Power industry experts debate energy storage and utilities in Milan

POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe, the leading conference and exhibition for the international power and renewable industries, is celebrating a triumphant second day. The show, which is the largest of its kind in Europe, provided expert industry insight and an exciting programme of debate to over 13,000 visitors.

MedReg, the association of Mediterranean energy regulators, kicked off day two with a roundtable titled: ‘Electricity in the Mediterranean: transition towards national reforms’. The discussion featured cooperation of transmission system operators, de-risking investments in the region and the implications of the energy transition. Speakers raised concerns about financing, and support was given for a gradual approach to the energy transition with the introduction of localised, pilot schemes.

Another must-see of the day was the ‘Utility Leaders Roundtable’, which saw seven of Italy’s top decision-makers from a diverse cross-section of utilities and municipalities come together to discuss traditional and renewable power generation across Europe.

Innovation, legislation and clean energy were three key focuses of debate. The experts also assessed the future of traditional utilities, the prospects for new entrants and the trend towards consumer power and distributed generation. The panel agreed that innovation is critical for the future of the sector, and that traditional bodies will continue to play a central role in energy supply.

The conference also featured a dedicated ‘Energy Storage Day’, where experts agreed that storage technologies are vital to the success of reaching Europe’s decarbonisation targets.

On the exhibition floor, delegates enjoyed networking opportunities and technical insights from 450 exhibitors. Attendees also had a chance to share their opinions in the ‘Confidence Index’ booth. The Index is a barometer for industry attitudes, providing insight from inside Europe’s power sector. Results will be revealed later this year.

Thursday 23rd June is the final day of POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe. Highlights include a dedicated Hydropower Day, which recognises hydropower’s contribution to Europe’s energy mix. Another key focus will be: ‘overcoming financial hurdles for project developers’, in which key European investors will discuss the challenges of securing investment and how to overcome them.

There’s still time to attend and be a part of Europe’s largest power generation event. Register in the reception area of the MiCo Milano or online.

About PennWell events
POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe are owned and organised by PennWell Corporation. These events form part of a series staged annually in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and provide exhibitors with an international ‘one-stop-shop’ for penetrating markets and presenting their products and services to a global audience. For delegates and visitors, the events offer a dedicated forum tailored to their specific regional needs, putting them in touch with suppliers of solutions to their particular problems. The conferences address topical issues critical to the development of power generation in the host region.

About POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe
In order to achieve the ambitious targets set at COP21, the power industry will require new approaches, new products and new skills.

The POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe conference and exhibition will take place on 21st to 23rd June 2016 in Milan. The event remains the destination of choice for stakeholders to gain and exchange key insights and learning as all aspects of Europe’s energy transition come under the spotlight.

This year’s event has unprecedented support from associations, including Assoelettrica, Confindustria Lombardia, MedReg, ANIE, RES4MED, assoRinnovabili, FAST, ANIMP, Lombardy Energy Cleantech Cluster and RSE in its host country, Italy. And USDOC, VDMA, ASME, European Turbine Network and COGEN elsewhere.

In addition, utilities, equipment producers, service providers, city energy co-ordinators, consultancy firms, financiers, data handlers and grid operators will share their experiences and knowledge, and discuss the industry’s current and future needs.

For more information and to register for the event please visit: www.powergeneurope.com or www.renewableenergyworld-europe.com

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