In The Spotlight
- 19 September 2017 - 21 September 2017
- Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC)
- Bangkok, Thailand
Market analysts project a strong solar growth in several major South American markets.
Canadian Solar Inc ,one of the world’s largest solar power companies, and EDF Energies Nouvelles,a global market leader in renewable energy, announced a partnership in the 92.5 MWp Pirapora III photovoltaic project in Brazil, through the sale of 80% interest in the Project by Canadian Solar to EDF EN do Brasil, EDF Energies Nouvelles’ local subsidiary.
ACWA Power signed the Power Purchase Agreement with the Government of Egypt for three solar photovoltaic power plants in Benban
Toshiba Corporation announced that they will construct and operate a large-scale hydrogen energy system in Namie-cho, Fukushima prefecture, based on a 10,000 kW class hydrogen production facility.
Enphase Energy, Inc. , a global energy technology company and the world’s leading supplier of solar microinverters, announced that the Company has appointed a strategic account manager in India, added Sun-AP Ecopower and Redington as new distribution partners and established a direct presence in Chennai to manage future growth in India.
RES has announced the acquisition of its 20MW energy storage project in Broxburn, West Lothian, by The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG), a London-listed investment company advised by InfraRed Capital Partners.The transaction marks the first energy storage project acquired by TRIG and RES’ fourth project in the UK.
Vestas Wind Systems A/S’ company announcement No. 28/2017 of 15 August 2017, Zuma Energía has placed a firm and unconditional order for the Parque Eólico Reynosa project in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, Mexico, which will be one of the largest wind power projects in Latin America.
Siemens Gamesa continues to reinforce its leadership in Mexico, where it has ranked as the number-one OEM in recent years, with a new order1 for the supply of 76 MW.
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.
European-based public utility E.ON SE announced this week that it is investing in airborne wind energy, an innovative type of wind energy based around offshore tethered drones.
Wello Oy’s wave energy converter (WEC) has been successfully installed at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney as part of the CEFOW (Clean Energy from Ocean Waves) project.
Minesto has submitted a scoping report to UK consenting authorities Marine Management Organisation and Natural Resources Wales , asking for their scoping opinion for development of an 80 MW site in Holyhead Deep.
Sustainable power generation and distribution in a constrained market is a top of mind issue
across Africa. Seeking to share knowledge and catalyse development that helps address
Africa’s power challenges, PennWell Corporation, the organisers of POWER-GEN &
DistribuTECH Africa, have issued a Call for Papers for the co-located conferences to be
staged in Johannesburg in July 2017.
Since inception in South Africa in 2012, the POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa
conference and exhibition has grown year on year to become a leading knowledge-sharing
platform for power generation and distribution industry experts and key players across
Africa. “In 2016, when we moved to more closely integrate POWER-GEN &DistribuTECH
Africa, the attendee numbers rose from around 2,000 the year before to over 3,000, with 95%
saying they planned to return in 2017,” says Event Director Feraye Gurel. “We see this as an
indication that our high-level presentations, advanced networking opportunities and the fact
that the events encompass end-to-end power technology and knowledge, meet the needs of
the pan-African power sector.”
Delegate research revealed that the 2016 POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa conference
drew considerable praise for its comprehensive content and the high quality of presentations.
Across four parallel tracks, featuring some 30 separate sessions and over 100 expert speakers
addressed conference delegates. In 2017, POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa will offer
the latest research and learnings, practical insights and strategic advice from a local, African
and international power generation and distribution experts and high profile power users.
PennWell Corporation invites proposals from speakers to present at POWER-GEN &
DistribuTECH Africa across the entire power generation and distribution spectrum.
To build on topics that were particularly well received in 2016, enhanced focus will be placed
on power sector strategy including design, policy and regulation, privatisation, integration of
renewables, project planning and financing, renewable projects and opportunities, and smart
For the full list of subject areas and to submit an abstract, please visit
The abstract submission deadline is 5 January 2017.
POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa 2017 will be presented by PennWell Corporation
from 18-20 July 2017 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. For
more information, please visit www.powergenafrica.com . See the video highlights of
POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa 2016 here
Exhibitors may also secure their exposure at POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa 2017.
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POWER-GEN Europe and co-located Renewable Energy World Europe, is the dynamic centre point, where a rapidly evolving power industry meets to gather information and compare views on shared opportunities and challenges.
Toshiba Corporation announced that it has concluded a MOU with SCPC, a DMCI Holdings group company, on a partnership to investigate the deployment of total asset management including plant optimization, predictive monitoring with IoT solutions and extending the operating life of the Calaca Thermal Power Plant in Luzon, Republic of the Philippines.
The country’s largest utility NTPC Limited (NTPC) has issued Notice of Award on December 14, 2016 through international competitive bidding to NTPC GE Joint Venture (NASL).
GE’s Power Services announced that this year it will complete the modernization of Elektro Privreda Srbije’s (EPS) TPP Nikola Tesla, the largest coal-fired power plant in Serbia.
Global Nuclear Fuel announced that its ACUMEN™ core monitoring system has been installed and is now operating at two U.S. nuclear power plants.
Tri Alpha Energy (TAE), the world’s largest private fusion company, and Google have jointly furthered the understanding of physics and computational design, applying a new approach to solving highly complex problems regarding plasma behavior.
DTE Energy has filed a Certificate of Necessity with the MPSC seeking to build a state-of-the-art natural gas-fired power plant of about 1,100 MW on existing company property in East China Township, Mich., that will provide affordable and reliable power for 850,000 homes beginning in 2022.
The APK group (AgroPromKomplektatsiya) is one of the leading agricultural enterprises in the swine, beef and milk market.
The biogas plant in Vettin, located in the municipality of Groß Pankow, went into regular operation in April 2017.