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Hydropower Development 2017

Date: 13th September 2017 - 14th September 2017 Location: Luxembourg - Luxembourg

ACI’s Hydropower Development 2017 will bring together senior executives and experts from the Hydropower industry, policy makers, consultants, technology innovators, engineers, investors, project developers and leading market analysts to discuss the latest challenges and developments  within the industry.

The two day event will give you an insight to the industry`s latest policy evaluations and, while focusing largely on Hydropower production & development in Europe, will also concentrate on updates and future forecasts on future environmental trends and its impact on both, regulatory objectives and Hydropower operations. By highlighting the sector’s current major challenges and opportunities the conference will provide a holistic outlook on market trends and drivers alongside discussions on future & existing of hydropower plants development.

Join Hydropower Development 2017 to hear in depth insights into the latest policy & legislation regulations, key market applications and overviews, the place of hydropower within larger context of the renewable energy arena & its relationship with the climate change dynamics, followed by newest technology advancements. The 2 Day event will start with an extensive analysis and interactive discussion focusing on current & future European policy objectives, particularly the Water Framework Directive, EU Emissions Trading Scheme and the future of European Targets post 2020. The event will provide an in depth outlook into the key European markets, focusing largely on environmental objectives, hydropower operations, machinery maintenance and new built projects, production flexibility & technology innovations. The participants will have a chance to take an active part in our interactive panel & open discussions to share their knowledge, experience and uncertainties. While providing a holistic outlook into the future of hydropower development in Europe, the event will focus on specific operational, technological & maintenance solutions which will allow hydropower industry to stay competitive in the renewable energy mix.


During the afternoon of Tuesday 12th of September 2017, a limited number of conference attendees will receive a unique opportunity to visit RWE & SEO`s Vianden Pumped Storage 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 when booking for the conference.


13th September 2017
14th September 2017
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Timothy Rowley-Evans – Delegate Sales
+44 20 3141 0614
Sam Cormack – Sponsorship
+44 (0)203 141 0626
Piotr Baziuk – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
+ 48 61 646 7025
Marta Kielerska – Content
+48 (0) 61 646 7058
Jayme Burns – Logistics
+44 (0) 203 141 0640


Hotel Parc Belle-Vue Luxembourg
5 Avenue Marie-Thérèse
Luxembourg City, 2132 Luxembourg
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Agenda Committe 2017:

  • Emmanuel Soetaert, President, Statkraft France
  • Ghislain Weisrock, Hydro Special Advisor, ENGIE WG Hydro
  • Simon Hamlyn, CEO, British Hydropower Association
  • Ralf Neulinger, Head of Operations & Plant Managment, EnBW Renewables
  • Paul Hansson, Head of Market Analysis, Trading & Industrial Intelligence, Fortum
  • Julio Alterach, Sustainable Development And Energy Resources Department, Ricerca Sul Sistema Energetico – RSE Spa
  • Peter Matt, Head of Engineering Services, Vorarlberger Illwerke AG
  • Adrian Dugulan, Head of Hydropower Business Development, ENEL
  • Hydropower Industry in The European Policy Context – An In Depth Outlook On Current And Future Regulatory Objectives
  • Implementations of Water Framework Directive (WFD) and its applications for the Hydropower Industry
  •  Discussing The Future of Hydropower Operations In Practice: Applying The European Regulatory Requirements
  • European Hydropower Markets: Extensive Analysis Of Current & Future Market Condition
  • Hydropower Development In The Climate Change & Environmental Context
  • Competitiveness Of Hydropower In The Renewable Energy Mix
  • Key Challenges & Opportunities In Small Hydropower Development In Europe
  • Hydropower Development Strategy: Performance Optimisation And Maintenance Practices
  • Aiming For Greater Flexibility In Hydropower Operations
  • On Site Health & Safety Procedures: Are We Heading Towards New Solutions?
  • The Way Forward – Technology Innovations In Hydropower Industry

Confirmed Speakers 2017:

Chairman: Emmanuel Soetaert, President, Statkraft – France


  • Paul Hansson, Head of Market Analysis, Trading & Industrial Intelligence, Fortum Hydro
  • Dr Bjarne Borresen, Renewable Energy/ Section Leader Mechanical Engineering, Multiconsult
  • Halle Aslaksen, CEO, Smaakraft AS
  • Luis Quiroga, Director & Head of Investment Strategy, HG Capital
  • Peter Matt, Head of Engineering Services, Vorarlberger Illwerke AS
  • Otto Pirker, Senior Advisor, Verbung AG
  • Mike McWilliams, Head of Hydro, Mott MacDonald
  • Ghislain Weisrock, Hydro Special Advisor, ENGIE
  • Patrick Harris, Energy & Natural Resources Correspondent, ACURIS
  • Bernd Rajal, Partner, Schoenherr
  • Hans – Wilhelm, Executive Chair World Energy Resources, World Energy Council
  • Dirk Hendricks, Senior Policy Advisor, EREF
  • Bernhard Monai, Managing Director, Der Wasserwirt
  • Olivier Tricca, Senior Engineer and Energy Expert, European Investment Bank – EIB
  • Luigi Papetti, Technical Director, Studio Frosio
  • Petri Ilomaki, Senior Specialist Performance Services, Valmet Automation Oy




Previous Speakers Include:

  • Otto Pirker, Senior Advisor, Holding, Public Affairs, VERBUND and Eurelectric  WG Hydro
  • Emmanuel Soetaert, President, Statkraft France
  • 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
  • Niklas Dahlback – Manager for R&D Hydro, Vattenfall
  • Sergio Grigatti, Project & Operations Business Support Manager, Enel Produzione
  • Torbjørn Sletten, Senior Production Planner, Statkraft
  • José Freitas, Management And Hydro Safety Division Director, EDP – Energy Production
  • Berto Martins, Deputy Director -Directorate of Energy Markets, EDP
  • Madalina Bica, CEO, TMK Hydroenergy Power
  • Pinelli Marco, (REN BD), Enel Green Power SpA
  • Gianluca Gigliucci, Head Of Hydro Innovation, Enel Green Power S.p.A.
  • Jonathan Bonadio – Policy Officer, European Commission, DG ENERGY
  • Maria José Espírito Santo – DGEG – Directorate-General For Energy And Geology, Government of Portugal
  • Robert Fenz, Head Of National/International Water Management, Federal Ministry Of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment & Water, Austria
  • Nuno Fidalgo Martins – Research & Regulations, REN – Redes Energéticas Nacionais
  • Hugues Albanel, Chairman Of The Management Board, Hydrowatt
  • Norbert Bock, Board Member, Small Hydro Association Austria & Energy Generation/Hydropower, Wien Energie GmbH
  • Peter Matt – Head of Engineering Services, Vorarlberger Illwerke AG
  • Ueli Aebi, Mechanical Engineer, BKW Energie AG
  • Pierre Biedermann, Principal Environmental Advisor, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Stefanie Scherer – Senior Loan Officer, European Investment Bank
  • Oldrik Verloop- Co-head Renewable Infrastructure | Hydro, Aquila Capital
  • Klaus Krüger – Head of R&D, Voith Hydro
  • Peter Magauer – Product Technology Management for Pump Turbines, ANDRITZ HYDRO
  • Olivier Teller, Product Director, Alstom Renewable Power Hydro
  • Mirjam Sick, Vice President Global R&D Program and Innovation, ANDRITZ HYDRO
  • Josef Lampl, Managing Director, Kössler GmbH & Co KG.
  • Julio Alterach, Sustainable Development And Energy Resources Department, Ricerca Sul Sistema Energetico – RSE Spa


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:

Marta Kielerska

Tel: +48 (0)616 46 7058

Email: mkielerska@acieu.net

Statkraft * Vattenfall * E.ON * Enel * RWE * Yokogawa Europe * EDF * EDP * ESB Generation * GDF Suez * Verbund * Fortum * Vorarlberger Illwerke * European Commission * Redes Energéticas Nacionais (REN) * EDA * Eurelectric * Energy Norway * Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power * Red Eléctrica De España * Andritz Hydro * ABB * Alstom Power * Toshiba * Hydrowatt * Voith Hydro * ICOLD * Renewables-Grid-Initiative * Tractebel Engineering * Sinohydro Europe * Edison Spa * Terre Armée * Soske Elektrarne Nova Gorica * UNITe * Artélia Eau & Environnement * TIWAG-Tiroler Wasserkraft * JSC ELEM * Polish Academy Of Sciences * Federal Ministry Of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment & Water (Austria) * Institute of Power Systems and Power Economics (IAEW) * NTNU * European Bank For Reconstruction And Development * ILF Consulting Engineers * Small Hydro Association * Wien Energie * LITOSTROJ Power * BKW Energie * EnerCo * Kössler GmbH * Ricerca Sul Sistema Energetico – RSE * TU Graz * AKBN * Norconsult Perú * Kohlhofer Ziviltechniker * Schönherr Rechtsanwälte * Projektni Biro Split * Acroni * Mapei SpA * Nord-Lock * Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon * Rainpower Switzerland * Ingens Wasserkraft * Hydropol Project & Management * Herrenknecht * TES VSETÍN * DGEG – Directorate-General For Energy And Geology * National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) * Hytorc Unex *  AUMA Riester * Aquila Capital * European Investment Bank * AIRVALVE France * DSD NOEL * Doka * Valmet Automation * MC Bauchemie * Nidec ASI * ILF Beratende Ingenieure * TES VSETIN * ENERQUIP * HSH Nordbank * DHV Hydroprojekt *  Walo Bertschinger * Xylem * Flowserve * Georgian Energy Development Fund * Schoenherr Attorneys * Deltares * Allen & Overy * Future Pipe Industries * Forsnetics * VAG Armaturen * Mkonline … and many others

Who Should Attend:

  • senior executives from leading hydro power companies
  • business development managers
  • sales managers
  • policy directors
  • heads of environmental strategy
  • heads of markets
  • geotechnical engineers
  • economists
  • machinery suppliers
  • consultants & hydropower market analysts
  • operations managers
  • technology development managers


DI Bernhard Monai, der Wasserwirt
Engineering Office for Land Management and Water Management
Office for Research and Development
Hauptplatz 5
A – 9341 Straßburg
Mobile: +43 (0) 664/88733362
E-Mail: office@der-wasserwirt.at
Internet: www.der-wasserwirt.at
– Founded in 2007

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• Planning of fish lifts (near-natural or technical)
• Use of innovative systems ( enature® Fishpass)
• Development of new systems – Fish Lift Sluice by der Wasserwirt (currently pilot
• Adaption to fish ladders on the latest stand of technology
• Maintenance of fish ladders
Solution achieved by a fish attracting stream
• Planning and project management of the so called „attraction current pump“
• With the help of this stream fish will almost certainly find the entrance of the fish lift.
• Free from external energy
• 4-15-fold (depending on height of fall) saving of the prescribed control current
respectively fish attracting stream
Research and Development Innovation
• Special solution fish lift – development of a new fish lift channel according to the
system der Wasserwirt

With roots stretching back over more than 250 years to the early 1750s, Valmet represents a leading Finnish supplier of innovative technologies, automation solutions and dedicated services for customers globally operating within energy, pulp and paper industries. The company’s comprehensive service package covers everything from maintenance outsourcing to plant improvements and the delivery and installation of spare parts. Advanced automation solutions range from the introduction of single components to plant-wide turnkey automation projects.

Within hydro power, Valmet offers a total concept for hydropower plant automation. It includes among others the distributed control system Valmet DNA, turbine controller and vibration monitoring system.

Valmet has delivered over 4,500 automation systems and over 1,200 power plants worldwide feature Valmet’s process automation. Automation business line has about 1,600 professionals working in over 30 countries. The worldwide network of experts supports our extensive range of automation solutions and services.

Valmet operates from its head office located in Espoo, Finland while its shares are presently listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange. The company currently employs around 12,000 professional members of staff and achieved net sales of approximately €2.9 billion during 2016.



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The two hydro power plants Kainji and Jebba have installed capacities of 760MW and 578.4MW, respectively.

Upon takeover in November 2013, the total available capacity of the two plants was 582MW. As of today, MESL has proudly restored them to 922MW over the course of three years. We currently generate an average 20% of Nigeria’s power. Kainji was commissioned as Nigeria first Hydro Power plant in 1968 while the Jebba Power plant was commissioned in 1985.

MESL is a privately-owned company being governed by a Board of Directors and Executive Management that oversee the day to day operations of the plants.




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If you are launching a new product or service and wish to gain visibility and brand recognition within your industry, contact us today!

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During the afternoon of Tuesday 12th of September 2017, a limited number of conference attendees will receive a unique opportunity to visit RWE & SEO`s Vianden Pumped Storage 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 when booking for the conference.

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