drive down the street. Then stop the car, program your destination, and take off vertically. Sit back and enjoy a quick and easy commute to work – the ultimate door-to-door solution.” 

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The Romanian-Kazakh Investment Fund for Energy was set up

On October 26, 2018, KazMunayGas International (KMGI) and the Energy Participation Management Company (SAPE), owned by the Romanian Ministry of Energy signed the association agreement establishing the Romanian-Kazakh Energy Investment Fund.

The establishment of the investment fund is stipulated in the Memorandum of Understanding between the Romanian State and KMGI (former Rompetrol Group).

The Romanian-Kazakh Fund envisages an investment level of about $ 1 billion over a seven-year period.

The shareholder structure of the investment fund that will carry out projects in the field of energy is: KMGI - 80% and the Romanian state - 20%.

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tado GmbH get loan from EIB to develop smart energy projects

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending over EUR 20 million to tado GmbH, Munich, a leading market player in smart home climate management, which intends to use the funds to step up its research and development activities. The EU bank’s loan is backed by a guarantee from the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). EFSI is an essential pillar of the Investment Plan for Europe – also known as the Juncker Plan – under which the EIB and the European Commission are working together as strategic partners and the EIB’s financing operations are boosting the competitiveness of the European economy.

EIB Vice-President Ambroise Fayolle, who is responsible for operations in Germany and EFSI at the Bank, said: “Climate change is one of the greatest global challenges of our time. To cope with its effects, we must act quickly, efficiently and innovatively. I therefore particularly welcome the fact that we have gained a new private sector partner in tado°, which can assist us on the path to better climate protection. With its internet-based smart thermostats, which adjust heating to residents’ behaviour, tado° is breaking new ground in reducing energy consumption sustainably. This modern, efficient and innovative approach is precisely what the EU bank, the world’s largest multinational finance provider for climate change projects, is aiming at, with the support of the Juncker Plan.” And he added: “tado° is an excellent example how EIB’s financing helps to crowd in private investors”

Around 30% of the world's energy consumption is used for heating and air-conditioning in buildings; in Europe, heating and cooling even account for half of total EU energy demand. “We are convinced that in the future all buildings will be intelligently heated and cooled, considerably reducing energy consumption. With the capital from the European Investment Bank we have the opportunity to expand our range of products and services and to massively increase our market penetration,” stated tado°’s CEO Toon Bouten.

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Enel wants 62% of the energy to be produced without carbon dioxide emissions

The Italian energy group Enel wants to reach 62% of carbon-free energy in the total output of the group by 2021, given that for 2018 the estimates are for a percentage of 48%, according to a presentation made by Enel at the Capital Markets Day event in Milan, Italy.

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Aquatherm Tbilisi 2018

Aquatherm exhibition is the concept developed by one of the global leaders of the exhibition industry - Reed Exhibitions. Stated trade fair is being organized by Expo Georgia for the fourth time in 2018. The event will be held on December, 2018 in the eleventh pavilion of Expo Georgia fairground.

The event promises unite the best and brightest of the industry, providing the equipment and expertise of the global and local leaders of heating, energy technology, sustainable energy, cooling, air conditioning and ventilation industries.

Aquatherm Tbilisi 2018 will be held at Expo Georgia – the only exhibition venue in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia and the leading one in the whole Caucasus Region. Set within the post-industrial Didube-Chugureti district of Tbilisi, Expo Georgia is a 14-hectare campus located northeast of the historic city center. The complex is centered in an extensively landscaped sequence of gardens and park spaces, accessed by parkways and pedestrian paths. Soviet-era pavilions are distributed across the site, developed as a regional exposition during 1960s.



Enel X Romania wants to install 2500 charge points for electric cars

Enel X Romania, part of the Enel Group's advanced energy services division, plans to install around 2,500 load points in all regions of Romania in the period 2019-2023. Total investment is estimated between 15 and 20 million euros.

"Enel X Romania is committed to offering electric vehicle owners and fleets the opportunity to travel across the country, from north to south and from east to west, without worrying about where to find the next load point. Ambitious development of an extended load infrastructure over the next five years, we will contribute to cleaner and more sustainable transport throughout Romania" said Marius Chiriac, Director of Enel X Romania, according to a press release.

The first loading points will be installed in 2019 in Bucharest, Timisoara and Constanta.

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3rd International Congress and Exhibition “Hydropower. The Caspian and Central Asia” (20-21 February, Tbilisi, Georgia)

3rd International Congress “Hydropower. The Caspian and Central Asia” is the professional platform for the dialogue, exchange of opinions, seeking solutions, and efforts consolidation of government and business to jointly work on a number of projects for the construction and renovation of hydropower plants in the region (Georgia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Armenia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kirghizia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan). 

Congress keynote speakers and VIP-guests 2018 include:
- Azamat Omorov, Deputy Chairman, National Committee for Industry, Energy, and Natural Resources
- Timur Gamzatov, Director, RusHydro Dagestan Branch
- Telgu Naresh, Director Operations, Adjaristsqali Georgia
- Ruben Egoyan, General Director, Scientific Research Institute of Energy of the Republic of Armenia
- Evgeny Bellendir, Director, HydroProject Institute (RusHydro)

Here’s a sneak peek at what you get when you join the Congress 2019: 

- Case studies from companies successfully carrying out HPP construction projects in America, Europe, and Asia.

- 9 states – one goal. Georgia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Armenia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kirghizia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan – which facilities are in progress of construction and design.

- Hot issue: Where is the money coming from – investment and finance. Alternative solutions
- Focus on hydropower! New projects in the Caspian and Central Asia. International cooperation, plans of policymakers, initiators, and investors.

- Dedicated sessions on construction, renovation, and exploitation of hydropower plants.

- Technology-focus presentations and exclusive exhibition: innovative technologies and equipment – construction, renovation, operation.

- Unparalleled business networking opportunities

Hydropower Caspian and Central Asia 2019
20-21 February 2019, Tbilisi, Georgia


ISH 2019 from Monday to Friday.Changing the sequence to Monday to Friday will give trade visitors an extra working day at the fair

ISH, the world’s leading trade fair for the combination of water and energy, is changing its sequence of days. In future, the event will begin on Monday, instead of Tuesday, as in the past.

“With the new sequence of days, we are taking account of the wishes of our exhibitors. Changing the sequence to Monday to Friday will give trade visitors an extra working day at the fair. At the same time, travelling will be more convenient for international visitors”, says Wolfgang Marzin, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Messe Frankfurt.

In line with the recommendation of the ISH Advisory Council and the exhibitors, the change in the sequence of days was agreed by a majority of the ISH patrons – the Federation of the German Heating Industry (BDH), Association of Air Conditioning and Ventilation in Buildings (FGK), Association of the German Sanitation Industry (VDS), German Association for Energy Efficiency in Building Services (VdZ) and The German Sanitation, Heating and Air Conditioning Association (ZVSHK) – following the last edition of the fair.

The next ISH will be held from 11 to 15 March 2019 (Monday to Friday). As in the past, the fair will be open to private visitors on the last day.

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DNV GL certifies Ingeteam’s 2MW DFIG converter

Ingeteam, the world-leading supplier of electrical conversion equipment, announced today that it received DNV GL’s certification for its Ingecon®Wind stator-equipped 2MW DFIG converter. With this latest achievement, Ingeteam completes the range of its products covered under DNV GL certification, such as the medium voltage full power converters and the statorless DFIG converters; and demonstrates its ability to consistently meet DNV GL’s quality and safety requirements across multiple drive-train topologies.

Ingeteam’s low voltage DFIG power converters have been developed with a modular FRT solution to optimize cost-effectiveness and fulfil the strictest international grid codes. It is a mature technology used by many of the main turbine manufacturers, offering key advantages with regards to costs and sizes savings.

The DNV GL Component Certificate confirms that ingeteam’s converter is designed, documented and manufactured in accordance to design assumptions, specific standards and technical requirements, globally. It also makes the process of new turbine development easier, speeding up the integration of components to wind turbine platforms.

“To this day, DFIG converters remain the most proven, efficient and cost competitive drive train topology,” explained Ion Etxarri Sangüesa, R&D Quality Team Leader of Ingeteam Wind Energy. “Our DFIG converter series offer cost-optimized products for each market and application. Those converters present a very grid-friendly behaviour, including FRT, SCR and SSR, which explains why they are used all over the world, and, in particular, why they do very well in emerging markets such as India or Brazil. Our 2MW DFIG converters can be modulated to bring customized solutions that will effectively minimize wind turbine LCoE”, continued Etxarri Sangüesa.

“We are very pleased to continue our partnership with Ingeteam and support the company in their efforts to demonstrate the quality standards of their products. This new certification is another step forward in the excellent working relationship we have developed with Ingeteam over the years. The certificate emphasizes the quality requirements of Ingeteam in safety and reliability of their products”, concluded Kim Mørk, Executive Vice President, Renewables Certification at DNV GL.


Ukraine: Inauguration of the Novotroickoe wind park

In Herson, the president of the State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation in Ukraine, Serghei Savchuk participated at the inauguration of the Novotroickoe wind park. The total capacity of the plant will be about 70 MW and will be among those the three largest and most powerful in Ukraine.

The installation consists of wind turbines delivered by one of the world's largest wind turbine manufacturers - the company Danish Vestas. The project was implemented by Windcart Tavria along with Ukrgasbank.

"This shows that investors are more active and interested in investing in the installation of renewable energy energy. These success stories are the result of hard work by the Government and the Parliament" Sergei Savchuk told the opening ceremony.

In 2016, 121 MW of renewable energy was introduced, which is 4 times higher than in 2015. For the 7 months of 2017, 166.1 MW have already been installed, which is more than for the whole of the past year.

As for the Herson region, this area is one of the best in the development of "clean energy". Starting with 1 August 2017, there are 23 installations in the Kherson region that generate green electricity. Specifically, 18 with capacity solar power of 68.4 MW and 4 wind farms with a total capacity of nearly 34 MW.


Niculae Havrileţ: Romania's target will be 32% renewable energy for 2030

Niculae Havrileţ, energy minister adviser and former president of the Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE), said in a special conference that as the price of equipment is decreasing, the electricity bill will be lower: "Romania's target will be 32% for 2030. Given that we have already exceeded the target of 4% by 2020, another 8% in the next 12 years is very likely to be installed without a special financial support."

At present, there are wind turbines in Romania with a capacity of 3,105 MW, photovoltaic panels of 1,361 MW, micro-hydropower plants of 342 MW and biomass plants of 143 MW.

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BUDMA 2018 – a summary of the most important construction fair

BUDMA 2018 in numbers:
nearly 1,000 exhibitors (BUDMA, KOMINKI, INTERMASZ, INFRATEC fairs altogether)
over 150 registered new products

20 registered market premieres as part of the BUDMA Premieres Club
42 products received prestigeuos  MTP Gold Medals award (distribution per fair: 35 BUDMA, 5 Kominki, 2 Intermasz)
About 100 conferences, presentations, training sessions and events accompanying the BUDMA Fair
2 700 press releases, information on TV, websites and forums as well  as discussion forums (between 1 September to 5 February)
46,000 Fair guests during the 4 days dedicated to the construction industry!

Second Economic Forum of Civil Engineering and Architecture
The new regulations, rules of the "National Property Holding", competitiveness of Polish construction companies on foreign markets – these are just some of the topics that were discussed during the 2nd Economic Construction Engineering Forum and Construction Engineering Days, which provided a tremendous amount of knowledge during the BUDMA Fair.
At the Forum, also the topics of the quality of public space in the context of its accessibility for people with disabilities were addressed. The discussion also concerned the future of the construction industry, during which the invited guests tried to answer the question whether the automation of production and exports is a chance for the continuous development of Polish companies. Among the topics addressed during the Forum, there were also the ones concerning the future of workforce and professionals the lack of whom starts to be noticeable on the Polish construction market.

Selected topics addressed during the Forum:
• The competitiveness of Polish construction companies and manufacturers of construction products on export markets
• The future of the construction industry – is automation of production and exports a chance for the continuous development of Polish construction companies?
• Quality of public space
• Bim – digital revolution in the construction industry
• Industrial construction yesterday, today and tomorrow
• Staff and companies vs. the order portfolio. What are specialists missing on the market?
• The situation and trends in the field of vocational training for the construction industry

The Economic Forum of Civil Engineering and Architecture was held under the auspices of and in cooperation with: Honorary Patronage: Ministry of Infrastructure and Construction

Co-organizers: Międzynarodowe Targi Poznańskie, Chamber of Architects of the Republic of Poland, Polish Chamber of Civil Engineers, Polish Chamber of Commerce of the Construction Industry, Wielkopolska Region Chamber of Construction Engineers
Industry Partners: Ministry of Education, Building Research Institute, Polish Cluster of Construction Industry Exporters, Eastern Construction Cluster, Polish Windows and Doors Association, Lewiatan Association, Education Development Centre, Polish Investment and Trade Agency, Polish Association of Construction Industry Employers, Polish Association of Developers, Public Procurement Department, Association of Polish Cities, Budowlani Trade Union, Integracja Foundation, ASM – Market Research and Analysis Centre

BUDMA Champions Show. 9th Polish Championships of Young Roofers

Steep roofs, metal roofs, flat roofs and facades – in such contest categories young roofers (aged up to 26 years) began to compete during the BUDMA Fair. Among the competing teams, Polish national team was selected to take part in the World Championships of Young Roofers, which will be held in Latvia in autumn 2018.

The event Partners were the following companies: Braas, Blachy Pruszyński, Icopal, BudMat, Yetico, Blachotrapez, Balex Metal, Roben, Fakro, Soudal, Velux, Ruuki, B.Pro, Festool, Sorex.

The art of parquet floor laying

It is in Poznań where the most important event for the parquet floor industry in 2018 was held – the International Polish Championship of Young Parquet Layers. This time, in addition to the representatives of Poland, the competition was attended by contestants from Belarus, the Czech Republic, Germany and Ukraine. Polish Champion and Runner-Up will represent Polish parquet layers during the European Championship, which will take place in Minsk. An additional advantage for the participants of the Championship was the fact that the works made during the competition were treated as the exam tasks completed to obtain an apprentice or master certificate in the parquet layer profession.

The event programme also included presentations and demonstrations of the latest products and technologies in parquet floor laying, lectures by specialists and experts who presented the latest trends in design, as well as open training for surveyors.
The Championship was organized by the Polish Association of Parquet Layers. The event Partners included: Festool, Bochem, Bautec Dr. Schutz, Eukula, HartzLack, Janser, Mafell, Mat-Tar, Polski Związek Handlu i Usług Branży Pokryć Podłogowych, Walczak.

Trowel made of gold

Nearly 70 vocational schools registered their participation in one of the few competitions designed for students of construction vocational schools! The 48th edition of the "Golden Trowel" Construction Tournament gave the students an opportunity to present their skills in such categories as e.g. bricklayer, painter, floor layer, fitter or roofer. In Poznań, we saw the best of those representing their schools and professions, and who were struggling not only for prestige but also for valuable prizes and for being exempt from the exam confirming professional qualifications.

The competition was organised by the Polish Association of Construction Industry Education. The competition Partners included: Fakro, Stowarzyszenie Przemysłu Wapienniczego, Akademia Techniczna, PPG Deco, Bricoman, Giacomini, MPGN.

Proper woodwork installation - MONTERIADA

During the 3rd edition of MONTERIADA at the BUDMA International Construction and Architecture Fair, the event participants had an opportunity to see live what the installation of products by leading woodwork companies looks like.  In the shows, cutting-edge tools, installation systems and accessories were used. This year's new element was a demonstration of roller shutters installation with control and fittings adjustment.

Those who visited the MONTERIADA 2018 stand had an opportunity to meet companies' experts who explained in an accessible way all technical issues and talked about products. The installation process could not only be observed but also performed oneself – as part of the competition for the fastest "fitters" from the audience, special prizes had been prepared. Also a press conference and a visit of students of "DOBRY MONTAŻ" (GOOD ASSEMBLY) vocational training classes from two vocational schools.

MONTERIADA 2018 partners included: AIB, Aluplast, FAKRO, GERDA, Hörmann, Klimas Wkręt -met, Lahti Pro, Porta KMI Poland, Somfy, Soudal, Stanley Black&Decker, VORNE.

The Legend is Back – INTERMASZ at BUDMA!

Construction industry without machines? Unimaginable... Poland's largest exhibition of machinery, vehicles and construction equipment, after a few-year break, once again was held along with the most important meeting of the construction industry in Poland! The consolidation of the two events allowed us to comprehensively present the best in the construction industry, including innovative and technologically advanced machinery.

Who nowadays can imagine a constitution site without the support of construction machinery? Even in smaller, individual investments, the equipment is used thanks to which you may save much time necessary for the preparation of e.g. excavations for foundations or pouring concrete. Currently proposed construction equipment offers something more – the convenience of operation, operator safety and lower operating costs thanks to the latest technology. The event participants had an opportunity to see such machines, compare them and choose the ones that respond to our demands most. It is all thanks to the INTERMASZ Construction Machinery Fair, which, after a few years, again was held simultaneously with the BUDMA Construction Fair.

Architects' time
The 4 exhibition days were filled with events aimed at architects and designers who during BUDMA could find not only hundreds of the latest and inspiring products presented by the exhibitors but also meet world-renowned architects, take part in debates and also see more than 130 works and implementation by architectural companies and studios from entire Poland!

1m/ARCH (1 metre for an architect) was, for the first time during BUDMA, a place of presenting the accomplishments and achievements of more than 130 architectural companies and studios. Specially arranged space of the mezzanine in Hall 3A was also a place of meetings and consultations with architects, frequently attended not only by the architects themselves but also investors who were interested in often custom, interesting architectural solutions.

Design 4 Senses
Unique, unconventional solutions, unusual design, perfect form and texture – every day in our work we look for materials which will bring our projects to another level and meet or even exceed the expectations of our customers. It is also thanks to top-class products and technological solutions that our works have a chance to stand out from the surrounding architecture, become noticed and appreciated by architects, but above all by outsiders.

It was in the Design 4 Senses zone that we could find the products and solutions that would meet even the highest requirements of each project. Design 4 Senses presented unique, exclusive product offers by such brands as Alusky, Fakro, Finishparkiet, Hörmann, or Schody Marchewka.

MVRDV – discovering "Baltic Tower" in Poznań
What was the idea of the creators of the Baltic Tower in Poznań, an internationally renowned architectural studio? The story behind this modern, bold as for the Poznań (and probably even Polish) standards building, was told on the second day of BUDMA. The special guest was Fokke Moerel from the Dutch MvRdV studio, a company that has won numerous prestigious awards, creating unusual works that are always designed from scratch, without the use of the forms of expressions already utilised.

Let's talk about space
A fixed element in the series of events aimed mainly at architects during the BUDMA Fair is the architectural debate. The theme of this year's meeting, attended by artists dealing with e.g. describing and popularisation of knowledge about architecture and urban planning, was "Telling Space Story". The invited guests attempted to answer several questions, for example how to talk about space, which media to use, what language to use to convey information and to whom it should be addressed. Also, the issue of education and condition of knowledge about the architecture of an average Polish customer was discussed.
The debate was moderated by a well-known, respected architecture critic, journalist Jakub Głaz.

Traditionally drawn architectural designs
It is already the fourth edition of the Architectural Sketches competition, in which participants faced the challenge of preparing a drawing by hand presenting the impact of selected technologies and materials on quality, looks and character of architecture. This time the students of architecture faculties were supposed to present "Man in Space" by means of conventional techniques, using a pencil, rapidograph, pen, marker or crayon.

"The current curriculum at universities pushes drawing by hand aside, which makes young architects lose the ability to use the traditional technique. Most architectural projects used to be started by performing a sketch, committing emotions, a vision of a given construction to paper, and that is why through the competition we try to promote this somewhat forgotten skill, which is still important in our profession." - says Ryszard Gruda, National Council of the Chamber of Architects of the Republic of Poland. - "This year's theme of the competition, "Man in Space", gives the participants almost unlimited room for manoeuvre to show their imagination." - he adds.

From dozens of submitted works, only ten were selected for the final. The expert Jury nominated 10 works for the final, and this year's winners are:
1st place – Julia Niemczyk – University of Arts in Poznań
2nd place – Sara Drozd – Cracow University of Technology
3rd place – Izabela Kazimierska – Poznań University of Technology.
Once again, the "Audience's Choice" prize was awarded. The Internet voting was attended by over 3,000 participants, who chose the work by Izabela Kazimierska with just a minimal difference of votes.

The events dedicated to architects are organized by Międzynarodowe Targi Poznańskie and the Chamber of Architects of the Republic of Poland.

As early as today, we would like to invite you to the 28th edition of the BUDMA International Construction and Architecture Fair!
5-8 February 2019, Poznań.


Energy efficiency & LNG Summit in Prague 2018

Conference Agenda
November 29-30th 2018

Third Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency & Exhibition summit
Courtesy of Gabriel & Gabriels International Prague

Venue for the Event is Pentahotels, Sokolovská 112, Prague 8 Karlín, Czech Republic. , email:
Tel: +420 776 347 298

1. Learn about the latest developments in global market
2. Hear from leading experts in Renewable energy, Energy, Power, Utilities, 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


Giuseppe Fumarola – Futur-E Project Coordinator at Enel Global Thermal Generation
Prof Norman Mclennan – Managing Director at Rubislaw Integrated Consulting Solutions
Christophe Dromacque – Head of Research and Analysis at VaasaETT Global Energy

Think Tank
Johan Ander – Program Manager – Smart City Program – Energy
Sebastiano Ambrogio – Head of Energy Storage Business Development Global Thermal Generation at Enel
Richardo Batista – Naval Architect & Marine Engineer, Researcher in Energy Sustainability
Nektarios Moraitis – Energy Efficiency Manager at Watt & Volt
Shah Zulfiquar Haider – General Manager, Pabna Rural Electric Cooperative 1
David Lecoque – Policy and Business Development Manager at Alliance for Rural Electrification
Aurel Mindrican – AFEER (The Association of Electricity Suppliers in Romania) Trade Development Manager – CEZ Trade Romania & Trade Manager – Ovidiu Development
Johan Tonsberg – Contract and procurement previously Manager at Maersk Oil & Shell
Stefan Schauss – Director business Development Energy Storage Systems at Greensmithenergy
Kristina Rimkunaite – SSLNG development manager at LITGAS 2
Karim Elhanafi – President, Founder GIS Consultant Management ONG-IT GmbH
Ivana Ostoic – CEO IQ Group,Sustainabilty,Enviroment,Energy Efficiency,Renewable Expert,Public Speaker
David Marco – CEO | Best-Selling Author | International Speaker on Data Management
Rainer Bachmann – Domain E-Mobility,Head of Platforms & Operations Eon
Kirstin Bell – Director at Renewablechoice,
George Chavdarov – Energy expert at European Investment Bank
Wolfram Sparber – Chairman Of The Board Of Directors at Alperia S.p.A
Mark Ossel – Vice President at Networked Energy Services (NES) Corporation (USA, Ca)
Peter Stewart – Managing Director at Resource economist ltd
Bjorn Brochmann – Director, Brochmann Energy
Rita Conte – Consultant Endsight Consulting
Daniel Burrus – Technology Futurist, Innovation Expert, Keynote Speaker, Best Selling Author
Luis Colasante – Group Energy Manager & Head of Economic Research | Writer Contributor: Oilprice | USA Today
Richard Albrecht – Innovation and Business Development Manager at CC Energy
Sam Wilkinson – Senior Research Manager – Solar & Energy Storage at IHS Markit
Francisco Pablo De La Flor – Director of Regulation at Enagas
Willem Strabbing – Managing Director at ESMIG
Tor Eigil Hodne – Director, EU Office at Statnett SF
Robert Stanek – Senior consultant at The P3 Group Germany
Jan Ernst Sr. – Application Engineer EMEA Maxwell Technologies
Tanya Batra – Head of Business Development at Ezysolare
Tim Karlsson – Executive Director International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE)
Bodo von Duering – Owner, von During Management AG3
David Lecoque – Policy and Business Development Manager at Alliance for Rural Electrification
Bjorn Bekkevold, Owner, Chairman, Founder & CEO

7:30 AM to 8:00 AM Registration and Reception

9:00 AM Opening statement and Keynote Addresses:
Prof Norman Mclennan, former VP Supply Chain Sasol
Exploration & Production International but now Managing
Director at Rubislaw Integrated Consulting Solutions
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM 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.
Prof Norman Mclennan, former VP Supply Chain Sasol Exploration & Production International but now Managing Director at Rubislaw Integrated Consulting Solutions
Presentation: Mega trends in climate change and resource efficiency, Urbanization, active customers digitalization and New Technologies
Johan Ander, Program Manager - Smart City Program - Energy
Presentation: Integrating wind power into the Romanian electricity market
Aurel Mindrican, AFEER (The Association of Electricity Suppliers in Romania) Trade Development Manager – CEZ Trade Romania & Trade Manager – Ovidiu Development
Presentation: ESCO model in Western Balkans-Success stories
Ivana Ostoic, CEO IQ Group, Sustainabilty, Environment,
Energy Efficiency, Renewable Expert, Public Speaker
Presentation: The integration of decentralized heat and electricity generation plus e-mobility in quarter concept as part of sustainable cities development
Rainer M. Bachmann, Domain E-Mobility, Head of Platforms & Operations Eon
Presentation: Use of depleted gas fields for green energy Bodo von Duering, Owner von During management Ag.
Presentation: "The potential of consumption feedback and demand response in the residential sector - findings from 160 pilots around the world?"
Christophe Dromacque, Head of Research and Analysis at VaasaETT Global Energy Think Tank
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
Dr. Suresh Gupta, Head of RD at Anguil Environmental Systems, Inc.
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM Lunch

Keynote Address:
Presentation: PIMS - Pipeline Information Management Systems based on Enterprise GIS
Daniel Burrus, Technology Futurist, Innovation Expert, Keynote Speaker, Best Selling Author
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM Presentation: “Integrated solutions for smart cities, power, gas
and water networks” By Karim Elhanafi, President, Founder GIS Consultant Management ONG-IT GmbH

Nektarios Moraitis, Energy Efficiency Manager
Presentation: Energy Storage experience
Sebastiano Ambrogio, Head of Energy Storage
Business Development Global Thermal Generation
Presentation: Towards a single European Power Market » The Principal Changes in the Last 5 Years in the European Power Market
Luis Colasante, Group Energy Manager & Head of Economic Research, Writer Contributor: Oilprice, USA Today
Presentation: Kristina Rimkunaite, SSLNG development manager at LITGAS
Presentation: Wolfram Sparber, Chairman of The Board of Directors at Alperia S.p.A
3:00 PM to 3:15 PM Break
3:15 PM to 4:45 PM
5:00 PM Presentation:
Joseph Mcmullen, Marketing Director Schneider Electric Software
End of Day One

7:30 AM to 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM Presentation:
Sam Wilkinson, Senior Research Manager - Solar & Energy Storage at HIS Markit
Presentation: Peter Stewart, Managing Director at Resource economist ltd

Presentation: Richard Albrecht, Innovation and Business Development Manager at CC Energy
Presentation: George Chavdarov, Energy expert at European Investment Bank
Presentation: Rita Conte, Consultant Endsight Consulting
Presentation: David Marco, CEO, Best-Selling Author, International Speaker on Data Management
Presentation: How a more intelligently-run power grid can yield greater cost savings both for the entire utility system and individual customers
Tor Eigil Hodne, Director, EU Office at Statnett SF
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM Lunch

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM 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 Jan Ernst, Sr. Application Engineer EMEA Maxwell

Technologies 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) Robert Stanek, Senior Consultant at The P3 Group Germany
Presentation: The opportunities for the use of fuel cells and hydrogen in energy systems integration, and linking energy, transportation and industry sectors Tim Karlsson, Executive Director International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE)
Presentation: 'The use of ICT in tapping Solar Energy
Investment opportunities'. With particularly focus on the
Investment opportunities in India which yield high returns Tanya Batra, Head of Business Development at Ezysolare
Presentation: LNG/pipe gas as a balancing system for the electricity grid managed by the consumers
Bjorn Bekkevold, Owner, Chairman, Founder & CEO
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Break
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. How could Technology of LNG be used in terms of its bottlenecks in having it used on larger engines for larger commercial ships?
Debate team: Prof Norman Mclennan, Managing Director at
Rubislaw Integrated Consulting Solutions and Georges Seil,Ph.D-cand, MBA, MD Biz Consult.

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Closing Ceremonies


Ameriabank becomes first EBRD partner in Armenia to receive loan under Green Economy

Small businesses in Armenia will have more opportunities to invest in green technology thanks to a US$ 12.5 million loan the EBRD is providing to Ameriabank for on-lending to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and corporates for green investments.

The loan is co-financed by the EBRD and the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the largest international climate fund created in 2010 under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. GCF supports low-emission and climate-resilient programmes in developing countries.

Companies interested in small-scale renewable energy projects may also benefit from investment incentives funded by the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF) through the Scaling-Up Renewable Energy Programme (SREP). The GEFF includes a comprehensive technical advisory package, co-financed by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance and the GCF, which helps originate and verify green investment opportunities.

source EBRD


Ukraine: The Trifonovskaya Solar Park was opened with a capacity of 10 MW

On September 27 in the Herson region, solemnly opened the Trifonovskaya solar power station with a capacity of 10 MW. In a year, it will generate 11-12 million kWh of "clean" electricity. This will be enough to supply electricity to the inhabitants of the 15 surrounding villages, which is actually a third of the Velyko Aleksandrovsky neighborhood.

According to the Regional State Administration of Herson, the project was implemented in a memorandum on the cooperation between the State Duma and DTEK. Ukrgasbank also joined the construction of the plant, providing a loan of 7.1 million euros.

"Another solar power plant has been successfully built and already generates clean electricity for Ukrainian families." This event demonstrates that financial and business institutions have stepped up in this area, due to legislative changes, green tariff improvements ", The removal of" local content ", the introduction of long-term contracts on" clean "electricity and other" - said Director of Renewable Energies Yuriy Derzhenerhoefektyvnosti Shafarenko at the opening.

As Y. Shafarenko explained, due to regulatory changes in the last 2 years, the development of renewable energy has been reviving. For example, in 2016, 121 MW of energy was introduced. It is 4 times more than in 2015. For the 7 months of 2017, 166.1 MW were introduced, which is more than for the whole of the past year. Interestingly, 155.6 MW of these are solar-powered.

The Trifonskaya solar plant was built in a record 5 months. The investment consists of 37,000 solar panels of the Chinese company JA Solar. The rest of the equipment, except for panels and inverters, is manufactured in Ukraine.

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Enel will develop charging stations for electric cars in Spain and Romania

Italian company Enel announced it will develop a network of charging stations for electric cars, a move that follows the global trend of gradual phasing out of fossil fuels.

Francesco Starace, general manager of the company, announced in Rome that Enel will start developing electricity distribution networks in Spain and Romania, as it has already done in Italy.

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Ingeteam’s new Indian wind converter factory becomes the first-ever facility to receive DNV GL’s shop approval certification in India

Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion equipment, announced today that it received DNV GL’s “Shop Approval in Renewable Energy” certification for the wind converter manufacturing facility recently established by the company in the Tamil Nadu region. Ingeteam’s new facility is the first-ever wind converter factory to receive such a certificate in India. DNV GL’s Shop Approval is awarded upon successful completion of a comprehensive audit, and will enable Ingeteam to simplify the scope of subsequent quality inspections, or even, in some cases, exempt the company and its clients from audits for a period of three years.

DNV GL’s Shop Approval certification guarantees that a workshop operates within a high-standard manufacturing environment, and that adequate working procedures and methods are consistently deployed by qualified staff. It is independent from component, type or project certification and is always workshop specific. With this scheme, DNV GL offers next level certification and standardization, going beyond modules and elements to include all technical aspects laid down in standards and recommended practices.

“We are proud to be the very first manufacturer to receive this important certification for a wind converter manufacturing facility in India. It is a rigorous and wide-ranging audit that guarantees that Ingeteam manufactures products with an equal commitment to quality anywhere in the world. In addition, it will enable Ingeteam and its customers to deal with minimal DNV GL plant inspections for three years, thereby reducing the time and costs for any future equipment to be manufactured at our plant. It is a serious guarantee of manufacturing competitiveness that we are offering to customers,” explained Ion Etxarri Sangüesa, R&D Quality Team Leader of Ingeteam Wind Energy.

Ingeteam’s new Indian wind facility, built near Chennai, is poised to be a strategic manufacturing centre for Ingeteam’s business in India. It will enable the company to increase the supply of quality components to wind turbine manufacturers in this booming, and extremely competitive market. The 3,500 m² plant is equipped with state-of-the-art production technology and will manufacture electrical components following the same industry-leading standards and processes as Ingeteam’s other production facilities around the world.

“The scope of DNV GL’s Shop Approval standard goes well beyond the typical product certification. We are pleased to provide Ingeteam with this certificate, which is testament to their uncompromising commitment to quality in manufacturing processes”, concluded Kim Mørk, Executive Vice President, Renewables Certification at DNV GL.

press release

Ingeteam opens new high-tech production facility for electrical wind turbine components in India

Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion and turbine control equipment, announced today that it just opened a new facility in the vicinity of Chennai to satisfy the demand for wind power converters and control cabinets by both local and international OEMs with operations in India.

Located in the Tamil Nadu region, Ingeteam’s new 3,500 m² facility is equipped with state-of-the-art production technology. The production plant in India will manufacture electrical components following the same stringent standards and processes as Ingeteam’s other production facilities in Spain, USA and Brazil.

The new facility has been specially developed to meet the needs of a promising and demanding market, such as India. This highly efficient as well as cost-effective production center is based on a modular design and can be easily modified. The production lines are extremely agile, so they can quickly be adapted to meet new client requirements. In addition, the floor space availability will enable Ingeteam to expand the facility on demand. Production at the new facility started in August, with first deliveries made in September. Serial production started in October.

“With this new plant, we are able to increase our delivery of reliable and quality products to wind turbine manufacturers in India’s extremely competitive market. The decision to manufacture locally was marked by the potential of the Indian market, by its protectionism and by the high potential of its people”, said Ana Goyen, Director of Ingeteam Wind Energy. “We will be there to serve our clients with the same parameters of quality, reliability and competitiveness that have always been at the core of Ingeteam. This is a further strategic step to positioning ourselves in this rapidly growing but legally secure market as the world’s leading supplier of wind power converters,” she continued.

Ingeteam entered the emerging Indian wind energy sector very early on, and now holds a 9% market share in the country. In 2017, a staggering 35% of the 4,148 MW wind capacity installed in India that year was equipped with Ingeteam’s technology.

“Although the Indian wind market has slowed down due to regulatory and commercial issues, we have no doubt that it will pick up again and continue with the positive overall growth trend it has set over the past few years. The fundamentals of growth are there and this market remains a key area of investment for Ingeteam in the long run,” commented Goyen.

India is a developing country with a growing need for energy and with limited fossil resources. For this reason, the Indian government has prioritized the development of renewable energies, particularly wind and solar energy. The drastic reduction in energy prices has demonstrated the success of this policy. The Indian market is expected to resume its fast development, as the government seeks to meet its targets of 175 GW of renewable capacity by 2022, with 60 GW of that coming from wind energy alone.


TIB – Bucharest International Technical Fair, 43 years of industry, technology, research and innovation

TIB 2018 takes place in one of the new exhibition areas that Romexpo has open in the fall of 2017 – Pavilion B1! With a total area of 11,905 square meters, pavilion B1 is the ideal location for hosting international fairs and exhibitions.

Related event October 11, hour 10-18
- Official launch of the installable course for solar photovoltaic systems - Dimensioning of solar installations
- Presentation of the National Photovoltaic Green House Program
- tribute 10 years AREL (Romanian Association of Electricians)
- demonstration workshop for electrical checks

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Hybrid cars in Turkey

Turkish automaker Oyak Renault will invest over 100 million euros in a hybrid aluminum factory located in northwestern Turkey where components for the next generation of hybrid cars will be produced, tell to Reuters Turkish Industry Minister Mustafa Varank. The Renault factory from Bursa produces about 360,000 vehicles per year.

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The multisectoral fair provides an excellent opportunity to present quality products and services, innovative trends and ideas. It is the annual biggest regional sales exhibition in the Northern Lithuania.

The trade show will take place 3 days from Tuesday, 29th November to Saturday, 1st December 2018 in Siauliai, Lithuania (Siauliai Arena, J. Jablonskio St. 16,Siauliai, Lithuania).

Audience: general public and professional visitors.

“Siauliai 2018” exhibitors use the fair to introduce new products and services in the target group. You are welcome to strengthen your contacts with existing customers and get new ones, find business partners in Lithuania.

Additionally international conference, seminars and B2B meetings are offered.

Registration yo exhibition: 

B2B Registration form
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Amarenco becomes France's number one in rooftop solar after latest tender results

Amarenco, a leading European renewable energy IPP, has announced that it has become number one in the highly competitive 100kW-8MW rooftop solar segment in France, after winning 32MW in the latest CRE4.5 Buildings tender. Amarenco has been awarded a total capacity of more than 100MW across the five consecutive calls for tenders in this category, far ahead of Urbasolar (81MW) and Technique Solaire (68MW).

Amarenco’s rooftop projects are distributed across two development platforms, one of which was established in partnership with TOTAL SOLAR. To carry out the projects, the company will unlock more than €120 million of investment.

“Beyond this undisputed leadership position in France, it is important to point out that thanks to our high level of professionalism and deep expertise, Amarenco always builds all of its winning projects. Although this seems like a given, it is not always the case with French tenders, where low tariffs can prevent certain players from delivering their projects when subsequent price variations negatively impact on the construction costs”, commented Olivier Carré, President of Amarenco France.

With more than 80 employees divided between France and Ireland, and a French asset fleet of 1300 PV plants managed from its headquarters in south-west France, the company combines a strong local anchorage with large international ambitions. It currently has a development portfolio of close to 1GW, composed of projects located across Ireland, France, as well as other areas.

“We are proud of the strong growth momentum of our company. We also continue to recruit among the best talent in France because it is pre-eminently through our teams’ high level of expertise that Amarenco has become the leader in rooftop photovoltaics in this market. We are also about to carry out various other ambitious projects, which will be announced in the near future", adds Alain Desvigne, Chairman of the Amarenco board.

For the last 10 years, Amarenco France has been working in close partnership with agricultural landowners, local authorities and businesses. Its projects are particularly distinguished by their environmental requirements, their innovations, as well as their collaborative and participative approaches, which appealed to all farmers and businesses who join in this success.


Romania: 30,000 vouchers used in the Rabla program

According to the Environment Fund Administration from Romania, almost half of the 30,000 additional vouchers granted in the Rabla Program, which are changing an old car with a new one, have been exhausted. There are also approximately 15,000 scrapping bonuses for individuals. The Rabla program began in March 2018 for both individuals and legal entities, with 65 million euros budget allocated. The funds were supplemented this month by 44 million euros. Any Romanian who wants to buy a new car will charge 1444 euros and for a hybrid vehicle will receive another 377 euros.

Frimu Ghinea



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