- 17 October 2018 - 19 October 2018
- Livingstone, Zambia
100MW solar power project to start construction this year, suppling power to 210,000 South African homes even during evening peak demand periods once operational.
Global renewable energy developer, service provider and wholesaler, BayWa r.e. has teamed up with asset intelligence company PowerHub, to develop a new intelligent cloud-based platform that will provide clients with a 360-degree and near real-time view of managed renewable energy assets.
Duke Energy Renewables announced it has completed the acquisition of the 24.9-megawatt Shoreham Solar Commons project on Long Island from Invenergy.
Siemens and State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) of China entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further confirm intention of technology collaboration in the field of heavy-duty gas turbines.
DONG Energy has placed a milestone order with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for the 450 MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 project in Germany.
Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion and turbine control equipment, announced that it just completed the training program designed to deploy the new APQP4Wind quality processes standards across the industry.
The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has approved the plan for development and operation (PDO) for the Snorre Expansion Project.
GE’s Marine Solutions was chosen by ASMAR Shipyards to provide the complete scope of an integrated marine propulsion system for the Chilean Navy’s new Antarctic icebreaking Polar Class vessel.
Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating wind farm, will next year be equipped with a battery to store power from the wind farm. The purpose is to “teach” the battery when to hold back and store electricity, and when send power to the grid, thus increasing value of the power.
The Hydropower business of GE Renewable Energy announced during the Hydrovision conference taking place in Charlotte, NC, that it has been chosen by Seattle City Light (SCL), the seventh largest publicly owned utility in the US, to rebuild three generators in the powerhouse of the Boundary Dam.
With a production of more than 342 TWh around 35.5 % of the electricity generated from renewable energy sources hydropower makes a significant contribution to achieving the EU target of 34 % of electricity generation from renewable energy sources by 2020, referring to the actual figures of VGB PowerTech e.V..
Energy storage technologies have huge potential to significantly contribute to the transformation of Indian electric grid towards a greener, resilient and reliable grid within next decade.
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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Ella Coulson, Marketing Manager, PennWell Corporation
GE announced that it will provide the Global Thermal Generation division of Enel, Europe’s largest power utility in terms of market capitalization, with its Predix*-based software solutions to be deployed as predictive diagnostic tool in 14 of Enel’s thermal power plants located in Europe and Latin America, supporting their digitalization.
Tokamak Energy has engaged Atkins, member of the SNC-Lavalin group, to help establish the costs, concept design and timeline for the next step in realising the UK’s first ever fusion facility to generate more energy than it consumes, and that could evolve to deliver a fusion device to put energy into the grid.
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.
Global Nuclear Fuel announced that it has been awarded a long-term contract by Entergy Nuclear to continue to fuel its boiling water reactors.
China’s State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission reorganized and transferred China Nuclear Engineering & Construction Corp. (CNEC) to China National Nuclear Corp. (CNNC) on January 31, forming a new giant in the nuclear power industry.
Cyient, a global provider of engineering, manufacturing, geospatial, network and operations management services to global industry leaders, announced that it has entered into a non-exclusive business alliance with EA Technology, an energy technology company headquartered in Chester, United Kingdom.
Continuing its commitment to invest in and deliver solutions to help power producers remain competitive in a dynamic energy marketplace, GE’s Power Services business introduced its new 7F DLN2.6+ Flex upgrade solution at the annual 7F Users Group Annual Conference in Atlanta.
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) today announces a final investment decision on the redevelopment of the Penguins oil and gas field in the UK North Sea.
Capstone Turbine Corporation , the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced that it has launched a new cleanable severe environment air filtration system for its innovative line of microturbine products and as a result recently received an order for three C65 microturbines utilizing this new filtration system for a flare gas reduction project in Oman.