Already on its 5th edition, ACI’s Hydropower Development 2018 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 hydro power production & development in Europe, will also concentrate on updates and future forecasts on future environmental & energy trends and its impact on both, Hydro power operations & market dynamics.
Hydropower Development 2018 will focus on 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. Very important aspect for this year will also be the newest technology advancements, particularly the digitalisation of hydropower plants. The 2 Day event will start with an extensive analysis of current & future European policy objectives, particularly the Water Framework Directive, 2017 & evaluations of Natura 2000 guidance. 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 meeting to share their knowledge, experience and uncertainties. While providing a holistic outlook into the future of hydro power development in Europe, the event will focus on specific operational, technological & maintenance solutions which will allow hydro power industry to stay competitive in the renewable energy mix as a whole.
During the afternoon of Tuesday 4th of September 2018, a limited number of conference attendees will receive a unique opportunity to visit Kraftwerke Oberhasli, KWO Grimsel 1E 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 when booking for the conference.
Site Visit Timetable:
12:00 Registration at Conference Hotel (Novotel Zurich Airport Messe)
12:20 Departing Conference Hotel
14:10-14:20 Arriving at the KWO headquarters
14:20-15:00 Presentation of the company and the production facilities, KWO movie, coffee and tea break with light snacks
15:00-16:00 Visit of the power plant Innertkirchen 1, the first underground power station in Switzerland
16:00 The end of the visit
The underground Innertkirchen 1 Power Plant is the lowest in elevation but not the lowest in importance. All of the water from the Grimsel catchment area runs through this power plant and is converted into electricity. This power plant, with its state-of-the-art operating system, reliably regulates the Swiss electricity grid. A tour through this power plant is an electrifying experience!
Hydro Energy Companies
Machinery Service Providers
Head of Pumped Storage
Energy Policy & Generation
Hydro Power & Energy Storage
Manager for Hydro R&D
Hydraulic R&D Engineer
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:
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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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