Date: Wednesday 17 September 2014 - Thursday 18 September 2014

Location: Porto, Portugal

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Defining the Role of Hydropower in European Energy Mix

ACI’s Hydropower Development: Europe 2014 Summit, taking place on 17th and 18th of September 2014 in Porto, Portugal will comprise two days of formal presentations, interactive panel discussions and excellent networking opportunities, providing an ideal setting to convene with your peers to discuss both current operational & future planned hydro power plants, energy markets reform, potential barriers & support policies as well as project economics & finance.

Site Visit

Exclusive Alto Lindoso Power Plant Site Visit - Tuesday 16th September 2014

During the afternoon of 16th September 2014 up to 40 conference attendees will receive a unique opportunity to visit Energias de Portugal - edp Alto Lindoso power plant.

There is no extra charge to attend the site visit, but spaces are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis. Please register your attendance for the site visit when booking for the conference.

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Key Topics Include


  • European Update: Hydropower Policy and Regulations
  • The Role of Hydropower in the European Energy Mix
  • Securing Funding: Project Finance & Investment Availability
  • Infrastructure Requirements for Hydropower Installations: Identifying Locations & Opportunities
  • Project Connectivity & Grid Integration
  • Energy Storage Opportunities & Installation Challenges
  • Growth Markets for Hydropower in Europe
  • What Can Energy Companies Do to Efficiently Advance in Hydropower Development?
  • Hydropower Projects: Case Study Examples
  • Cutting Edge Advancements in Hydroelectric Technologies

Confirmed Speakers Include

Otto Pirker - Senior Advisor, Holding, Public Affairs, VERBUND (Chair)

Jonathan Bonadio - Policy Officer, European Commission, DG ENERGY

Maria José Espírito Santo - DGEG – Directorate-General For Energy And Geology, Government of Portugal

Rui Figueiredo Silva - Regulation and Markets Direction Senior Specialist, EDP - Gestão da Produção de Energia, S.A.

Michael Detering - Head of Asset Management Hydro, RWE Innogy GmbH

Hendrik Eden - Head of Asset Management International, RWE Innogy GmbH

Ghislain Weisrock - Director of International Relationships, GDF SUEZ Energie France

Niklas Dahlback - Manager for R&D Hydro, Vattenfall

Peter Matt - Head of Engineering Services, Vorarlberger Illwerke AG

Koen Noyens - Energy Policy & Generation Unit Advisor, EURELECTRIC

Klaus Krüger - Head of R&D, Voith Hydro

Peter Magauer - Product Technology Management for Pump Turbines, ANDRITZ HYDRO

Nuno Fidalgo Martins - Research & Regulations, REN - Redes Energéticas Nacionais

Stefanie Scherer - Senior Loan Officer, European Investment Bank

Oldrik Verloop- Co-head Renewable Infrastructure | Hydro, Aquila Capital

Theresa Schneider - Project Manager, Renewables-Grid-Initiative

Gerald Zenz, Hydraulic Engineering And Water Resources Management, TU Gratz

Who Will Attend?

Company type:

Hydro Energy Companies
Engineering Companies
Grid Companies
Machinery Service Providers

Job functions:

Plant Manager 
Product Director 
Operations-Hydropower Plants 
Head of Pumped Storage 
Energy Policy & Generation
Hydropower Engineer 
Hydro Power & Energy Storage 
Hydropower Sustainability
‎Project Manager 
Manager for Hydro R&D ‎
Hydraulic R&D Engineer

For further information or to register your attendance contact:

Claire Taylor-Payne

Tel: +44 20 3141 0601


Commercial & Sponsorship Opportunities

Companies can gain direct access to our senior level audience and have an increased level of visibility through branding and networking at the conference.   For information on available sponsorship and commercial opportunities, please contact:

Sylvester Gabriel

Tel: +44 (0)20 3141 0628


Call for Papers

If you would like to be considered as a speaker for the event with a 30-45 minute presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration to:

Stergios Zacharakis

Tel: +44 (0)20 3141 0609


Conference Venue

HF Tuela Porto

Rua Arquitecto Marques
da Silva 200
Porto, Portugal

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