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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 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.

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.


Hydropower Development: Europe 2017 - Conference Pass (Inc. Documentation Package)£1,275.0020% Early Bird Discount valid until 31st March 2017 (regular rate - £1595)
Hydropower Development: Europe 2017 - Documentation Package Only£420.00


13th September 2017
14th September 2017
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Piotr Baziuk – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
+ 48 61 646 7025
Marta Kielerska – Content
+48 (0) 61 646 7058
Agim Berisha – Sponsorship
+44 20 3141 0628
Anamaria Dumitriu – Sponsorship
+44 20 3141 0610
Claire Taylor-Payne – Logistics
+ 44 (0)20 3141 0601


We will confirm the venue approximately 4-6 weeks before the event to ensure we find the most suitable space because numbers can vary dramatically. There will be a discounted accommodation rate for conference attendees.
Luxembourg City, 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

Early 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
  • Luis Quiroga, Director & Head of Investment Strategy, HG Capital
  • Peter Baum, Analyst on Climate Adaptation, EBRD
  • Peter Matt, Head of Engineering Services, Vorarlberger Illwerke AG
  • Jonathan Bonadio, Policy Officer, European Commission
  • Otto Pirker, Senior Advisor, Verbung AG
  • Mike McWilliams, Head of Hydro, Mott MacDonald




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


ACI has put together a range of packages to suit your requirements. These range from branding options, to full scale partner solutions and can be tailored to meet your objectives and budgets.

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

For commercial opportunities, please contact:

       Agim Berisha                                       Anamaria Dumitriu

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3141 0628                     Tel: +44 (0) 20 3141 0610

                                   Email: aberisha@acieu.net                 Email: adumitriu@acieu.net                                                    

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