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Hydropower Development: Europe 2016

Date: 14th September 2016 - 15th September 2016 Location: Lyon - France

Flexible hydropower and pump storage generation for a safe renewable electricity system

ACI’s Hydropower Development: Europe 2016 Summit, taking place on 14-15 September 2016 in Lyon, France 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.

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The two day event will bring together key industry stakeholders from the hydropower industry to discuss the challenges faced and the future opportunities. The discussion at this conference will be about the current overview of the markets, with highlights from experts on the flexibility provided and the support to the electricity market as well as new insights and innovation of projects in pipeline.

The conference will also have insights from hydropower operators giving updates on market growth drivers along with sustainable advancements in technologies and R&D projects. Join us in Lyon to meet senior representatives from leading companies globaly for excellent networking opportunities

Why attend this event?

  • Hear from high profile speakers sharing their knowledge and expertise.
  • Network with industry leaders.
  • Discover where to focus your development efforts.
  • Exclusive site visit to EDF’s Gavet hydro schemes.


14th September 2016
15th September 2016
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Sofitel Lyon Bellecour
20 Quai Dr Gailleton
Lyon, 69002 France

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+33 4 72 41 20 20

Exclusive Site EDF’s Gavet hydro schemes – Tuesday 13th September 2016

During the afternoon of 13th September 2016 a limited number of conference attendees will receive a unique opportunity to visit EDF’s Gavet hydro schemes at Romanche river .

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.

The mid-section of the Romanche river is presently equipped with 6 plants (82 MW, 320 GWh/y), that are at the end of their lifetime. EDF has therefore decided to fully redesign the river equipment, by substituting a unique plant to the six existing ones. Such a choice enables to maximize the output (about 40% higher) and drastically reduce the O&M cost, leading to a much better economy than the refurbishment option. However, such a choice also allows answering current concerns of our society in key areas: environment, public safety and integration in the territory. With respect to the environment, the new scheme will enable to answer the Water Framework Directive’s expectations on ecological continuity, by removing most of existing weirs and equipping the new dam with a fish pass as well as of a downstream migration device. From a safety perspective, energy dissipaters will be installed at the powerhouse, allowing again the practice of whitewater activities, with their associated economical benefits for the local community. In the field of territorial integration, dismantling the existing plants is the real stake. Besides in-depth studies to anticipate and master the effects of the weirs’ removal, EDF held a thorough dialogue to bring to the foreground a project for the territory, so as to define the future of the existing sites. Largest ongoing French hydropower project, Romanche Gavet illustrates the present vision of a hydropower scheme: efficient, environment friendly and respectful of public safety, realized in dialogue with and to the benefit of all stakeholders.

Otto Pirker, Senior Advisor, Holding, Public Affairs, VERBUND and Eurelectric  WG Hydro

Ghislain Weisrock, Hydro Special Advisor, ENGIE & Eurelectric WG Hydro

Emmanuel Soetaert, President, Statkraft France

Peter Matt, Head of Engineering Services, Vorarlberger Illwerke AG

Jose Freitas, Director of Hydro Management and Maintenance Division, EDP Produção

Ralf Neulinger, Head of Operations and Plant Management, EnBW Renewables

Pinelli Marco, (REN BD), Enel Green Power SpA

Fredrik T Karlsson, VP Corporate Communications, Fortum Power and Heat AB

Michael Detering, Founder Associate, DB Sediments GmbH

Simon Hamlyn, Chief Executive Officer And Board Member, British Hydropower Association

  • Hydropower of the Future – Adding Storage Capacity & Optimization to Renewable Integration
  • How should Market Design for Hydropower Look under Uncertainty Surrounding the Legislative Framework?
  • The Flexibility of Hydropower: From Strategy to Implementation
  • Asset Management as the key to operations in Hydropower
  • Sedimentation of Reservoirs: A Significant Threat in Sustainability
  • Economy vs. Ecology
  • An Inside in Hydropower Economics
  • What Can Hydropower Operators Do to Efficiently Advance in Hydropower Development?
  • The Role of Pumped Storage in Energy Storage Arena
  • Energy Production and Overcoming Barriers in Small Hydro Development
  • Highlighting the Innovative Solutions for a Modern Hydropower Industry

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


  • Otto Pirker, Senior Advisor, Holding, Public Affairs, VERBUND and Eurelectric  WG Hydro
  • Ghislain Weisrock, Hydro Special Advisor, ENGIE & Eurelectric WG Hydro
  • Emmanuel Soetaert, President, Statkraft France
  • 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
  • Peter Matt, Head of Engineering Services, Vorarlberger Illwerke AG
  • Pinelli Marco, (REN BD), Enel Green Power SpA
  • Gianluca Gigliucci, Head Of Hydro Innovation, Enel Green Power S.p.A.
  • Michael Detering, Founder Associate, DB Sediments GmbH
  • Hugues Albanel, Chairman Of The Management Board, Hydrowatt
  • Simon Hamlyn, Chief Executive Officer And Board Member, British Hydropower Association
  • Michel de Vivo, Secretary-General, ICOLD
  • Roberto Saccone, Senior PM Concrete Admixtures, Mapei SpA
  • Heinz Brunold, Managing Director, Ingens Wasserkraft GmbH
  • Bernd Rajal, Partner, Schoenherr
  • Lars-Göran  Nilsson, Executive President Marketing & Sales, Conjet AB
  • Ivo Pothof, R&D Manager Water & Energy, Deltares
  • Leif Basberg, Senior Advisor, Energy Norway
  • Ole Gunnar Dahlhaug, Professor, Waterpower Laboratory, The Norwegian University Of Science And Technology, NTNU
  • Andreas Maaz, Power Generation And Trading, Institute Of Power Systems And Power Economics (IAEW)


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

Email: [email protected]

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Founded in 1937 in Milan, Mapei is specialised in chemical products for the construction industry, such as waterproofing products, special mortars, admixtures for concrete, products for underground constructions and for the restoration of concrete and historical buildings.

Mapei’s production may be summarised in the following figures: 2.3 billion euros total turnover in 2015; more than 7,500 direct employees in the Group.

There are currently 71 subsidiaries in the Mapei Group, with a total of 66 production facilities located around the world in 31 different countries and in 5 different continents.

In the field of hydro projects we provide technical service during the design stage, preliminary laboratory check for the raw materials before the start-up of the project, tailor-made product design and technical assistance during the construction phase.




Ingens Hydropower Ltd. (Ingens Wasserkraft GmbH) owns the rights to a pumped storage power plant (PSPP) in Austria with the arguably best preconditions in Central Europe to realize an environmentally compatible and cost-efficient project. The PSPP at the site “Jauksattel” in southern Austria combines an extremely high feasibility with very low construction costs. The PSPP Jauksattel offers a unique combination of strengths:
• Only one landowner in the project area, who has signed a comprehensive project agreement, also owns the adjoining land and is part of the project team
• 380kV transmission line in sight of the area, which can be reached without additional power poles
• Very favorable topography
• Well-surveyed geology owing to a railway tunnel running beneath the area
• No impounding of natural water bodies
• In-depth preliminary analysis shows excellent environmental preconditions
• Existing roads to access the project area
• Plant designed to match the conditions of the future electricity markets

Ingens has made great progress in developing the project: written agreement with the landowner (incl. guarantee for the site and compensation of rights), environmental and geological evaluations, complete profitability assessment and sensitivity analysis as well as complete quotations from leading suppliers in their field. Ingens is now about to tackle the process of official authorization for the PSPP Jauksattel.





In our own material laboratory we develop new and innovative coatings and metal-processing techniques that help provide customers a competitive edge. Stellba is globally in the lead for future-oriented technologies such as metal additive manufacturing and laser cladding. We are geared towards keeping you at the forefront of cutting edge technology.

Stellba AG’s corporate culture is focused on innovation. We have fostered a strong relationship with Swiss universities and we work closely with prominent research institutions such as the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne and the Fraunhofer Project Centre for Coatings in Manufacturing (MCCPS). Stellba AG has built a solid foundation in research and is always ready to connect you to the world’s best experts.

Are you looking for processing techniques and material properties that gives your products a game-changing advantage on the current market? We can help you find what you are looking for. We will closely work together with you and some of the world’s best experts to develop products and processing techniques at our centre of excellence. We want to introduce techniques that reduce wear and provide production efficiency allowing you to profit from a sustainable competitive advantage.


Stellba AG provides a comprehensive range of added-value services – from the production of components to the coating of key parts and the manufacturing of entire sub-assemblies. We can help you increase your production efficiency.

Stellba AG has a very large facility (12,000 m²) equipped with a crane of capacity up to 60 tonnes to facilitate mechanical processing and coating of extremely wide work-pieces. We ensure that you profit from unbeatable quality on all your orders regardless of size.


Stellba AG is a medium-sized enterprise, is managed by its owners with a commitment to Swiss-based research and production competence. We are based on the knowledge & experience of highly competent and motivated engineers, technicians and machinists. You can be rest assured that you will benefit from dedicated and highly competent partners with impeccable credentials.



logo-deltaresDeltares is a leading independent Dutch-based research institute and specialist consultancy in matters relating to water, soil and the subsurface. We apply our advanced expertise worldwide to help people live safely and sustainably in delta areas, coastal zones and river basins. We aim towards the sustainable enhancement of the living environment, with high-grade technological solutions that have the support of society as a whole, putting into practice our strategic principle: ‘Enabling Delta Life’.

All over the world, habitable space in deltas and river basins is under increasing pressure from economic expansion, growing populations, subsidence and the impacts of climate change. Deltares has the knowledge and resources  to  tackle  water  and subsurface issues  worldwide in a new, integrated way we call ‘delta technology’. Our approach invariably takes account  of ecological factors and administrative constraints like spatial planning, with all the associated  policy agendas, competing interests, and legal and economic processes.  Deltares’ unique hydrological, hydraulic, geotechnical and ecological expertise contributes also to reservoir planning and operation. Our specialized consultancy advice, applied research and integrated studies focus on:

  • River basin planning and water resources distribution
  • Environmental impacts and environmental flow assessments
  • Sediment modelling and management
  • Reservoir water quality modelling
  • Hydraulic design and surge solutions in pipes, turbines and outlet structures
  • Real time reservoir operations and optimization



Conjet AB was formed in 1990 through a management buy-out from Atlas Copco AB where the development of hydrodemolition equipment started in 1983. The first Conjet hydrodemolition equipment was delivered in 1984. The long tradition and experience gained in the company since then has made Conjet AB the leading supplier of hydrodemolition equipment in the world.

Sweden is a small market for hydrodemolition equipment and during the Atlas Copco AB period most of the units were exported. Conjet still exports more than 90% of its turnover to numerous countries, including Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. Conjet has local representatives in several countries.

What is hydrodemolition?

Hydrodemolition is the only way to remove surface concrete from sensitive structures, such as bridges, pillars, dams, spillways, turbines, penstocks, parking decks, quays, canals, airports etc, without causing additional damage to the concrete left behind.

A high velocity water jet only removes weak and damaged concrete to a preset quality depth above or below the reinforcement bars, which if exposed is also cleaned of rust. The remaining healthy concrete is left in place with a rough and uneven textured surface, which is ideal for bonding the new surface material.



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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.


BHA (Brithish Hydropower Association)

The British Hydropower Association [BHA] is the only organisation that solely represents the UK Hydropower sector. BHA [www.british-hydro.org] members range from all-scale hydro developers and generators, investors, consulting engineers to manufacturers and suppliers of equipment. The BHA works mainly in the UK and overseas supporting and promoting the entire hydropower industry.

Hydropower is a well-established and proven technology. The first water turbines were built in the mid 1800’s and they have been developing ever since. Turbine efficiencies are rarely below 80% which is about double that of a steam turbine. Constant and continuing design improvements have brought efficiencies of over 90%!

Research and development continues into providing new and more cost-effective solutions and improvements to the design and engineering of new schemes.
Most of the hydropower in the UK has been developed, but resource studies have indicated that as much again of undeveloped potential is viable.

At present 30% to 40% of the UK’s renewable generation is provided by hydropower.

Globally, 17% of energy is supplied – and will continue to be supplied – from hydropower sources. The UK has been involved with the export of equipment and services for about 150 years – we still have the expertise and it is still involved in business worldwide.



The International Hydropower Association was created under the auspices of UNESCO in 1995. During two decades as the voice of sustainable hydropower, we have been part of a remarkable journey for the sector: the world’s installed hydropower capacity has grown from 625 GW to over 1,000GW, catalysing growth and development, and improving people’s lives around the world.


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.



The Water Network by AquaSPE AG is the largest online knowledge sharing platform and business exchange for global water professionals with members from 195 countries.



The European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE) is the voice of the energy storage community, actively promoting the use of energy storage in Europe and worldwide.

EASE actively supports the deployment of energy storage as an indispensable instrument to improve the flexibility of and deliver services to the energy system with respect to European energy and climate policy. EASE seeks to build a European platform for sharing and disseminating energy storage-related information. EASE ultimately aims to support the transition towards a sustainable, flexible and stable energy system in Europe.



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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 has been an early leader in hydro power standardization. Our work covers power generation, transmission, distribution, including all renewable energy sources and the Smart Grid.
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