Thermal Energy Forum 2015. Bucharest. Romania

The English business magazine The Diplomat–Bucharest organizes the first national Forum on thermal power, with the generic theme of “Thermal Energy Forum 2015”, on February 19, 2015, at InterContinental Hotel Bucharest.

Of the three sub-sectors of the energy industry in Romania, the metropolitan energy system is by far in the most deficient situation.

In countries with free economies, the central heating system proved to be a sustainable method, delivering a minimum cost for heavy populated cities. In the transition economies, the central heating system is widely spread but it requires serious upgrading in order to become competitive in terms of performances and costs.


PROGRAM

8:30-9:00 Welcome coffee & registering guests

9:00-10:30 SESSION I: POLICIES, STRATEGIES, OPERATORS (PRODUCERS& DISTRIBUTORS)
Moderator: Valeriu Binig, Partner, EY
INVITED SPEAKERS
• Andrei Gerea, Minister of Energy and SMEs
• Emil Calota, Vice-president, The Romanian Association for the Promotion of Energy Efficiency - ANRE
• Leca Aureliu, Executive Director, Romanian Association for Promoting Energy Efficiency - ARPEE
• Jean Sacreste, Member of the Board, European Federation of Intelligent Energy Efficiency Services - EFIEES
• Sorin Oprescu, Mayor of Bucharest
• Adrian-Mircea Teodorescu, Interim General Manager, RADET
DISCUSSION TOPICS
• National strategic approach for thermal energy sector
• Regulatory frame for production, transport, distribution and supply of thermal energy
• Local energy models
• Comparison between individual heating and the central heating systems SACET
• Energy efficiency for households and buildings, reshaping the models of central power systems and promoting the high-efficiency technologies for heating production and distribution
• Implementation of beneficial tariff systems for consumers, local solutions
• Rural energy
10:30-10:50 Q&A
10:50-11:10 Coffee Break

11:10-12:40 SESSION II: COGENERATION AND CENTRAL HEATING IN ROMANIA
Moderator: Silvia Vlasceanu, Ph.D.Eng. Economist, Expert in energy sector
INVITED SPEAKERS
• Doru Ciocan, President, The National Regulation Authority for the Public Utilities Community Services -
ANRSC
• Anca Agapie, City Manager Ploiesti
• Laurent Lalague, Deputy General Manager, Veolia Romania
• Gabriel Ignat, General Manager, Elcen
• Vasile Muntenita, President, The European Association for the Promotion of Cogeneration- COGEN
• Mihai Mereuta, President, Habitat Owners Association
• Ioana Gheorghiade, Executive Director Public and Infrastructure Finance, BCR
DISCUSSION TOPICS
• The effects of liberalization of natural gas and electricity market agreed with the International Monetary Fund, World Bank and European Commission
• The efficient law and institutional frame, alternative measures to meet the directive regarding the Energy Efficiency
• The need for improvement of aid scheme for high-efficiency cogeneration and cost distribution systems, the utilization of binomial pricing scheme
• Discouraging disconnections from district centralized heating system – a solution?
• Promoting the use of renewable energy resources, endorsement of industrial cogeneration
• Restructuring solutions for existing leased systems
• Investors’ conditions for financing investments in new and existing cogeneration production capacities in
Romania
12:40-13:00 Q&A
13:00-13:10 Coffee Break

13:10-14:00 SESSION III: THERMAL ENERGY: MODERN AND EFFICIENT TECHNOLOGIES USED ALL ALONG THE CHAIN FROM PRODUCER TO END USER
14:00 - 15:00 Networking lunch

The findings of the event will take shape in official document to be elaborated with the support of COGEN association and it will be distributed to the authorities as well as to participants to the Thermal Energy Forum.

more info : http://thermal2015.thediplomat.ro/

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CISOLAR-2015 Baku (Azerbaijan)

On 16-17th of April 2015 Baku (Azerbaijan) will be hosting one of the key events in the field of solar energy - CISOLAR-2015, 4th International Conference and Exhibition “The development of the solar energy industry in the region of South Caucasus, Eastern Europe and Central Asia”.

Over the past 4 years CISOLAR has become the main platform for business communication of the solar energy market players, whose activities are related to the operation and development of the new projects in the region of Eastern Europe, former Soviet Union countries and Central Asia.

Nowadays, Azerbaijan is a leader of innovations in the region and active development of new technologies in the energy sector. In particular, experts consider the market of solar energy in Azerbaijan to be one of the most attractive in Europe.

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Bosch CEO Denner: Industry 4.0 offers major opportunities for Germany

Dr. Volkmar Denner
Connected industry, also called Industry 4.0, offers German companies numerous opportunities for new business and improved productivity, and thus also for increased competitiveness. This was the message from Dr. Volkmar Denner, the chairman of the Bosch board of management, at an event with representatives of the business community in Ludwigsburg, near Stuttgart. “Connected manufacturing processes have the potential to improve productivity by up to 30 percent,” Denner continued. “Thanks to Industry 4.0, we can also be competitive in a in high-cost country like Germany.” At the same time, the CEO of the technology and services company warned that not all companies have recognized these opportunities. On the one hand, he said, this means that many have not confronted the challenges of connected production early enough. “On the other hand, small and medium-sized enterprises and the mechanical engineering sector in Germany risk losing out to international competitors in this area.” In many cases, countries such as China, the U.S., and Korea are driving forward connectivity far more decisively, Denner argued.

Customized products at mass-production cost
On the path to connected industry, Bosch sees itself as both a leading proponent and leading supplier of software and hardware. The company is currently working on connecting its more than 250 manufacturing locations worldwide. “Industry 4.0 also enables high flexibility in production,” Denner said. “On a connected assembly line, we can for example produce many different hydraulic valves for agricultural machinery side by side, and add new variants at any time – without any complex retooling.” That makes customized products possible in cost-effective mass production as well.

Too slow by international standards
Denner is concerned that the increasing trend toward connectivity and the changes resulting from this are in many cases being given far too little attention in Germany. “Our progress is too slow by international standards. A lot will happen more quickly than many currently believe. But if we tackle it now, the internet of things and Industry 4.0 have the potential to help bring strong growth back to Europe.” Denner called on business and political leaders to quickly and concertedly work on creating the necessary practical conditions for connected manufacturing, as Germany otherwise risks wasting its head start in this field.

Background: Industry 4.0 – manufacturing on the internet of things
In conjunction with fast data networks and software, sensors on components and machines enable objects to exchange information with one another without the need for human intervention (“internet of things”). In the future, even objects that up to now have not contained any electronics will be able to communicate with each other. The data created in the process will allow useful new information to be derived and interrelationships to be analyzed. For example, a machine can identify wear and tear and arrange for maintenance in good time. In this way, unplanned downtime can be reduced and productivity increased.
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Romania - Hungary - Serbia: Together For the 7th Time at ENREG ENERGIA REGENERABILA® in 2015!

The biggest event on renewable energy and energy efficiency in construction and renovation from the west part of Romania, ENREG ENERGIA REGENERABILA® - comes back between the 4th - 6th of March 2015, to Expo Arad.

The new feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme is expected for approval in Romania. It was long discussed since the end of 2012 and anticipated with big interest from solar developers and investors.

Besides the international trade fair, ENREG will be marked by a number of important meetings, workshops and conferences that will debate practical, technical and legislative issues regarding the following renewable energy themes: PV, biogas, cogeneration, hydropower, wood energy, energy efficiency in buildings, waste energy, LED lithing, consultancy and others.

In the framework of ENREG ENERGIA REGENERABILA® PV Platform Romania - the meeting point for experts in the PV field in Romania will be organized for the 3rd time. PV Platform Romania will host the 3rd edition of the PV Conference – Changes & Risks.

REECO is planning for the 2015 edition to organize joint stands from Hungary, Serbia and Germany, as well as joint LED stand and the Professional Business Lounge  for partners.

For more information about ENREG ENERGIA REGENERABILA®, you can visit the event website www.enreg-expo.com.

About ENREG ENERGIA REGENERABILA® (Arad) 
ENREG ENERGIA REGENERABILA® is the only trade fair in Romania and in the region that brings together 3 countries’ interest for renewable energy: Romania, Hungary and Serbia. It is the biggest international trade fair and conference for renewable energy and energy efficiency in building and renovation that takes place annually in the   euro-region Danube-Cris-Maros-Tisa and the west part of Romania, since 2009 at Expo Arad.

About  REECO RO Expozitii S.R.L. and REECO Group:
REECO RO Expozitii S.R.L. is organizing the international trade fairs and conferences RENEXPO South-East Europe (Bucharest) and ENREG (Arad). REECO is part of the REECO family, which is headquartered in Germany and is one of the largest European trade fair and conference organizers in Europe in the areas of renewable energies, energy efficiency and energy efficient building and renovation. Since its incorporation in 1997, REECO has organized over 1,000 trade fairs and conferences, hosting an average of 50,000 visitors and more than 2,000 exhibitors a year. The event portfolio currently includes eight trade fairs and 60 conferences in Germany and Europe. REECO employs around 50 employees in five locations in Germany, Austria, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and in 2015 additionally in Montenegro and Albania, with further potential to expand to Macedonia and Croatia in 2016.

Press Contact:
Anca Oprea
PR & Communication Manager
REECO RO EXPOZIȚII SRL
Bvd. Revolutiei, No.96, apt.4
310025, Arad
Romania
Tel: +40-257230999
Fax: +40-257230998
E-Mail: oprea@reeco.ro
Website: www.reeco.eu
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Energy in Romania 2014 statisic data

INS ( National Statistic Institute ) announced yesterday that electricity resources was 58,201.9 million kWh in the first 11 months of last year ( 2014 ) , an increase of 4633.6 million KWh (+ 8.6%) compared to the corresponding period of 2013. increasing electric energy resources was mainly due to increased production, with 4445.7 million KWh (+ 8.4%).
   
Production of thermal power was 24070.8 million KWh increasing with 130.6 million KWh (+ 0.5%). Production from hydro was 17,401,000 KWh, up 3.437 million kWh (+ 24.6%) in the period, while the production of nuclear power was increased by 10,686,000 KWh 72,200,000 kWh (+ 0.7%).
   
The production of wind power plants in the first 11 months of last year was 4167.5 million KWh, down by 42.3 million KWh compared to the same period last year, and in photovoltaic solar energy produced in this period amounted to 1258.3 million KWh, increasing by 848.2 million kWh compared to the corresponding period of 2013.

Frimu Ghinea
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Global ranking identifies top energy innovators

KIC InnoEnergy, the European company for innovation, business creation and education in sustainable energy, together with Questel Consulting, has published a unique report on innovation to provide an in-depth understanding of the global competitive energy landscape. The Top 10 Energy Innovators in 100 Energy Priorities report is the first to identify and rank the top industry and academic players worldwide at the same time according to their innovation competencies in 100 energy priorities – defined in KIC InnoEnergy´s Innovation Strategy for 2014-2019.

Innovation in sustainable energy is key for the future of energy worldwide. According to the International Energy Agency, global energy demand is expected to grow by more than one-third by 2035. Where do we have to innovate to ensure sustainability? Who and where are the players driving innovation? Which energy priorities and areas are transforming the future of the energy landscape? KIC InnoEnergy´s global study answers exactly these questions, providing in-depth insights on the energy innovation landscape and the future game changers who will have the greatest impact on the market.

According to the global results of the report, 80% of innovative industry leaders come from Japan, USA and European regions. China leads the list of academic innovative players with a strong presence in all 100 priorities, with a 40% frequency of occurrence in the top 10 rankings. However, Chinese industrial players are almost absent from the rankings.

Europe and the USA are the best positioned in the global energy landscape with both industrial and academic players. The European players lead some of the thematic fields analysed in the report, such as Wind Energy, Ocean Energy or Solar Thermal Electricity where Germany and Spain provide most of the top innovators in industry.

“The Top 10 Energy Innovators in 100 Energy Priorities report focuses on key technological areas where further development is needed to address the market challenges in the short/midterm period.” - confirms Diego Pavía, CEO of KIC InnoEnergy. ”At KIC InnoEnergy we do exactly that. We work to identify and transform available know-how into new, marketable products and services in over a hundred energy priorities to make a positive impact on the market.”

The report has analysed close to 150,000 patents, 180,000 scientific publications, identified 1,890 R&D collaborations, 340 acquisitions and start-ups, 1,227 products, services and licenses and 2,000 industry and academic players, achieving strong and comprehensive conclusions. The players are ranked according to both qualitative and quantitative KPIs, such as measures of patents, scientific publications, strategic involvement in each topic, collaboration in R&D and R&D commercialization.

Top 10 Energy Innovators in 100 Energy Priorities Report sample :
http://www.kic-innoenergy.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Top_Energy_Innovators_Sample.pdf
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Poland : Renewable Energy Grants in Opole

The Regional Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Opole has created a program which will finance and support the purchase of renewable energy systems.

The program is aimed at individuals and communities, for buildings primarily used for residential purposes, and support will take the form of grants that will reduce the initial costs of technologies such as heat pumps, solar thermal and photovoltaic systems, as well as small wind turbines.

More info : http://www.wfosigw.opole.pl/node/377
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Slovakia : Preparing Subsidies for Renewable Energy according to Ministry of the Environment

Ministry of the Environment will have 100 million euro for subsidy. Peoples can apply to technologies such as biomass boilers, solar collectors for the hot water production or heating, heat pumps, power generation equipment with a maximum power of 10 kW, PV panels, and wind turbines.

According to the EU obligations Slovakia need to increase the proportion of renewable energy sources to 14% of total energy consumption. To do that they intends  to introduce subsidies for the purchase of domestic heat and electricity generators.

More information on Slovakian agency website: https://www.siea.sk/

Frimu Ghinea
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Romania - Map of electrical networks and wind power plants at December 15, 2014

Total wind power plants in Romania ( MW )

functional - 2966.554 MW
connection contracts - 11203.47 MW
with the technical connection - 33.68 MW

Data:
green - wind power plants in operation
blue - wind power plants with connection contracts
red - wind power plants with technical advice connection
black / white - wind power plants with expired agreements

Make click on the map:
http://www.transelectrica.ro/documents/10179/32316/7productie19.pdf/3fd49432-1dd5-46ea-bbd1-02964fe0b6c4

Frimu Ghinea
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