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Hydropower Development: Europe 2015

Date: 23rd September 2015 - 24th September 2015 Location: Salzburg - Austria

Place of hydropower in the new energy world

ACI’s Hydropower Development: Europe 2015 Summit, taking place on Autumn 2015 in Europe 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.

The two day conference will comprise a series of informative formal presentations from senior industry executives and experts, panel discussions encouraging information exchange between you and your peers and excellent networking opportunities allowing you to maximise the productivity of your two days at the event.  Industry people will meet industry people to talk about numbers. The conference will have a heavy focus on case study examples of hydro power generation projects development from leading plant owners as well as engineering contractors focusing on feasibility, planning, upgrading and refurbishing, financing and technological developments.

Who Will You Meet at This Event?

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.

Successful series of hydropower events

ACI’s Hydropower Development: Europe 2015 Summit, is the second annual version of ACI’s hydropower development conferences after the success of 2014 event. ACI’s Hydropower Development: Europe 2014 Summit took place in Porto, Portugal, including a site visit at EDP’s Alto Lindoso Hydroelectric Power Plant.


23rd September 2015
24th September 2015
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Hotel Crowne Plaza Salzburg – The Pitter
Rainerstraße 6-8
Salzburg, 5020 Austria

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+43 662 889780
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Exclusive Site Visit at Kaprun – Tuesday 22nd September 2015

During the afternoon of 22nd September 2015 a limited number of conference attendees will receive a unique opportunity to visit VERBUND Reservoirs in Kaprun.

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.

Kaprun Main Stage Storage Power Plant

Kaprun Upper Stage Pumped Storage Power Plant


  • Hydropower regulation outlook
  • Financing development of hydro
  • Place of hydro in the new energy world after energy transition: hydro as an asset of the future or an old one?
  • Civil Engineering in dam construction
  • Best practices for assessing the influence of climate changes on plants operation and energy generation
  • The role of small hydro
  • Operation and maintenance practices
  • Maximizing the benefits of existing power plants by timely refurbishment and upgrading
  • Pumped storage plants retrofit and upgrades – case histories


  • Otto Pirker, Senior Advisor, Holding, Public Affairs, VERBUND and Eurelectric  WG Hydro (Chair Day 1)
  • Ghislain Weisrock, Director of International Relationships, GDF SUEZ Energie France (Chair Day 2)
  • Sergio Grigatti, Project & Operations Business Support Manager, Enel Produzione
  • Peter Matt, Head of Engineering Services, Vorarlberger Illwerke AG
  • Robert Fenz, Head Of National/International Water Management, Federal Ministry Of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment & Water, Austria
  • Norbert Bock, Board Member, Small Hydro Association Austria & Energy Generation/Hydropower, Wien Energie GmbH
  • Andrea Panizzo, Head of Hydropower Business Development, Enel Green Power SpA
  • Pierre Biedermann, Principal Environmental Advisor, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Olivier Teller, Product Director, Alstom Renewable Power Hydro
  • Mirjam Sick, Vice President Global R&D Program and Innovation, ANDRITZ HYDRO
  • Ueli Aebi, Mechanical Engineer, BKW Energie AG
  • Josef Lampl, Managing Director, Kössler GmbH & Co KG.
  • Damir Dolenc, Head of Research & Development Department, Litostroj Power
  • Gerald Zenz, Hydraulic Engineering And Water Resources Management, TU Graz
  • Adam Adamkowski, Head Of The Hydropower Department, Polish Academy Of Sciences
  • Ånund Killingtveit, Professor Department Of Hydraulic And Environmental Engineering, NTNU
  • Julio Alterach, Sustainable Development And Energy Resources Department, Ricerca Sul Sistema Energetico – RSE Spa
  • Niko Iliadis, Founder, Owner And MD, EnerCo
  • Thomas Fritz, Business Development Director, ILF Consulting Engineers
  • Hugues Albanel, Chairman Of The Management Board, Hydrowatt


  • Otto Pirker – Senior Advisor, Holding, Public Affairs, VERBUND and Eurelectric WG Hydro
  • Michael Detering – Head of Asset Management Hydro, RWE Innogy GmbH
  • Ghislain Weisrock – Director of International Relationships, GDF SUEZ Energie France
  • Peter Matt – Head of Engineering Services, Vorarlberger Illwerke AG
  • Andrea Panizzo – Head of Hydropower Business Development, Enel Green Power SpA
  • Fabrizio Sala – Senior Civil Hydraulic/Hydropower Engineer, Edison spa


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



The Litostroj Power Group is the right partner for custom-made, integrated solutions for hydroelectric power generation equipment with unit output of up to 350 MW.

For hydropower plants and pumping stations we provide:

  • Water-to-wire solutions
  • New installations
  • Rehabilitations
  • Upgradings
  • Overhauls
  • Model testing


The guiding principle of our work is the introduction of technical improvements that lead to increased and optimized energy production and a longer service life of a power plant. The requirements regarding the operational safety of a power plant, the high quality of the components installed and the environmental protection are strictly followed.

The Litostroj Power Group is committed to customer satisfaction. Such a commitment requires, among other things, broad knowledge and wide experience associated with flexibility, short response time, and, last but not least, modern manufacturing equipment.


  • More than 22 GW total installed power
  • More than 800 water turbines
  • 150 pumping stations
  • 1200 large cranes
  • 7000 large presses & die casting machines
  • 70 years of experience





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:

Krisztina Maria Szabo

+44 (0)20 3141 0603

[email protected]

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The IEC is the global organization that publishes International Standards and supports all forms of Conformity Assessment for the millions of devices that use or produce electricity or contain electronics.  IEC work covers power generation, transmission, distribution, including all renewable energy sources and the Smart Grid. We are the only organization to develop standards for energy storage.
IEC work also comprises home appliances, office and medial equipment; all public and private transportation, as well as all the building blocks of information technology, including communication, storage and safety protocols; multimedia, components, switches, cables and wires, and much more.  With our help countless systems and products work safety with each other everywhere in the world.


British Hydropower Association

The British Hydropower Association (BHA), is an organisation that actively promotes and campaigns for hydropower in the UK, with the objective of increasing the awareness of hydropower, its quality and scope, on a global scale.

Hydropower, or water power, is one of the most reliable, predictable and least environmentally intrusive of all the renewable energy technologies and the BHA strives to ensure that its potential and associated economic benefits are fully realised.

The BHA is the only UK trade membership association that focuses solely on the demands of the growing hydropower sector, ensuring we represent the best interests of our growing membership, who in turn can call upon us for independent and experienced advice.




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As the industry’s most established publication, International Water Power & Dam Construction still leads the way in keeping readers up-to-date with the most important developments. A balance of technical issues, in-depth discussion and project and product features are the key to the title’s success.

IWP&DC is part of a portfolio of products. Published in April The IWP&DC Yearbook is a valuable information resource, providing detailed statistical information on dams and major hydro plants worldwide; turbine, governor and generator contract awards; plus a full directory of suppliers.

Its sister publication Dam Engineering is an academic journal, published quarterly and contains refereed papers on subjects related to all areas of dams and hydro power.


Modern power systems

The international monthly magazine Modern Power Systems provides in-depth independent coverage of power plant and transmission and distribution technology. Widely read throughout the world of electricity generation, it specialises in presenting key engineering and commercial developments in an authoritative but accessible style. From advanced power plant and transmission design to repair and maintenance case studies, Modern Power Systems is unrivalled as a platform for exploring cutting edge developments in the power industry. It is sent to over 11 500 carefully targeted management and senior executives responsible for the planning, specification, purchasing or operation of power generation, distribution and transmission systems or ancillary equipment in over 120 countries worldwide.

The readership of Modern Power Systems is concentrated in major energy planning and producing organisations, power supply utilities, government power planning departments and consulting / architects engineering concerns as well as industrial producers of electrical energy and users of private generating plants.


clean energy pipeline

Clean Energy Pipeline, the online daily news and data service, is the leading independent source of information about the clean energy sector. Our news team delivers real-time business news and identifies the latest and most relevant regulatory and policy announcements, investment, M&A and project finance news, new funds and fund closes. This news is supplemented with opinion-pieces based on in-depth interviews with senior-level executives, advisers, investors and policy-makers. Our premium suite of desktop and mobile services provides access to subscription-based business news, transaction data (VC/PE, M&A, project/asset finance and public markets) and a global directory of professionals active in the sector. Clean Energy pipeline also offers customised research and senior-level networking events.



WSNbuzz, a blog covering news on smart grid innovation, wireless standards and green technologies,and Wattics Ltd., a truly innovative online energy management platform targeted to commercial buildings. Using advanced software algorithms on a single metering point, individual appliance activity reports and cost breakdowns are produced, providing at a lower cost more information on a building electricity spending than traditional energy monitoring solutions.


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Energyworld is a bimonthly magazine, published in English, about energy in Southeastern Europe and Eastern Mediterranean. It is the No1 leading medium in energy affairs. Energyworld identifies, records and analyzes all Energy developments in the Region. The Energyworld magazine has an active role in this effort covering opinions, observations, essays, reportages, interviews, legal issues and inspiration.

Energyworld is also a dynamic and exciting website for Energy, Renewables & Environment. It is one of the most important and dedicated B2B energy publications. Positioned as an online magazine, it offers complete, dynamic, creative, rich and updated valuable material dedicated exclusively to energy market, for investment opportunities and legislation.

The Energyworld magazine and website can become the necessary advisory tool for the political and business world.


RE News India

RE News India is a trusted source of quality content for India business news & upcoming opportunities for Renewable Energy Industry.

If your business is targeting Renewable Energy products or services in India, you will find useful information on RE News India. The subjects we presently cover are focused on Solar / Wind / Hydro / Biomass / Biofuel and Geothermal Energy

RE News India could prove to be an important resource of unbiased information provided through direct link to source. Not only that it adds credibility to information, you may directly interact with source for any further information / clarification that you may desire to seek.

Visit us at: http://www.renewsindia.com/


Global Energy World one of the ASD Media Group websites and brings news on the latest developments and contracts for professionals in the traditional and new (renewable) Energy market.

ASD Media serves professionals in markets like Energy, Aerospace, Life Sciences, and Defense by bringing them news, intelligence (market research reports and data, ASDReports), and interaction opportunities, like conferences and trainings (ASDEvents). Our news websites ASDNews.com for the Aerospace and Defense market and GlobalEnergyWorld.com for the Energy market are bringing the latest contracts and development news.

We started in 2002 and our mission is still the same: providing professionals with key market news, high quality market intelligence, and opportunities to meet people and to exchange information. ASD Media is managed by the founders Jol Hoeve, Hans Dijkstra, and Stefan Koopman. More information is available at the ASD Media website.



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Hydropower Development: Europe 2015 - Documentation Package Only
£ 420.00
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£ 1,495.00