‘Integrating the renewables sector' shapes conference programme for Renewable Energy World Europe 2012

Details of conference programme and plenary discussion announced

London, UK, 7 March 2012 – Renewable Energy World Europe, Europe's leading renewable energy conference and exhibition, has announced details of this year's conference programme and plenary discussion. ‘Integrating the renewables sector' will be the central theme for this year's conference, which will once again be co-located with POWER-GEN Europe. The event will take place from 12-14 June 2012 at the Köelnmesse, Cologne.

Industry experts will deliver an unequalled programme of strategic, technical, keynote and plenary sessions across two conference tracks – integration and renewable. The Integration track will feature sessions on ‘Pathways to Integration', ‘Storage', ‘Smart Grids' and ‘Infrastructure Management & Grid Development'. While on the Renewable track, ‘The Race for Solar Success', ‘Renewable Energy Policy & Finance', ‘Roads to a Wind Powered Europe', ‘Water Power' and ‘Bioenergies', will be hot button issues at the top of the agenda.

This year's joint plenary panel discussion will once again be moderated by BBC interviewer, Stephen Sackur and will focus on German Power Policy – Solution or Illusion? With its provocative title, the debate will offer industry practitioners the chance to voice their opinions about the practical implications of Germany's direction in power generation technology choices and whether these policies could provide a beacon for other European countries. Panellists include: Erland Christensen, VGB PowerTech; Johannes Lambertz, RWE Power; Giuseppe Zampini, Ansaldo Energia; Prof. Arthouros Zervos, European Renewable Energy Council; and Hans-Joachim Reck, VKU.

"Germany has been a global leader in renewable energy for two decades so no where will this year's key theme of ‘Integrating the renewables sector' have more prominence," said David Appleyard, Conference Director, Renewable Energy World Europe. "Flexible solutions that enable integration of variable renewables and conventional power and are now being brought to market and this will spark compelling discussions at Renewable Energy World Europe of how best to service the evolving energy sector."

Renewable Energy World Europe provides an event where industry professionals can appreciate the big picture and truly engage with the direction that the industry is heading. For more information about the show and to view the full conference programme, please visit http://www.renewableenergyworld-europe.com


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POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe are owned and produced by PennWell Corporation. These events form part of a series staged annually in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East and providing 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. www.powergeneurope.com

• Renewable Energy World Europe

Renewable Energy World Europe encompasses the need for greater inclusion of renewable sources into the energy mix as governments strive to ensure the supply of sustainable, low-carbon power to meet ever increasing demand and pressing policy targets.

• POWER-GEN Europe

POWER-GEN Europe is the Continent's premier conference and exhibition, and the place where the power industry comes to meet, share information and do business. A three-day event, it comprises a busy exhibition floor populated by major power industry players. Alongside the exhibition, a high-level multiple track conference offers insightful and thought-provoking presentations detailing the latest strategies and technology developments and delivered by leading experts in the power industry.

About PennWell

Established in 1910, PennWell Corporation is a leading international multimedia provider of business intelligence, producing 45 print and online publications, and over 60 conference and exhibitions, research, databases, internet-based services and other information products to strategic global markets.

PennWell POWER-GEN conferences and exhibitions are the world's leading business-to-business power generation events, together connecting over 50,000 industry professionals each year. In addition to its headquarters in Tulsa, USA, PennWell has offices throughout the world, including England, Germany, Russia and Hong Kong, to provide its customers and partners with a truly global service. www.pennwell.com

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